Tanya Plibersek was born in Australia in 1969 to Slovenian parents.Tanya is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Women in the 45th Parliament of Australia, and the Federal Member for Sydney.
Tanya was previously the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development in the 44th Parliament.
In the most recent Labor govenunent she was Minister for Health. Her other ministerial appointments have included Minister for Medical Research, Minister for Social Inclusion, Minister for Human Services, Minister for the Status of Women, and Minister for Housing.
Tanya grew up in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney and is the daughter of migrants from Slovenia. Like many newly arrived migrants, Tanya’s parents helped build the country in which they made their new home. Her father worked on the Snowy River hydro-electric
scheme in the 1950s.
Tanya holds a BA Communications (Hons) from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Master of Politics and Public Policy from Macquarie University. Before entering parliament, Tanya worked in the Domestic Violence Unit at the NSW Ministry for the Status
and Advancement of Women. Elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Sydney in 1998, she spoke of her conviction that ordinary people working together can achieve positive change.
Tanya lives in Sydney with her husband Michael and her three children, Anna, Joseph and Louis.
About Sydney
Tanya was elected Member for Sydney in 1998. The Federal Electorate of Sydney represents the dynamic community of inner city Sydney. Bounded by Sydney Harbour and the CBD in the north, and Beaconsfield and Rosebery in the south, the electorate is home to global
landmarks and thriving local communities.The Hon Tanya Pliberske MP and Christine Hawkins Tanya’s message:

“What I want for the Sydney community is what I want for all Australians- a country with both a strong economy and a fair society- where everyone can get great education and healthcare, where you can get a job, and afford to live a good life.” – Tanya Plibersek


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Personal web page

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Tanya Pliberske Member for Sydney

Fairfax Media’s Good Weekend Magazine Sept 22, 2012

Daily Life- Why Tanya Plibersek’s appointment matters

Q&A Panelist Tanya Plibersek

News ABC

Why they’re wild about Tanya

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

The Bottom Line

Essential baby

About the Slovenian community:

Monthly: Sense and Sensibility

2016 EABC Cocktail Reception with the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

Voice of Slovenian Australians

What does being of Slovenian heritage mean to Deputy opposition leader Tanya Pliberšek?

In our final Poll Position, we spend a bit of quality time with Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek

The Australian: Plotting a middle course: is Tanya Plibersek too risky for Labor?

3ZZZ is my local Slovenian ethnic radio!

The minister Tanya Plibersek from Australia visits Slovenia

Tanya Plibersek in foreign affairs because that’s where her loyalty lies

About the Sydney Olympics, 2000

Meeting of Director-General Benedejcic with Tanya Plibersek

Inscription on the Award issued at Triglav Club in Sydney: SLOVENIAN COMMUNITY AWARD YEAR 2014 THE HON. TANYA PLIBERŠEK MP

The Hon Tanya Plibersek has written the Foreword for the book Chronicle of Slovenian Schools and Slovenian Language Teachers in Australia, 2010 by Draga Gelt OAM, p. 19; and Foreword for the book Anthology of Slovenian Artists and Sculptors in Australia, 2010, p. 11; by Draga Gelt and Liliana Eggleston Tomažič

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Hon Tanya Plibersek MP at Slovenian Club Triglav on the Occassion of the Slovenian of the Year Awards, 2014

Hon Tanya Plibersek MP at the HASA Reunion in Merrylands

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