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BURNEY, Linda JeanBiography for BURNEY, Linda Jean

Member for Barton (NSW)

Australian Labor Party



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 Occupations 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


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


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.