Penny Wong: The Biography
Paperback $34.99 - Black Inc
Australian Non Fiction - Published: 1/Oct/2019 - ISBN: 9781760640859
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. Margaret Simons traces Wong's 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 in the polarising campaign to legalise same-sex marriage. What emerges is a picture of a leader for modern Australia, a cautious yet charismatic figure of piercing intelligence, with a family history linking back to Australia's colonial settlers and to the Asia-Pacific.
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