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Penny Wong : passion and principle : the biography / by Margaret Simons.

Penny Wong : passion and principle : the biography / by Margaret Simons.
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Record Number 19958
ISBN 9781760640859 (paperback)
Location B WON
Author Simons, Margaret (author.).
Title Penny Wong : passion and principle : the biography / by Margaret Simons.
Published Carlton, Victoria : Black Inc., [2019]
Collation xii, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Content types text
still image
Carrier type volume
General Note Includes index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note A revelatory portrait of one of the most talented, poised and respected Australian politicians, written by one of Australia’s foremost biographers. Senator Penny Wong is an extraordinary Australian politician. Resolute, self-possessed and a penetrating thinker on subjects from climate change to foreign affairs, she is admired by members of parliament and the public from across the political divide. In this first-ever biography of Penny Wong, acclaimed journalist Margaret Simons traces her story: from her early life in Malaysia, to her student activism in Adelaide, to her time in the turbulent Rudd and Gillard governments, to her key role as a voice of reason in the polarising campaign to legalise same-sex marriage. What emerges is a picture of a leader for modern Australia, a cool-headed and cautious yet charismatic figure of piercing intelligence, with a family history linking back to Australia’s colonial settlers and to the Asia-Pacific. Drawing on exclusive interviews with Penny Wong and her Labor colleagues, parliamentary opponents, and close friends and family, this is a scintillating insight into an Australian politician without precedence.
Personal Name Wong, Penny
Wong, Penny -Family
Corporate Name Australian Labor Party
Topical Term Biographies
Asians -- Australia -- Biography
Politicians -- Australia -- Biography
Legislators -- Australia -- Biography
Women legislators -- Australia -- Biography
Gay activists -- Australia -- Biography
Lesbians -- Australia -- Biography
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