• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0241

Plibersek, Tanya Joan

(1969 – )
  • Born 2 December, 1969, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Parliamentarian


While completing her BA in Communications (Hons) at the University of Technology Sydney, Plibersek was women’s officer for the UTS Students Association. She campaigned against sexual harassment and instituted a number of measures to improve safety on campus. Before entering parliament, she worked with the Domestic Violence Unit and the New South Wales Ministry for the Status of Women. She was an electorate officer for Senator Bruce Childs and later Senator George Campbell. Plibersek was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Sydney in 1998, was re-elected in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. She is currently a member of the Ministry in the Gillard Government.

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