Burney deems this “completely inappropriate,” dangerous and will fight tirelessly to see the clause abolished for good. She said the treatment of the former Sydney Swans footballer Adam Goodes demonstrated that there were still “enormous amounts of racism in this country”. I love my country but would prefer an inclusive day - maybe 27 May (look it up). She became the state's first indigenous MP on her election. “They’re women who have worked in the communities, who have given their lives and certainly not been remunerated,” she said. “It’s an amazing place, full of people from all over the world … People need to be listened to. Boxer Anthony Mundine also refused to stand for the national anthem before his fight with Danny Green at the Adelaide Oval in January 2017. ABC analyst Antony Green says on a Two party Preferred basis there is a 1.3 per cent swing to the Liberals. Linda Burney shares her next steps after historic election win. There’s no downside of having love as a basis of how you operate as a member of parliament.”. Labor candidate Linda Burney made history on Saturday night by becoming the first Aboriginal woman ever to win a place in the House of Representatives. "I think that the Morrison Government hs been elected," he said. Accessibility Help.

This article was first published by Women’s Agenda. Barton MP, Labor's Linda Burney is the first woman indigenous woman to to be elected to Federal Parliament. Jump to. Create New Account. Linda Burney is also the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives, winning the federal seat of Barton in the2016 federal election. “I very much respected the actions of Walker and the others that didn’t sing the anthem during the State of Origin,” she said. Upon her election in September 2016, she became the first Indigenous woman to serve in the House of Representatives.
Stories from Macleay appear first at, Interview: Linda Burney sees bumps in the road to constitutional reform. Their dissent followed a similar stance by American NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016 began kneeling during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, as a protest at racial injustice and police brutality. Barton is one of the most diverse electorates in Australia.

“My first priority and first responsibility is to represent the people of Barton,” she said. Barton has has candidates from the Chinese and Greek communities. If you're not already a Mamamia member, sign up (it's easy, we promise). As a powerful female leader fighting for women’s rights and inspiring numerous others, I ask Burney about the women who have inspired her the most, in life and career. Aboriginal Affairs NSW During her state political career she served as minister in a number of senior portfolios including as Minister for Community Services … My respect goes out to the traditional custodians of this land; the Elders (past and present) who have nurtured language, culture, the environment and song lines through 229 years of sorrow. Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? Sections of this page. Linda Burney, Department of Primary Industries and Regions, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. Barton is considered a safe Labor seat. There are “hundreds of ideas” to amend Australia’s national anthem, Burney said. “I think that it is beautifully sung in (Aboriginal) language, and I’ve seen that it’s very moving.”, But she added: “The changing of an anthem is a national conversation and I’d be informed by that.”. On the issue of a treaty, which was promised by the late former prime minister Bob Hawke back in 1988, Burney noted that some of the states and territories are already engaged in treaty-making processes. Barton is one of the most diverse electorates in Australia. No-one I have spoken to considers our national day a celebration of the raising of the Union Jack and proclamation of British sovereignty. Linda was elected federal member for Barton in 2016, following a 14 year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. There are six candidates standing for Barton in election 2019: Linda Burney, Labor; Premej Shrestha, Liberal; Conor Parrisis, The Greens; Sonny Susilo, Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group); Phillip Pollard, Paul Hanson's One Nation Party; Ben Tung Liu, The United Australia Party.