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Penny Wong attacks 'slippery' George Brandis over Royal Commission

The Australian Financial Review - ‎20 hours ago‎
Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong has hit out at Attorney General George Brandis over the Royal Commission into Northern Territory youth detention centres, saying he is "too slippery" to hold his position.

Global problems needed global solutions, says Penny Wong

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Former cabinet minister Penny Wong told The Weekend Australian that while the Brexit and Mr Trump's selection as Republican presidential candidate were choices for the British and American people, global problems needed global solutions.
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Bill Shorten announces shadow cabinet with Penny Wong in foreign affairs

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced a big shake-up of Labor's front bench, as he seeks to ramp up pressure on a weakened Turnbull government in the next term of Parliament.

What we know about Penny Wong and foreign policy

The Interpreter - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Over the weekend Bill Shorten, leader of the opposition, announced a fairly major reshuffle of the Labor shadow ministry. Tanya Plibersek has left foreign affairs for the domestic battleground that is education; Senator Penny Wong (formerly of the ...

What the brutal election campaign was really like

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Good feeling from those I called - once I convinced some of them it was genuinely Penny Wong on the phone! Matt is doing a great job in Sturt highlighting the impact of the Liberals' neglect of South Australia.

Pyne's election diary reveals the NXT threat

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Labor Senator Penny Wong speaks to the media after voting at Goodwood Primary School. Pic: Tom Huntley. Senator Wong was in Adelaide in the lead up to election day after having to spend much of the campaign away from her young family as Labor's ...

Wong shows off diplomatic skills

SBS - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Penny Wong hasn't taken long to pick up the diplomatic skills needed for her new job as she tactfully avoided endorsing the "barking mad" label Labor leader Bill Shorten planted on US presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Sharon Bird case shows Labor Right's bias against women

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
For example, left-wing factional MPs and senators such as Tanya Plibersek, Penny Wong and Jenny Macklin have long been among the best performers on Labor's frontbench, in government and in opposition.
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George Brandis defends NT abuse royal commission amid consultation hostilities

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎17 hours ago‎
While the government said Labor would be consulted on the drafting of the royal commission's terms of reference, opposition frontbencher Penny Wong said on Friday morning that she was disappointed with the "regrettable" lack of discussion. "Not only ...

Have Olympic Games lost their glitz?

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
I'd pay big bucks to see Government Senate leader George Brandis and Opposition counterpart Penny Wong duck, dive and weave around Senate obstacles like Pauline “pylon” Hanson and Derryn “buoy” Hinch.
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South China Sea: Beijing hits back at Australia, Japan and US

The Australian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong agreed: “We have welcomed the decision of the arbitral tribunal in relation to the South China Sea, and we are joined with the government in urging all nations to respect and abide by the tribunal's ruling.

Strewth: Today's special

The Australian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Elsewhere on Aunty's airwaves, Michael Brissenden was also trying to nudge a pollie, but in this case it was Penny Wong, who has diplomatically embraced the shadow foreign affairs portfolio. Brissenden: “What's your view of Donald Trump? Do you agree ...

Chinks in Turnbull government's national security armour

The Australian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
And in Penny Wong, Shorten has appointed Labor's most articulate defender of the open economy to foreign affairs. National security is going to become ever more important over these next few years.

'It was everyone against Kim': Kim Carr, Labor's ultimate survivor

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
This time the Left had decided Carr would not be included in their 14 names. Albanese, Plibersek, Wong, Mark Butler, Jenny Macklin, Catherine King, virtually the entire faction was against him.

New awards a chance to recognise Australian LGBTI champions

Star Observer - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
We've had people like Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Penny (Wong) and Richard (Simms) nominated. “It's interesting which ones don't have as many votes.

Chinese investment: Stay calm and ignore the defence hawks

The Interpreter - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Despite some noise from the minor parties, neither the government's trade and investment minister, Steven Ciobo, nor his pre-election Labor counterpart, Penny Wong, have hyped the Ausgrid sale. With a decision on Ausgrid expected next month, cool heads ...
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Shorten drafts 20 women onto mega-frontbench

The Australian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Foreign affairs has been kept by the Left, with Senate leader Penny Wong taking the role. Mr Shorten signalled his commitment to “reconciliation ... closing the gap” by taking the portfolio of indigenous affairs and said the three issues were ...

Singing an old song

The Monthly (subscription) - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The post-election dishwashing period is over. We have a prime minister. The government has been reshuffled. The ministry has been sworn in.

Bloated frontbench reflects political weakness

The Australian - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Coalition should promote women who can take the fight up to their female Labor opponents. Michaelia Cash and Sussan Ley can do this but they must be accompanied by more of the same.
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