Linda Burney was elected federal member for Barton in 2016, following a 14 year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. As a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation, Linda was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament and the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives. During her state political career she served as minister in a number of senior portfolios including as Minister for Community Services and later as Deputy Leader of the Opposition. Following her election to the Federal House of Representatives, she was immediately appointed as Shadow Minister for Human Services. Linda’s commitment to Indigenous issues spans more than 30 years. Linda has a long held commitment the prevention of domestic violence and family violence and has detailed publically her personal experience with it. Linda has held senior positions in the non-government sector serving on a number of Boards including the SBS, the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board, and the NSW Board of Studies.
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