Penny Wright, Senator

Party
Australian Greens
Type
Senator
Email
senator.wright@aph.gov.au
Parliamentary
Office
PO Box 6100, Senate, Parliament House
Canberra, ACT 2600
Electoral
Office
Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Suite 6, Level 12, 100 King William Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Eophone
(08) 8205 1060
Eofax
(08) 8205 1069
Website
Social Accounts
  • Penny Wright on Twitter
  • Penny Wright on Facebook
  • Penny Wright on YouTube

News From Penny Wright

  • “PennyWrites: @SurprisedOwl @vanbadham Sadly, not enough. That's why we see them swapping preferences to keep other pties & Independents out. Same old”

  • “PennyWrites: @vanbadham @SurprisedOwl Some. Not all. For instance, not #Asylumseekers. And not #SoleParentPensions & #StrongerFutures in last Labor govt”

  • “PennyWrites: Yes, we have 11 representatives, a sophisticated policy platform & voters know what we stand for. https://t.co/zm9yveoXov @fransi1803 #QandA”

  • “PennyWrites: Yes. @SaltwaterFix @MarkParnellMLC”

  • “PennyWrites: @giddeygirl @fransi1803 In quantity but not quality. Subsumed by Liberals & have sold out rural ppl in env't, education, #mentalhealth #CSG”

  • “PennyWrites: RT @Deus_Maximus: @PennyWrites https://t.co/itTPVJJMH6”

  • “PennyWrites: @Deus_Maximus You forgot National Security & removing some long-cherished legal & #humanrights. I know - I was there, during the debates”

  • “PennyWrites: @joujoubateekh Yes, and such a gap in schooling outcomes. Their real chance to reach their potential. It's why we need #Gonski”

  • “PennyWrites: The lady doth protest too much! Terri Butler on LibLab: It's silly that we could be in coalition. Our values are so different Srsly? #QandA”

  • “PennyWrites: Ciobo is right - we are a fabulously wealthy country - but most of the wealth is at the top & too many live in heartbreaking poverty #QandA”

  • “PennyWrites: He's the Leader of the third party in Australian politics -with MPs in @AuSenate & House of Representatives, @fransi1803”

  • “PennyWrites: Increasing inequality in Australian society is shameful & corrosive. It hurts us all when Australians are homeless, poor & excluded #QandA”

  • “PennyWrites: Agree. Their tired ideas & ideologies & the debts they owe their powerful backers - all on view when they're challenged @shooper1000 #QandA”

  • “PennyWrites: We do! Watch this space ! @Vicki_Hunt69 @Greens”

  • “PennyWrites: Investment in #education is the most effective investment a nation can make. Both for the economy & for social cohesion #Gonski #QandA”

  • “PennyWrites: No, we need to hear from voices that offer a choice - & courageous policies that address the challenges we face @fransi1803 #QandA #Greens”

  • “PennyWrites: It is absolutely time to have the #Greens in the Leaders' Debates. Fact is LibLab don't want to face real 'opposition' #QandA”

  • “PennyWrites: RT @QandA: .@RichardDiNatale called the #leadershipdebate a snoozefest and responds to being left out of these debates #QandA https://t.co/…”

  • “PennyWrites: Very true. #Greens are the party for #humanrights in the Federal Plt. Great to stand side by side w @rightsagenda https://t.co/sPxIigs0Ix”

  • “PennyWrites: RT @RichardDiNatale: Hearing from the nurses & midwives about the crucial role of RNs in Aged Care in Redfern w/ Sylvie Ellsmore. https://t…”

  • “PennyWrites: Saw this ballet last night. Absolutely stunning! One of best Swan Lakes I've seen. Beautiful work, Mr Baynes & AB https://t.co/ppYV7vYxhj”

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News About Penny Wright

  • From Google News

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    Nova Peris will not recontest her Senate seat - NEWS.com.au

    Nova Peris will not recontest her Senate seat - NEWS.com.au

    “I wish our leaders Bill Shorten in the House of Representatives and Penny Wong in the Senate all the best as well as all of my caucus colleagues and mates for this upcoming Federal Election,” she said. “Special thanks to Mark Butler and George Wright ...

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    Federal election 2016: 'It's Rob Simms or Bob Day for Senate' - The Australian

    South Australian Greens senator Robert Simms, 31, replaced Penny Wright in September and is seeking election alongside Sarah Hanson Young, five Liberals, three Labor senators, Senator Xenophon and Senator Day. “This contest could shape the ...and more »

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    Senator Robert Simms could be cast adrift - Sky News Australia

    Senator Robert Simms could be cast adrift - Sky News Australia

    Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has secured top spot on the party's South Australian senate ticket, leaving Robert Simms at risk of losing his job. Senator Simms, who has served just eight months in parliament after replacing the retiring Penny ...and more »

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    Pauline Hanson's senate chances aided by voting reforms - The Saturday Paper (subscription)

    Pauline Hanson's senate chances aided by voting reforms - The Saturday Paper (subscription)

    In truth, some of Jones's colleagues were talking about it before that. But he is a powerful megaphone for the woman who has tried several times to re-enter politics at the federal and state level and who, this time in the senate, actually has a shot ...and more »

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    Turnbull should build on Senate voting win with economic agenda - The Australian (subscription)

    Turnbull should build on Senate voting win with economic agenda - The Australian (subscription)

    “This is the parliament of Australia, not a dictatorship,” Labor's Senate leader Penny Wong called out on Tuesday when the Coalition and the Greens used their (democratically elected) numbers to get past a delaying tactic. Too often, the crossbenchers ...

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    Retiring federal politicians will get six-figure pensions for life - Sydney Morning Herald

    Retiring federal politicians will get six-figure pensions for life - Sydney Morning Herald

    Of those, former prime minister Kevin Rudd, former treasurer Joe Hockey and senators Brett Mason and Kate Lundy also qualify for pensions. However, Greens senators Penny Wright and Christine Milne and Coalition senator Michael Ronaldson miss out.and more »

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    Greens fear losing two senators in coming election - The Australian

    Greens fear losing two senators in coming election - The Australian

    A Greens party source has expressed real concerns about the electoral fate of co-deputy leader Larissa Waters in Queensland and South Australian senator Robert Simms, who late last year filled the casual vacancy created by Penny Wright's resignation.and more »

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    Parliament to lose hundreds of years of experience in wave of MP departures - Sydney Morning Herald

    Parliament to lose hundreds of years of experience in wave of MP departures - Sydney Morning Herald

    Nationals leader Warren Truss is widely expected to announce his retirement in the first quarter of next year, while there is also chatter in National Party ranks that Senate leader Nigel Scullion and MP John Cobb could also exit. ... Michael Ronaldson ...

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    Meet Mr X's candidates for his big federal push - Courier Mail

    Meet Mr X's candidates for his big federal push - Courier Mail

    SA Senator Nick Xenophon on Adelaide Oval footbridge with his SA candidates: Skye Kakoschke-Moore (Senate), Stirling Griff (Senate), Michael Slattery (Port Adelaide), Joe Hill (Adelaide), Karen Hockley (Boothby), Damian Carey (Kingston), Daniel Kirk ...

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    Greens go to water on Murrayhearings - The Advertiser

    Greens go to water on Murrayhearings - The Advertiser

    Senator Rhiannon did not attend earlier hearings after losing the Greens' water portfolio. Senator Simms, a former Adelaide city councillor, was appointed to the Senate in September to fill a casual vacancy created by the resignation of Penny Wright.and more »

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    Robert Simms: 'Be brave, be strong and be proud of who you are' - Gay News Network

    Mr President, it is an honour to stand here today as the 3rd member of the South Australian Greens to represent our party in the national parliament and as the 96th person to represent South Australia in the senate. I want to pay tribute to my ...

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    New gay Senator Robert Simms: marriage equality, PrEP consultation & tackling ... - Star Observer

    New gay Senator Robert Simms: marriage equality, PrEP consultation & tackling ... - Star Observer

    Before he replaced recently-retired South Australian Greens Senator Penny Wright a couple of weeks ago, Simms served as a councillor for Adelaide City Council and adviser to fellow Greens senators Scott Ludlam and Sarah Hanson-Young. The 31-year-old ...and more »

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    Tips and rumours - Crikey (registration)

    “We know our licensed firearms owners are seldom responsible for any of the horrible gun crimes such as the recent Martin Place Siege, yet if you picked up your newspaper or listened to the constant harping from Greens senators such as Penny Wright you ...

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    New senator Robert Simms talks of struggle to come out - Sydney Morning Herald

    New senator Robert Simms talks of struggle to come out - Sydney Morning Herald

    While Senator Simms had a happy childhood, there were times when he did not feel as though he quite fitted in. In his first speech to the Senate on Tuesday evening, the new Greens senator for South Australia, who recently took over from Penny Wright ...

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    Greens defend male Senate replacements - SBS

    The Greens have defended their commitment to gender equality after replacing two women senators with men. Robert Simms will be sworn in as a senator for South Australia on Monday to replace Penny Wright after Nick McKim replaced former leader ...and more »

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    Greens defend male Senate replacements - 9news.com.au

    The Greens have defended their commitment to gender equality after replacing two women senators with men. Robert Simms will be sworn in as a senator for South Australia on Monday to replace Penny Wright after Nick McKim replaced former leader ...and more »

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    Nominations open for Adelaide council seat - The Australian (blog)

    NOMINATIONS will open on October 22 for a vacant seat on the Adelaide City Council. THE vacancy was caused by the recent resignation of Robert Simms who has become a Greens Senator for South Australia, replacing Penny Wright. Adelaide Lord Mayor ...and more »

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    Turnbull decamps, backs Abbott's gay marriage plebiscite as Greens protest - Crikey (registration)

    Turnbull decamps, backs Abbott's gay marriage plebiscite as Greens protest - Crikey (registration)

    At the same time last week, the Greens reshuffled portfolio responsibilities, giving LGBTI issues to incoming Greens Senator Robert Simms. Simms is replacing South Australian senator Penny Wright for the remainder of her six-year term, and he will be ...and more »

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    NSW Greens members urge funding withdrawal over demotion of Senator Lee Rhiannon - Sydney Morning Herald

    NSW Greens members urge funding withdrawal over demotion of Senator Lee Rhiannon - Sydney Morning Herald

    Tasmanian senator Peter Whish-Wilson handed competition and small business over to Christine Milne's replacement, Nick McKim. Mr Simms, who takes over from retired South Australian senator Penny Wright, has been an education officer for the National ...

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    New Greens SA senator confirmed - 9news.com.au

    New Greens SA senator confirmed - 9news.com.au

    Former Adelaide City councillor Robert Simms will replace Greens Senator Penny Wright in federal parliament. Mr Simms' appointment was endorsed by the South Australian parliament on Tuesday after Senator Wright recently announced she was quitting ...

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    Five PMs in five years? Old hat, like treachery. Ask Malcolm Turnbull's father ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    Five PMs in five years? Old hat, like treachery. Ask Malcolm Turnbull's father ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    But she was the daughter of a Labor Senator. The headlines went mad for it and ASIO decided Gorton was a security risk. Meanwhile, all through these years, McMahon was dripping poison, increasingly frustrated that Black Jack McEwen's Country Party had ...and more »