Tanya Plibersek

Tanya Plibersek

Minister of Parliament


Minister for Housing and Status of Women

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory AUS


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

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
She knew from a young age that she wanted to go into politics-she always had ideas about how things could be done better.
Got involved in youth movements, women's groups and peace movements; realized that effecting change was always easier with a group.
Even though she knew what kind of job she wanted, it took her a long time to find a path that could lead to her end goals.
She went to school to study journalism, then got a job writing policy related to domestic violence.
Says it doesn't make sense to pick out a career until you're clear about the kind of person you want to be.
Believes that there's no such thing as "wasting your time" on something, because every experience teaches you something new.
Case in point: the job that she hated the most actually taught her how to best handle adversity.
Says if you do what you feel passionately about, and you do it as best as you can, the rest will take care of itself.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Graduate
Political Science and Government, General
Macquarie University, Australia
Graduate
Public Policy Analysis, General
Macquarie University, Australia

Career

Minister of Parliament

I'm a member of parliament for Sydney and focus on issues around gender equality, science education, and health.

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Government
Politics
Helping People