Linda Burney is the Shadow Minister for Human Services and the Federal Member of Barton. During her state political career she served as minister in a number of senior portfolios including as minister for Community Services and later as Deputy Leader of the Opposition. Linda knew her mother, but no-one ever spoke of her father. Linda Burney is a Wiradjuri woman and the first Indigenous woman elected to the House of Representatives. Find us on the ABC listen app, or via Apple Podcasts, RSS and other podcast apps. She was born on April 25, 1957 (63 years old) in Whitton. She recalls a happy childhood, despite the racism she experienced. Linda Burney made history when she became the first Aboriginal woman to enter the House of Representatives in 2016, but behind the confident Wiradjuri woman is a painful past that she says helped shape the leader she has become today. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Their meeting allowed her to piece together her history and get to know her extended Aboriginal family. Linda Burney MP. Linda Burney was elected federal member for Barton in 2016, following a 13 year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. Linda Burney's first speech to the Australian Parliament. Linda Burney is a New South Wales politician. Linda Burney is a Wiradjuri woman and the first Indigenous woman elected to the House of Representatives. Linda was born in country New South Wales in the 1950s and raised by her great aunt and uncle. Linda was elected federal member for Barton in 2016, following a 14 year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. Is … She won the Sydney seat of Barton at the 2016 election, following many years in the New South Wales Parliament. She won the Sydney seat of Barton at the 2016 election, following many years in the New South Wales Parliament. Shadow Minister for Familes & Social Services and Indigenous Affairs | Member for Barton During her state political career she served as minister in a number of senior portfolios including as Minister for Community Services … Linda was born in country New South Wales in the 1950s and raised by her great aunt and uncle. Linda Burney is a trailblazer, both as a woman and as a politician. On ABC Radio Monday to Friday at 11amOn RN Monday to Friday at 3pm, Saturday at 4pm, Download Linda Burney on tracing her family, and making history (24.23 MB). Linda Jean Burney an Australian politician is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Canterbury for the Australian Labor Party since 2003. read more. About. In her early 20s, Linda began looking for her father, and after a 5 year search she met him - a tall, handsome man in a cowboy hat. She understands the issues that affect her constituents because she has lived through many of them.