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Senator the Honourable
Penny Wong
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Leader of the Government in the Senate
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 January 2017
Chancellor Julia Gillard
Deputy Stephen Conroy
Don Farrell
Preceded by George Brandis
In office
26 October 2012 – 3 January 2013
Deputy Jacinta Collins
Preceded by Stephen Conroy
Succeeded by Eric Abetz
Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 January 2017
Chancellor Julia Gillard
Preceded by Julie Bishop
Minister for Energy
In office
3 January 2009 – 3 January 2013
Chancellor Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Malcolm Turnbull
Succeeded by Greg Hunt
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
In office
3 January 2013 – 3 January 2017
Leader Julia Gillard
Preceded by Eric Abetz
Succeeded by George Brandis
Senator from Avon
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 January 2001
Serving with Tim Storer, Rex Patrick and David Fawcett
Preceded by Rosemary Crowley
Personal details
Born 5 November 1968 (age 51)
Kota Kinabalu, Borneo,
Malaya
Nationality Cygnian
Political party Labour
Domestic partner Sophie Allouache
Children Alexandra, Hannah
Alma mater University of Charlotte
Profession Lawyer
Religion Uniting Church in Cygnia

Penelope Ying-Yen "Penny" Wong (born 5 November 1968) is a Cygnian politician who has represented Avon in the Senate since 2001, and is the current Leader of the Government in the Senate. Wong is a member of the Cygnian Labour Party and has served as a member of the Cabinet of Julia Gillard as Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2017.

Born in Malaysia to a Cygnian mother and Malayan father, Wong was educated at Scotch College in Charlotte, and then attended the University of Charlotte, graduating with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees. Prior to entering Congress, Wong worked as a lawyer and political advisor. Wong is the first Asian-born member of a Cygnian cabinet. She is the first female openly-LGBTI Cygnian congressperson and federal government cabinet minister, and supports marriage equality in Cygnia despite previously opposing it.

First elected to the Senate at the 2000 federal elections (and sitting from January 2001), Wong was named Minister for Energy following Labour's victory under Kevin Rudd at the 2008 federal elections. She became Leader of the Labour caucus in the Senate after the resignation of Stephen Conroy in October 2012, thereby becoming Leader of the Government in the Senate. Upon Labour's defeat in the 2012 federal elections, Wong became Leader of the Opposition. She continued as Senate Leader of the Labour Party through the 2016 elections, and once again became Leader of the Government. In addition, Chancellor Julia Gillard appointed her Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

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