Uniting Church in Australia People: Peter Garrett, Francis Macnab, Ronald Wilson, Dave Andrews, Penny Wong, Keith Garner, Barry Chant

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: A. Harold Wood, Alan Walker (theologian), Alistair Macrae, Andrew Dutney, Barry Chant, Bill Crews (clergyman), Bill Loader, Brian Howe (politician), Dave Andrews, David Manton, Davis McCaughey, Dean Drayton, Francis Macnab, Gregor Henderson, H. D'Arcy Wood, James Haire, James Udy, John Mallison, John Rudder, John Williams (water scientist), John Woodley, Karen Overington, Keith Seaman, Lance Armstrong (politician), Lin Hatfield Dodds, Margaret Reeson, Marion Maddox, Penny Wong, Robert Evans (astronomer), Ronald Wilson, Stephen Edwin Yarnold, Stephen Hatfield Dodds. Excerpt: Penelope "Penny" Ying-yen Wong (born 5 November 1968), an Australian senator representing South Australia, is the Commonwealth Minister for Finance and Deregulation. Wong is a member of the Labor Party and member of the Australian federal cabinet. Wong was the first Australian Minister for Climate Change and Water. Her appointment was amended on 26 February 2010, by the Prime Minister, to the Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water. This change in the Government's cabinet was brought about by the controversy of the Home Insulation Program (HIP). On 13 September 2010, she was sworn in as Minister for Finance and Deregulation in the Gillard Labor cabinet. She has been a member of the Australian Senate since 2002, representing South Australia. Wong is the first Asian-born federal minister, as well as the first openly lesbian member of the Australian cabinet. Before entering Parliament, Penny Wong was a barrister and solicitor in Adelaide and an adviser to the Carr Government in New South Wales. Wong was born in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia to a Malaysian Chinese Hakka father and an Australian mother. She moved to Australia at the age of eight with her mother and younger brother Toby, after her parents separated. Toby went on to become a chef in Adelaide, South Australia. Wong gained a scholarship to Scotch College, Adelaide where she studied chemistry, physics and mathematics and was accepted into the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide. After spending a year on exchange in Brazil, Wong found she had an aversion to blood. She then studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the University of Adelaide and completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of South Australia. When she was 18, Wong took over the control of the Adelaide University Labor Club. While at university, she worked part-time for the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energ

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