Senator the Hon Penny Wong

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Senator for South Australia

Positions
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3874
Fax:
(02) 6273 5879

Electorate Office

Principal Office

Level 4
19 Gouger Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Postal address

PO Box 6237, Halifax Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Telephone:
(08) 8212 8272
Fax:
(08) 8212 8273
Toll Free:
1300 301 698

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Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Wong

State/Territory

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2001 (term began 1.7.2002), 2007 and 2013.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Library from 1.7.02 to 15.11.04; Senators' Interests from 1.7.02 to 15.11.04; Appropriations and Staffing from 26.6.13 to 9.5.16; Procedure from 26.6.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References Committee from 1.7.02 to 15.11.04; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 1.7.02 to 1.3.04; Economics: References Committee from 1.3.04 to 15.11.04; Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation Committee from 18.11.04 to 1.7.05.
  • Senate Select: Superannuation from 10.12.02 to 10.9.03; Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters from 23.6.03 to 31.3.04.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 1.7.02 to 17.10.07; Intelligence and Security from 16.7.14 to 25.11.2014 and from 25.6.15 to 9.5.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister for Corporate Governance and Responsibility from 26.10.04 to 10.12.06.
  • Shadow Minister for Employment and Workforce Participation from 26.10.04 to 10.12.06.
  • Shadow Minister for Public Administration and Accountability and Shadow Minister for Workforce Participation from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07.
  • Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate from 4.2.13 to 26.6.13.
  • Leader of the Government in the Senate from 26.6.13 to 18.9.13.
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 18.9.13 to 9.5.16 and from 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs from 23.07.16.
Party positions
  • Delegate, ALP State Convention (SA) 1989-94 and from 1996.
  • Deputy Convener, ALP State Platform Committee (SA) 1990-94.
  • Member, ALP State Executive (SA) 1996-99.
  • Convener, ALP Ethnic Policy Network 1998-99.
  • Member, ALP National Policy Committee on Industry, Infrastructure and Regional Development 1998-2000.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference 2000-04.
  • Australian Labor National Campaign Spokesperson for the 2007 and 2013 Federal Elections.
Personal
  • Born 5.11.1968, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Jurisprudence), LLB (Hons) (Adel), GradDip in Legal Practice (SA).
  • Industrial officer 1990-94.
  • Senior Policy Adviser to the Minister for Land and Conservation (NSW), the Hon. KM Yeadon 1995-96.
  • Barrister and solicitor 1996-1999.
  • Legal officer 1999-2002.