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also known as Penelope Ying Yen Wong

Australian government official

Penny Wong, Australian government official. Founding member Celebrating Diversity Coalition; member human rights committee Law Society South Australia, 1998—2002; chair UNIFEM Adelaide Breakfast Committee, 1999—2001.

Background

Wong, Penny was born on November 5, 1968 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Education

Bachelor in Jurisprudence, University Adelaide, Australia. Bachelor of Laws, University Adelaide, Australia.

Career

Industrial officer Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, Australia, 1990—1994. Senior policy advisor to the minister Ministry Land and Conservation, Australia, 1995—1996. Barrister and solicitor Adelaide, 1996—1999.

Legal officer Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union, 1999—2002. Senator for South Australia Australian Senate, since 2001, member opposition shadow ministry, 2004—2007. Minister climate change and water Government of Australia, 2007—2010, minister climate change, energy efficiency and water, 2010, minister finance and deregualtion, since 2010.

Member Australian Labor Party, delegate state convention, South Australia, 1989—1994, since 1996, deputy convener state platform committee, South Australia, 1990—1994, mem state executive, South Australia, 1996—1999, convener ethnic policy network, 1998—1999, member national policy committee on industry, infrastructure and regional development, 1998—2000, delegate national conference, 2000—2004.

Membership

Founding member Celebrating Diversity Coalition. Member human rights committee Law Society South Australia, 1998—2002. Chair UNIFEM Adelaide Breakfast Committee, 1999—2001.