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New South Wales politician

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Linda Burney: New South Wales politician
Linda Jen Burney is an Australian politician, member of the House of Representatives and the Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services and for Preventing Family Violence. She was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Canterbury for the Australian Labor Party from 2003 to 2016, when she resigned to contest the federal seat of Barton. Upon her election, she became the first Aboriginal person to serve in the New South Wales Parliament. Linda Burney is also the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives, winning the federal seat of Barton in the 2016 federal election.

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Linda Burney says Yuendumu murder charge doesn't address Aboriginal community's frustrations

Linda Burney says the alleged police murder of an Indigenous man has highlighted frustrations about the treatment of First Nations people in the Northern Territory.
SBS - Published

Linda Burney vows to meet families in bid to tackle Indigenous suicide crisis

Labor's spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians wants to learn more about the factors that may have led to some people taking their own lives in recent years.
SBS - Published

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