Penny Wright

Penny Wright

Senator Penny Wright was elected to the Senate at the 2010 Federal election to represent South Australia. Penny is the Australian Greens spokesperson for education, legal affairs, mental health and veterans’ affairs. Before becoming a Senator, Penny worked as a solicitor, university lecturer and was deputy president of South Australia’s Guardianship Board. She is a mother of three, loves reading, whipping up delicious desserts and riding her bike.

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It’s high time we publicly honour our peacekeepers

It’s high time we publicly honour our peacekeepers

04 Mar 13 Australia has always had a special place in our memory for our peacekeepers: an unmarked, shadowy alcove – near a…... Read more

Our justice system is completely broken

Our justice system is completely broken

30 Nov 12 Our justice system is broken. The way we deal with crime simply isn’t working any more. Over the last 30…... Read more

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The Punch is moving house

Good morning Punchers. After four years of excellent fun and great conversation, this is the final post…

Will Pope Francis have the vision to tackle this?

Will Pope Francis have the vision to tackle this?

I have had some close calls, one that involved what looked to me like an AK47 pointed my way, followed…

Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

In a world in which there are still people who subscribe to the vile notion that certain victims of sexual…

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choice ringside rantings

From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

Tim says:

They should update other things in the game too. Instead of a get out of jail free card, they should have a Dodgy Lawyer card that not only gets you out of jail straight away but also gives you a fat payout in compensation for daring to arrest you in the first place. Instead of getting a hotel when you… [read more]

From: A guide to summer festivals especially if you wouldn’t go

Kel says:

If you want a festival for older people or for families alike, get amongst the respectable punters at Bluesfest. A truly amazing festival experience to be had of ALL AGES. And all the young "festivalgoers" usually write themselves off on the first night, only to never hear from them again the rest of… [read more]

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Superman needs saving

Superman needs saving

Can somebody please save Superman? He seems to be going through a bit of a crisis. Eighteen months ago,… Read more

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