Penny Wong’s composure cracked in moment of relief too big to be contained | Katharine Murphy

The majority had spoken and they had accepted the senator, her private and the public self. It was all OK

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For several excruciating minutes on Wednesday morning, the coolest operator in Australian politics found herself suspended between the personal and the political.

Penny Wong had an obligation to appear in public as the results of the postal survey were reported. Politics demanded it. But there was a price to pay for it, and the price was that her private self would be on display.

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