Penny Ying-yen Wong

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Name: Penny Ying-yen Wong
First reported 48 mins ago - Updated 48 mins ago - 1 reports

Abbott's favoured paid parental leave scheme stalls

Tony Abbott's signature paid parental leave policy has effectively ground to a halt with Treasury officials revealing limited progress is being made in determining how state public service schemes will dovetail with the proposed Commonwealth one, or how ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 48 mins ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Wong shows support for Pharaoh in Prahran

Federal Senator Penny Wong has thrown her support behind Labor Candidate for Prahran, Neil Pharaoh, who if elected will be the first openly gay man in the Victorian Parliament."Neil Pharaoh is an extremely active and engaged local Labor candidate and ... [Published Gay News Network - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Economy blame game just doesn’t cut it

THE State Labor Government’s excuses for slugging South Australian taxpayers with massive increases to the Emergency Services Levy are totally false and misleading. State Labor claims the Australian Government’s supposed cuts to health and education in ... [Published Adelaide Now - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

A statement from Mathias Cormann*

"By now you may have read or heard that over the weekend I described the leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten as an "economic girlie man" . Initially in the wake of the criticism I received for using such sexist language I was unimpressed. I was clearly ... [Published Women's Agenda - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Senate president received no advice on burqa segregation

ELEANOR HALL: As Parliament returns today to the scrapping of the burqa ban, the Senate president is refusing to say who advised him that people with facial coverings should be segregated in Parliament.The Senate president and the House of Representatives ... [Published ABC Online - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Market Watch: Housing growth drives NSW's economy into top spot

NSW best performing economy due to housing growthNew quarterly figures from CommSec rank New South Wales as Australia’s best-performing economy overall, outperforming Western Australia. NSW has seen a significant increase in construction and housing is ... [Published Mortgage Professional Australia - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Finance Minister's "Girly Man" Insult Sparks Sexist Backlash

1. The Belgium-born Mathias Cormann sounds like Arnold Schwarzenegger and recently he’s been playing up to that fact. But on Saturday’s Sky News panel program he took it one step further by calling Opposition Leader Bill Shorten “a girly man”. 3. But ... [Published BuzzFeed - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 2 reports

Wong downplays China buyer housing fears (AAP)

Labor trade spokeswoman Penny Wong says foreign property buyers are not the key issue that is driving up Australian property prices. ... [Published West Australian - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 2 reports

Cormann defends 'girlie-man' insult

Mathias Cormann: ‘I hope you are not going to say I am a sexist misogynist.’’ Photograph: TRACEY NEARMY/AAPIMAGEAustralia’s finance minister, Mathias Cormann, has denied making any gender-specific insult in labelling the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Bipartisan parliamentary committee calls for Abbott government's 'foreign fighters' bill to be watered down

A powerful parliamentary committee has called for key elements of the Abbott government's controversial "foreign fighters" counter-terrorism laws to be watered down and additional checks applied, while backing the broad thrust of the bill.Among the 36 ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Counterterrorism laws get the nod with new checks

Sweeping counterterrorism laws that include new offences for "advocating" terrorism and visiting terrorism hotspots could be passed by Canberra within a fortnight after the major parties broadly embraced changes recommended by a high-powered committee ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 2 reports

Beijing slaps tariff on coal imports

The federal government is seeking clarity from China about its shock decision to impose new tariffs on Australian coal.China will impose from October 15 a levy of three per cent on coking coal imports and six per cent on lower grade thermal coal in a ... [Published Business Spectator - Oct 09 2014]

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"neil pharaoh is an extremely active and engaged local labor candidate and he will be a strong voice for the residents of prahran" Senator Wong said

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Abbott's favoured paid parental leave scheme st... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 48 mins ago]
Wong shows support for Pharaoh in Prahran [Published Gay News Network - Oct 21 2014]
Former prime minister remembered by editor [Published Daily Telegraph Australia - North Shore - Oct 21 2014]
Whitlam shook Labor up, says Shorten [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 21 2014]
Economy blame game just doesn’t cut it [Published Adelaide Now - Oct 20 2014]
Cormann a 'd---head' for girly man reference: L... [Published 9News.com.au - Oct 20 2014]
Senate president received no advice on burqa se... [Published ABC Online - Oct 20 2014]
Mathias Cormann 'a dickhead' for 'inappropriate... [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 20 2014]
Mathias Cormann: the boy-man and the girlie-men [Published Women's Agenda - Oct 20 2014]
A statement from Mathias Cormann* [Published Women's Agenda - Oct 20 2014]
Market Watch: Housing growth drives NSW's econo... [Published Mortgage Professional Australia - Oct 19 2014]
Mathias Cormann calls Shorten a "girlie man". C... [Published Women's Agenda - Oct 19 2014]
Cormann defends 'girly man' gibe [Published Gold Coast Bulletin - Oct 19 2014]
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann defends 'girly... [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 19 2014]
Mathias Cormann denies his 'economic girlie-man... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 19 2014]
Cormann defends calling Shorten an 'economic gi... [Published ABC Online - Oct 19 2014]
Finance Minister's "Girly Man" Insult Sparks Se... [Published BuzzFeed - Oct 19 2014]
Wong downplays China buyer housing fears (AAP) [Published West Australian - Oct 19 2014]
Wong downplays China buyer housing fears [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 19 2014]
Cormann defends 'girlie-man' insult [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 19 2014]
'Girly man' insulting, says Wong [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 19 2014]
Cormann under fire for 'girlie man' comment [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Oct 18 2014]
Counterterrorism laws get the nod with new checks [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 17 2014]
Bipartisan parliamentary committee calls for Ab... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 17 2014]
Same-sex marriage on trial [Published Eureka Street - Oct 15 2014]
SA’s great submarine fightback [Published Adelaide Now - Oct 14 2014]
Japan submarine deal risks SA ties with China: ... [Published Prime 7 - Oct 14 2014]
PM plays down China’s tariff [Published Weekly Times Now - Oct 14 2014]
Where are Asian-Australians in public life? [Published Melbourne Age - Oct 12 2014]
Japanese subs a plan gets a rocketing [Published Adelaide Now - Oct 10 2014]
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