Penelope (Penny) Lesley Wright

Environmentalist, Lawyer, Mediator and Parliamentarian

Penny Wright, a member of the Australian Greens party, was elected to the Senate of the Parliament of Australia representing the state of South Australia. She took her seat in the Senate on 1 July 2011.

Sources used to compile this entry: Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds), 'Wright, Penelope Lesley', The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2 May 2014,

Prepared by Rosemary Francis