FORA.tv Speaker - Linda Burney
The Honourable Linda Jean Burney MP is an Australian politician. She is a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the Electorate of Canterbury in Sydney and she is currently the Minister for the State Plan and Minister for Community Services.
She is also the Coordinating Minister for the Department of Human Services: the umbrella agency for the portfolios of community services, housing, aging, disability and home care, juvenile justice and Aboriginal affairs. She was the 2008-2009 National President of the Australian Labor Party.
Burney was elected as the ALP member for Canterbury in 2003. She is the first Aboriginal person to serve in the NSW Parliament.
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