Senior Australian Labour Senator on future of the party
Penny Wong is a former Labour finance minister under Kevin Rudd, and Climate Change Minister under Julia Gillard. She was the first Asian-born member of an Australian cabinet, also the first openly lesbian member. Penny Wong has been outspoken about what she says were sexist and misogynistic attacks on Julia Gillard while she was Prime Minister. In the end, though, she says she felt it was in the best interests of the Labour Party for her to vote with Kevin Rudd, thereby ending Ms Gillard's time as Prime Minister.