Tanya's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Australia 2008

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory AUS

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 5

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 5

TANYA PLIBERSEK

Minister of Parliament
Minster for Housing and Status of Women

“If you hang around waiting for the right answer, you are going to be waiting all your life.”

INTERESTS:

Government Politics

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Dedication Experience Passion Planning

TAGS:

adversity, jobs, journalism, priorities, the right answer, trial and error, waiting

BIOGRAPHY:

From an early age, Tanya was involved in politics. While she always had a clear idea of the type of things she wanted to be doing with her life, she did not have a detailed plan of how to get there. Tanya chose to follow her passions and tried out a number of jobs, some difficult and not the best fit. However, Tanya embraced this "trial and error" process, recognizing that as long as you are continually learning, even if that means dealing with adversity in a job that is not the perfect fit, it's not a wasted opportunity.

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