- c. 1957
Leeton, New South Wales, Australia
- Aboriginal administrator, Parliamentarian and Educator
A successful Aboriginal bureaucrat and activist, Linda Burney became the first Aboriginal person elected to the New South Wales (NSW) Parliament in 2003, and only the fourth Aboriginal woman elected anywhere in Australia. She was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015. She held a range of Ministerial portfolios from 2007-2011. In 2016 she was serving as Deputy Leader of the Opposition.
Parliamentary and Local Government career
- Elected, Canterbury, 2003, Party: ALP