Penny Wong The Biography

Title:   Penny Wong The Biography
Author:   Simons M
Publisher:   BLACK INC Edition:  2019 Binding: Paperback
APN:   9781760640859 or ISBN(1760640859)
Our Price:   $34.99  
Availability:   In Stock - will despatch next working day. Walk-in shoppers should ring ahead to ensure shelf availability

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 Australias 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.


Add this Item to your Basket