Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

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Member for Sydney, New South Wales

Positions
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

1a Great Buckingham Street (cnr. Cleveland Street)
Redfern
Sydney, NSW, 2016

Postal address

PO Box 2676
Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012

Telephone:
(02) 9379 0700
Fax:
(02) 9379 0701

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4404
Fax:
(02) 6277 2212

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Sydney, New South Wales, 1998. Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Housing from 3.12.2007 to 14.9.2010.
  • Minister for the Status of Women from 3.12.2007 to 14.9.2010.
  • Minister for Human Services from 14.9.2010 to 14.12.2011.
  • Minister for Social Inclusion from 14.9.2010 to 14.12.2011.
  • Minister for Health from 14.12.2011 to 1.7.2013.
  • Cabinet Minister from 14.12.2011 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for Health and Medical Research from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 8.12.1998 to 10.4.2000; Public Accounts and Audit from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Intelligence and Security from 12.12.2013 to 26.12.2014.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2013 to 24.6.2015.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 31.8.2000 to 8.10.2001; Education and Training from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Privileges from 16.5.2002 to 17.10.2007.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister for Work and Family, Child Care and Youth from 26.10.2004 to 10.12.2006.
  • Shadow Minister for Women from 26.10.2004 to 10.12.2006.
  • Shadow Minister for Community from 26.10.2004 to 24.6.2005.
  • Shadow Minister for Human Services, Housing, Youth and Women from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007.
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 14.10.2013.
  • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 14.10.2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Education from 23.7.2016 to 24.10.2017.
  • Shadow Minister for Women from 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Education and Training from 24.10.2017.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP Rosebery Branch
  • Deputy Chair, ALP Caucus Committee on Living Standards and Economic Development
  • Member, ALP Caucus Committee on Social Policy
  • Member, ALP Caucus Women's Committee
  • Member, ALP Status of Women Committee (NSW) 1994-98
  • Member, ALP Economics Committee (NSW) from 1996-98
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference 1996-2004
Personal
  • Born 2.12.1969, Sydney, Australia.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA.Comms (Hons) (UTS)
  • M.PP.P (Macquarie)
  • Women's Officer, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Domestic Violence Unit, NSW Ministry for the Status of Women
  • Electorate officer
Electorate
  • Description: Inner Metropolitan
  • Location: City of Sydney and inner western suburbs; main suburbs include Camperdown, Darlinghurst (part), Erskineville, Glebe, Haymarket, Newtown, Potts Point, Pyrmont, Rosebery, Surry Hills, The Rocks, Waterloo and Woolloomooloo.
  • Area: 44 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 110302 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: commercial, financial, retail, merchandising, service, transport, entertainment and shipping industries.