9781760640859

Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Margaret Simons


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ISBN: 9781760640859
Published: October 2019

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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.

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781760640859
  • Published: October 2019
  • Publisher: Black Inc.
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Width (mm): 153
  • Height (mm): 233
  • Depth (mm): 27
  • Weight (g): 496

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