Penny Wong is an Australian Labor Party Senator for South Australia and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. She is also Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
Before entering politics she worked for a union, as a ministerial adviser in the New South Wales government, and as a lawyer.
Penny was elected to the Senate in 2001 and took her seat in 2002. In 2004, Penny was elected to the Shadow Ministry. Following the election of the Labor government in 2007 Penny was appointed the Minister for Climate Change and Water. After the 2010 election Penny was appointed the Minister for Finance and Deregulation.