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Who is Penny Wong?

Penelope Ying-Yen Wong aka Penny Wong is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for South Australia since 2002. She has served as Senate leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since 2013, and since 2022, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Leader of the Government in the Senate under the Albanese Government. She was previously Australia’s first Minister for Climate Change from 2007 to 2010 in the Rudd Government and Minister for Finance from 2010 to 2013 in the Gillard and second Rudd governments.

BornPenelope Ying-Yen Wong
5 November 1968 (age 53)
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Political partyLabor Party
Domestic partnerSophie Allouache
Children2
EducationUniversity of Adelaide (BA, LLB)
University of South Australia (LPC)

Penny Wong Biography, Wikipedia

Penny Wong was born born 5 November 1968 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, to Jane (née Chapman), an Australian, and Francis Wong, a Malaysian of Hakka origin. Her father was an architect. After her parents separated, she moved to Adelaide, South Australia, at the age of eight with her mother and younger brother.

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Penny Wong gained a scholarship to Scotch College, Adelaide where she studied chemistry, physics and mathematics, and was accepted into the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide. After spending a year on exchange in Brazil, Wong found she had an aversion to blood. She then studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the University of Adelaide, and completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the University of South Australia.

In 1988, while at university, she became involved with the leadership of the Adelaide University Labor Club, and has been a delegate to the South Australian Labor Party State Convention every year since 1989, (with the exception of 1995). She also worked part-time for the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), and won a position on the National Executive of the National Union of Students.

Penny Wong Career

Penny Wong graduated from the University of South Australia in 1992, and continued her association with the CFMEU as an industrial officer. She was admitted to the South Australian Bar in 1993. During 1995 and 1996, Wong acted as an advisor to the CFMEU and to the newly elected New South Wales state government.

During her legal career (1996–2002), Wong appeared as counsel in 11 published decisions of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, 15 published decisions of the South Australian Industrial Relations Court, 8 published decisions of the South Australian Industrial Relations Commission, 3 published decisions of the South Australian Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal and 10 published decisions of the South Australian Workers Compensation Tribunal.

Assumed office
23 May 2022
Prime MinisterAnthony Albanese
Preceded byMarise Payne
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Assuming office
TBD
Prime MinisterAnthony Albanese
SucceedingSimon Birmingham
In office
27 June 2013 – 18 September 2013
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
DeputyJacinta Collins
Preceded byStephen Conroy
Succeeded byEric Abetz
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
In office
18 September 2013 – 23 May 2022
DeputyStephen Conroy
Don Farrell
Kristina Keneally
LeaderBill Shorten
Anthony Albanese
Preceded byEric Abetz
Succeeded byTBD
Minister for Finance and Deregulation
In office
14 September 2010 – 18 September 2013
Prime MinisterJulia Gillard
Kevin Rudd
Preceded byLindsay Tanner
Succeeded byMathias Cormann
Minister for Climate Change
In office
3 December 2007 – 14 September 2010
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byGreg Combet
Senator for South Australia
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 July 2002
Preceded byChris Schacht

Penny Wong Personal Life

Penny Wong is a practising Christian, attending Pilgrim Uniting Church in Adelaide. She has said that, “I do not ever remember having the sense that I denied the existence of God.” Others in her wider family from the Malaysian state of Sabah are Buddhist. She held Malaysian citizenship until 2001.

Penny Wong is a lesbian and came out publicly a month after she assumed her Senate seat in 2002. In 2010, Wong was selected by readers of Samesame website as one of the 25 most influential lesbian Australians. Wong’s domestic partner, Sophie Allouache, is a public servant and former University of Adelaide Students’ Association president. In December 2011, Allouache gave birth to their first child, after announcing the IVF-assisted pregnancy using donor sperm in August 2011. Allouache gave birth to their second daughter in 2015, at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Penny Wong Net Worth

Penny Wong has Net Worth around $600,000.

Penny Wong Family

Penny Wong is a lesbian and came out publicly a month after she assumed her Senate seat in 2002. Wong’s domestic partner, Sophie Allouache, is a public servant and former University of Adelaide Students’ Association president. In December 2011, Allouache gave birth to their first child, after announcing the IVF-assisted pregnancy using donor sperm in August 2011. Allouache gave birth to their second daughter in 2015, at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

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Who is Penny Wong?

Penny Wong is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for South Australia since 2002.

How Old is Penny Wong?

Penny Wong is 53 Years Old as of 2022.

Is Penny Wong lesbian?

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