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'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate...': Penny Wong

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Senator Wong's comments come as Parliament returns for 2016 with debate about same-sex marriage continuing to rage. While the Turnbull government works on the wording and process for a plebiscite on the issue, Labor is again pushing for Parliament to ...

It's time The case for marriage equality

The Monthly (subscription) - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
In 2001, when I was first elected to parliament, it wasn't legal to discriminate on the basis of race or gender in Australia. The Racial Discrimination Act was enacted before my childhood migration from Malaysia, a quarter of a century earlier ...

Public Service Commissioner 'ducks responsibility' over welfare of Jamie Briggs staffer: Labor

The Canberra Times - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Labor senator Penny Wong asked the commissioner whether he made any inquiries "or concerned yourself at all as to how information regarding a public servant and a photograph relating to the night in question made it into the public arena?
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Eleventh hour election changes a 'recipe for disaster' as minor parties fight to keep preference system

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Labor is still split, with its Senate leaders Penny Wong and Stephen Conroy convinced it will disadvantage the ALP. But on Friday all sides denied a deal had been done.
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Stuart Robert: DFAT says Chinese officials believed meeting was official; minister shrugs off Rolex controversy

ABC Online - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Labor Senator Penny Wong today pressed the DFAT head Peter Varghese about the trip during Senate estimates. Senator Wong asked whether it was appropriate that a minister "rock up to one of these meetings" without informing the department first.
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Not all rejoice at the rise of Barnaby

InDaily - ‎5 hours ago‎
... is the polar opposite. As Labor frontbencher Penny Wong says: “Barnaby is very entertaining, but he is erratic and that's the last thing you want in someone who is one step away from being the prime minister and who is called upon to act as prime ...
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No guarantee boats will be built in SA — Payne

The Advertiser - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Labor Senator Penny Wong said the 1300-plus jobs that were set to go came on top of 1000 jobs that have already gone. “(Yesterday's) evidence confirms that the Liberal Government's announcement that the OPV build would be “centred in South Australia” ...

Labor accuses Govt of breaking another promise to Adelaide shipbuilders

ABC Online - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
South Australian frontbencher Penny Wong says they'd been hoping for better since the change of Liberal leader. PENNY WONG: Sadly it seems that the Turnbull Government is as bad for South Australia as Tony Abbott was. TOM IGGULDEN: At issue is a ...

Why are Julie Bishop's Facebooky, Googly beanbags so freaking expensive?

Crikey (registration) - ‎3 hours ago‎
The department did not supply ping pong equipment, but Rauter said that staff had paid for their own ping pong equipment. Labor Senator Penny Wong, for one, appreciated the desire to play ping pong in the InnovationXchange. ”I used to love ping pong ...

The seismic tax shift we're not allowed to talk about

The New Daily - ‎17 hours ago‎
This was on full show when Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, aided by Labor's Penny Wong, tried to quiz Treasury Secretary John Fraser on the issue during this week's Senate Estimates hearing.

Lunch review: Nola

InDaily - ‎5 hours ago‎
... is the polar opposite. As Labor frontbencher Penny Wong says: “Barnaby is very entertaining, but he is erratic and that's the last thing you want in someone who is one step away from being the prime minister and who is called upon to act as prime ...
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Patient DFAT officials defend ping-pong diplomacy, yet again

The Canberra Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
Last year, Senator Penny Wong also used time in senate estimates to ask about the table. Advertisement. "How is this ping pong table contributing to the goals and targets of our aid program?
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Rape advocate taunts Dutton

Yahoo7 News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Labor's Penny Wong believes the leader of an anti-women group should be denied entry to Australia. The founder of a group that advocates for "legal rape" has taunted Australian authorities, saying the country's borders are weak.
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Lesbian mothers to be recognised on birth certificates

The Advertiser - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
SA Labor Senator Penny Wong, who has two daughters with partner Sophie Allouache, said the law brought South Australia “one step closer to ensuring our laws truly reflect the principle of equality”.
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Superhero Iron Boy saves Sydney

ABC Online - ‎21 hours ago‎
Penny Timms reports. PENNY TIMMS: A superhero arrived on the streets of Sydney after an urgent appeal from the New South Wales Police commissioner Andrew Scipione.

PUP senator Dio Wang: 'Learn from China' and root out corruption at national level

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Senator Wang met with Labor's Senate leader Penny Wong on Tuesday night and received in-principle support for an inquiry.
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$11.6m Lodge bill four times original budget

The Australian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A delay by the former Labor government in starting the work led to then finance minister Penny Wong approving an extra $1.1m, primarily due to the deferral, taking the budget to $7.8m.

Taxpayers forked out $3.35m in redundancy to 90 ministerial staffers

The Australian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
... at an average cost of $45,490 per person, according to information provided by Finance Minister Mathias Cormann in response to a Senate question by Labor's upper-house leader Penny Wong. Another nine staffers from the office of former small ...
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Senate president Stephen Parry's bid to approve own overseas travel

The Australian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Labor frontbencher Stephen Conroy slammed the move as “extraordinarily arrogant” while opposition Senate leader Penny Wong blasted Senator Parry for failing to notify the committee. “You've introduced a system, overturned the 20-year-old system, I ...
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Trade Minister Andrew Robb warns Parliament: we can't afford not to sign this trade agreement

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Mr Robb thanked members of the former Labor government for advancing negotiations on the TPP, including former trade ministers Simon Crean, Craig Emerson, Richard Marles, as well as shadow minister Penny Wong for her "constructive engagement.".
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