Aboriginal parliamentarian speaks at college
The first aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives, Member for Barton Ms Linda Burney, has attended the Naidoc Week assembly at Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy campus on Wednesday, August 1.
Ms Burney, a Wiradjuri woman, began her career as a teacher in Western Sydney and then as an education bureaucrat
She went on to be appointed director-general of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in 2000 before being the first aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament prior to becoming a Federal Member.
"Ms Burney has been campaigning for the betterment of indigenous peoples' lives for more than 30 years," said college principal Mr Paul Gilmore.
Ms Burney was joined at the Naidoc celebration by Central Coast Labor representatives Ms Liesl Tesch, Ms Anne Charlton and Senator Deborah O'Neill.
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Paul Gilmore, Brisbane Water Secondary College
Linda Burney, Member for Barton
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