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photo Penny WONG
Member for South Australia
Federal Senate
The information on this page was provided by the parliamentarian or obtained through parliamentary handbooks or web sites. It was correct as at August 2008
Party   Australian Labor Party
State   SA
Term Expires   2008
Parliamentary Service   First elected to the Senate 10 November 2001 (for term beginning 1.7.02) and 2007 (term beginning 1.7.08).
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.10.04 to 3.12.07; Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Participation from 26.10.04 to 10.12.06; Shadow Minister for Corporate Governance and Responsibility from 26.10.04; Shadow Minister for Public Administration & Accountability; Shadow Minister for Workforce Participation from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07; Minister for Climate Change and Water from 3.12.07.
Committee Service   Senate Standing: Library from 1.7.02 to15.11.04; Senators' Interests from 1.7.02 to 15.11.04; Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References Committee from 1.7.02 to 15.11.04; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 1.7.02 to 15.3.04; Economics: References Committee from 1.3.04 to 15.11.04; Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation Committee from 1.7.02. Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 18.11.04 to 1.7.05; Senate Select: Superannuation from 10.12.02 to 10.9.03; Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters form 23.6.03 to 31.3.04; Joint Statuatory: Corporations and Financial Services from 1.7.02 to 17.10.07.
Party Positions   Delgate, ALP State Convention (SA) from 1989 to 1994 and from 1996; Deputy Covener, ALP State Platform Committee (SA) from 1990 to 1994; Member, ALP State Executive (SA) from 1998 to 1999; Covener, ALP Ethnic Policy Network from 1998 to 1999; Member, ALP National Policy Committee on Industry, Infrastructure and Regional Development from 1998 to 2000; Delegate, ALP National Conference from 2000 to 2004; Australian Labor National Campaign Spokesperson for the 2007 Federal Election.
Other Positions   Member, Human Rights Committee, Law Society of South Australia from 1998 to 2002; Chair, UNIFEM Adelaide Breakfast Committee from 1999 to 2001; founding member, Celebrating Diversity Coalition.
Former Occupations   Organiser and Industrial Officer, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union rom 1992-1995; Ministerial Advisor (Carr Government, NSW) 1995-1996; Legal Officer, Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers' Union.
Qualifications   BA (Jurisprudence); LLB (Hons) (Adelaide); GradDip in Legal Practice (SA).
Electoral Address   81 Carrington Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone   (08) 8223 3388
Fax   (08) 8223 5588
Other Addresses   Postal Address: PO Box 6237, Halifax Street, Adelaide SA 5000; Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600; Ph. +61 (0) 2 6277 5789; Fax: +61 (0) 2 6277 3105
Date of Birth   5/11/68
Place of Birth   Sabah, Malaysia

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