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30 June 2016 - Gender Watch, Politics, Social Policy, Labor Party, Liberal Party, Coalition

The pressure of being first:

Deputy New South Wales Opposition Leader Linda Burney is currently contesting the marginal seat of Barwon in inner-south Sydney. From 2003, Burney has represented the seat of Canterbury, and held many portfolios in the both the Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet. After rising to become Deputy Opposition leader of the state, she has taken the logical next step to contest a federal seat – with one twist.