Linda Jean Burney is an Australian politician and is an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives.

Linda was born on 25 April 1957 in Whilton, Now South Wales. She has 10 siblings and was raised by her aunt and uncle. She attended Leeton High School and Penrith High School. She also graduated from Miccthell Colege of Advanced Education.

In 1979, she became a teacher at Lethbridge Park in Western Sydney. She is a staunch part of the development of the educational policy of Australia. She is also involved with the New South Wales Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.

Burney’s political career began in 2003. She was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Canterbury for Labor from 2003 to 2016. She was the New South Wales Deputy Leader of the Opposition and was also Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

In the Keneally ministry, she was the Minister for the State Plan and Minister for Community Services. During 2008 and 2009, Burney was National President of the Australian Labor Party.

Burney was the first Aboriginal person to serve in the New South Wales Parliament in 2003, and also the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 2016.

Linda Burney Husband

Linda Burney is the widow of  Rick Farley. They were together till Rick’s death.

They had two kids together; a son and a daughter.

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