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‘Penny Wong: Passion and Principle’ up for National Biography Award

‘Penny Wong: Passion and Principle’ up for National Biography Award

Compelling biographies of trailblazers and survivors have been shortlisted alongside raw-edged memoirs by debut authors for the 2021 National Biography Award, the richest prize in Australia for biography and life stories, the State Library of NSW announced Thursday 5th August. The shortlisted works, selected from 101 entries are: The Lotus Eaters by Emily Clements (Hardie […]

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Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

On Tuesday Senator Amanda Stoker hit back at critics of her appointment as Assistant Minister for Women, spending the day in radio, TV and print media interviews. The Queensland senator said criticism from Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, and actor Magda Szubanski was misplaced. Senator Stoker said she had a long history of defending […]

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Labor’s Penny Wong says “I’m here to stay” following election speculation

Labor’s Penny Wong says “I’m here to stay” following election speculation

Labor’s leader in the senate, Penny Wong, has declared she’s staying in politics and ready to fight the next election. Wong has confirmed that she’s put her name forward for senate nominations in her home state of South Australia. “I don’t know if it’s public, but I’ll make it public, senate nominations have opened up […]

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Penny Wong biographer Margaret Simons’ tale of tenacity

Penny Wong biographer Margaret Simons’ tale of tenacity

Walkley Award winning journalist Margaret Simons is no stranger to writing about people who don’t want to talk. But writing a biography about a person who initially wanted no part in the project took years of persistence. Simons will release the unauthorised biography of one of Australia’s most private public figures, Penny Wong: Passion and […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE In the wake a shock election loss, new Labor leader Anthony Albanese has been travelling the country on a ‘listening tour’ to try and gauge what are the issues Australian people are really concerned about. As the party’s new leader he’s beginning a long journey, one which he hopes will lead to a Labor […]

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News Corp accused of racist overtones in headline about Penny Wong

News Corp accused of racist overtones in headline about Penny Wong

News Corp newspapers have been accused of including racist overtones in their headline about Labor MP Penny Wong. The Daily Telegraph story was titled How did it all go wong for Penny? accused Labor’s leader in the senate of being petulant during the election campaign and suggested she may have been a contributing factor to the opposition’s shock loss […]

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Penny Wong awarded McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership

Penny Wong awarded McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership

Labor senator Penny Wong has been awarded the 2019 McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership. The annual prize is an initiative of the Susan McKinnon Foundation and the University of Melbourne’s School of Government. In awarding the 50-year-old politician the prize the organisers said it was “for her leadership and advocacy in promoting a more tolerant and […]

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Labor criticise Milo Yiannopoulos visa decision

Labor criticise Milo Yiannopoulos visa decision

The opposition have criticised the government’s decision to allow controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos a visa to enter Australia for a speaking tour. Labor’s Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong said the government had only changed its stance after being pressured by right wing commentators. “I think we can decide who we want to come to Australia.” […]

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Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Greens senator Janet Rice has told equality campaigners that she believes bill to change to anti-discrimination act so that students can not be expelled from schools over their sexuality or gender identity has a good chance of passing the senate when parliament resumes this week. “(It) looks like it’s potentially got the support of the […]

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Government may stop Chelsea Manning from speaking in Australia

Government may stop Chelsea Manning from speaking in Australia

The federal government is considering banning Chelsea Manning from speaking in Australia, with new Immigration Minister David Coleman reviewing her visa. Manning is scheduled to speak at the Antidote Festival at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday night, following by speaking engagements in Brisbane and Melbourne. Manning, who was an intelligence analyst in the US […]

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