Hon Linda Burney MP

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Member for Barton, New South Wales

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 203/13A, Montgomery Street
Kogarah, NSW, 2217

Postal address

Suite 203/13A, Montgomery Street
Kogarah, NSW, 2217

Telephone:
(02) 9587 1555
Fax:
(02) 9587 1544

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4623
Fax:
(02) 6277 8527

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Barton, New South Wales, 2016..
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 10.08.2018.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 26.03.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister for Human Services from 23.7.16 to 21.8.2018
  • Shadow Minister for Preventing Family Violence from 28.06.2018
  • Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services from 21.8.2018
Personal
  • Born 25.04.1957, Whitton, Australia.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Dip. T. (Mitchell College of Advanced Education, now CSU), 1978
  • Hon. Doctorate
  • Teacher, Lethbridge Park Public School, 1979-81
  • Aboriginal Education Unit (Policy), NSW Department of Education, 1981-83
  • Executive Officer, NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (NSW AEGG Inc.), 1983-87
  • President, NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (NSW AEGG Inc.), 1988-98
  • Deputy Director General, NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1998-99
  • Director General, NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 2000-03
  • Member, Legislative Assembly for Canterbury (NSW) 2003-2016
Local government service
  • Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, for Canterbury from 22.3.2003 to 6.5.2016, when resigned
  • Parliamentary Secretary assisting the Minister for Education and Training from 24.08.05 to 02.04.07
  • Minister for Volunteering from 2.4.07 to 5.9.08
  • Minister for Youth from 2.4.07 to 5.9.08
  • Minister for Fair Trading from 2.4.07 to 5.9.08
  • Minister for Community Services from 8.9.08 to 4.12.09
  • Minister for Women from 14.9.09 to 4.12.09
  • Minister for the State Plan from 8.12.09 to 28.3.11
  • Minister for Community Services from 8.12.09 to 28.3.11
  • Shadow Minister for the Hunter from 11.3.11 to 11.12.13
  • Shadow Minister for the Sport and Recreation from 11.3.11 to 11.12.13
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 8.4.11 to 7.3.16
  • Shadow Minister for Planning, Infrastructure and Heritage from 11.4.11 to 17.10.12
  • Shadow Minister for the Central Coast from 11.4.11 to 08.04.15
  • Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services from 17.10.12 to 08.04.15
  • Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs from 17.10.12 to 10.03.16
  • Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education from 11.12.13 to 08.04.15
  • Leader of the Opposition from 5.1.15 to 8.4.15
  • Shadow Minister for Ageing and Disability Services from 06.01.15 to 08.04.15
Electorate
  • Description: Inner Metropolitan
  • Location: south eastern Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Bexley, Brighton-Le-Sands, Campsie (part), Canterbury (part), Carlton (part), Earlwood, Hurlstone Park (part), Hurstville, Kingsgrove (part), Kyemagh, Marrickville (part), Rockdale, Tempe and Wolli Creek.
  • Area: 40 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 106511 (at 02.07.2016)
  • Industries: light manufacturing, commercial and retail industry, tourism, bakeries, chocolate making and health services.
Honours
  • Department of School Education (NSW) Director General's Award for Outstanding Service to Public Schools, 1993
  • Centenary Medal, 01.01.2001
  • Honorary Doctorate, Charles Sturt University, 2002
  • Meritorious Service to 'Public Education and Training' Award, 2010
  • NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014