Australian Labor Senator Penny Wong in Self-Isolation


Labor’s Senate leader Penny Wong is self-isolating in Canberra pending medical advice and will miss a scaled-down parliament sitting dealing with coronavirus.

“This morning I woke feeling unwell,” Senator Wong told AAP on Monday.

“Consistent with advice to all Australians, and recognising that my parliamentary colleagues will return to their home states and communities, as a responsible precaution I will self-isolate, pending medical advice.

“As a result, I will not be attending the Senate today.”

Federal parliament is meeting to deal with legislation governing the economic response to the coronavirus pandemic.