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Tanya Plibersek (Tanya Joan Plibersek) was born on 2 December, 1969 in Sydney, Australia, is a Politician. Discover Tanya Plibersek's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 51 years old?

Popular As Tanya Joan Plibersek
Occupation Politician
Age 52 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 2 December 1969
Birthday 2 December
Birthplace Sydney, Australia
Nationality Australian

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Following the Labor defeat in the federal election of 2019 and Bill Shorten's immediate resignation as party leader, Plibersek made it known that she was interested in standing in the leadership election, and was supported by Shorten and former prime minister Julia Gillard; however, she concluded that "now is not my time", citing family responsibilities.


In September 2016, her older brother Ray Plibersek was elected to Sutherland Shire council representing C Ward for the Australian Labor Party.


Plibersek was elected deputy leader of the Labor Party (and thus Deputy Leader of the Opposition) on 14 October 2013, in a caucus vote following the leadership election that had seen Bill Shorten succeed Kevin Rudd as leader. She was Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development until July 2016, when she was instead made Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Women.

Plibersek's remarks again gained prominence in October 2013, after she and Bill Shorten were elected as deputy leader and leader of the Labor Party, respectively. After choosing to take on the foreign affairs portfolio while in opposition, Liberal Party MP Julie Bishop, the current Minister for Foreign Affairs said Plibersek should "publicly retract those statements". The Australian noted that Plibersek's appointment was likely to be criticised by the Jewish community in Australia. Plibersek briefly visited Israel and the State of Palestine in February 2014, meeting with the Prime Minister of Palestine, Rami Hamdallah.


Following the retirement of Nicola Roxon on 14 December 2011, Plibersek was appointed Minister for Health in the Second Gillard Ministry. Her title was changed to Minister for Health and Medical Research in the Second Rudd Ministry, with effect from 1 July 2013.

At the Australian Labor Party national conference in 2011, the delegates voted to include same-sex marriage as official party policy, although MPs were allowed a conscience vote. Same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia after a postal vote in 2018.


In the 2007 federal election, Plibersek was re-elected to the seat of Sydney with a 2.12-point swing toward the Labor Party, and was appointed Minister for Housing and Minister for the Status of Women in the First Rudd Ministry. In the 2010 federal election, Plibersek was re-elected to the seat of Sydney with a 2.25-point swing against the Labor Party. On 11 September 2010, Plibersek was appointed Minister for Human Services and Minister for Social Inclusion, that took effect from the conclusion of her maternity leave.

Following the 2010 federal election, when Labor retained government with the support of the Australian Greens and independents, parliamentary numbers were finely balanced. Plibersek was granted a pair by the Coalition so that her absence from the House of Representatives while on maternity leave did not affect the result of votes. She gave birth to her son on 1 October 2010.


Plibersek writes a fortnightly column for The Sydney Morning Herald and has appeared regularly as a commentator on ABC TV talk show Q&A since 2008.

As Minister for Housing, Plibersek launched the Social Housing Initiative, which provided for the construction of more than 19,300 new social housing units, with approximately 70,000 units receiving repairs and maintenance. In December 2008, along with Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister at that time, Plibersek released the Government's White Paper on Homelessness, The Road Home, which has a goal of halving homelessness by 2020.

As Minister for the Status of Women, Plibersek initiated policies such as convening the National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children in May 2008, and releasing the National Council's Plan for Australia to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children in March 2009. Plibersek also addressed the 2009 United Nations International Women's Day event, attended by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and announced Australia's formal accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Plibersek said that acceding to the Optional Protocol "will send a strong message that Australia is serious about promoting gender equality and that we are prepared to be judged by international human rights standards."


On 25 July 2004, Plibersek was loudly heckled at an anti-homophobia rally due to the issue.


Plibersek opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It was reported that when US President, George W. Bush, visited the Australian Parliament in 2003, 'Sydney Labor MP Tanya Plibersek walked around the chamber as President Bush shook hands with MPs to give Bush's national security adviser Condoleezza Rice a book of speeches by Labor MPs opposing Australia invading Iraq without UN approval.' She also stated in Parliament, "I do not support an attack on Iraq. I particularly do not support a pre-emptive first strike. Nor do I support any action that is initiated by the US alone rather than being sanctioned by the United Nations."


Speaking in the House of Representatives on 17 September 2002, Plibersek said: "I can think of a rogue state which consistently ignores UN resolutions, whose ruler is a war criminal responsible for the massacres of civilians in refugee camps outside its borders. The US supports and funds this country. This year it gave it a blank cheque to continue its repression of its enemies. It uses US military hardware to bulldoze homes and kill civilians. It is called Israel, and the war criminal is Ariel Sharon. Needless to say, the US does not mention the UN resolutions that Israel has ignored for 30 years; it just continues sending the money..."


Plibersek campaigned for the removal from federal legislation of discrimination against same-sex de facto couples, raising the issue formally in Parliament on multiple occasions (including 1999), 2006, and 2008 over her parliamentary career. In her regular paid advertisement in the South Sydney Herald, in 2010 Plibersek wrote that "The passing of these reforms to federal legislation was one of the proudest moments of my time in the Australian Parliament" and has marched in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in 2008. The Labor Party was criticised by some LGBT groups over the party's bipartisan policy against the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Plibersek's own views aside, in an opinion piece she wrote for The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007 she acknowledged that "Labor does not support changing the Marriage Act to allow same-sex marriage". In the article, she argues for some form of nationally consistent recognition of same-sex relationships.


Plibersek was born in Sydney to Slovenian immigrant parents. She has degrees from the University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University, and before entering parliament worked as a staffer for Senator Bruce Childs. Plibersek was elected to the Division of Sydney at the 1998 federal election, aged 28. She was added to the Shadow Cabinet in 2004, and when Labor won the 2007 election was made Minister for Housing and Minister for the Status of Women. In a cabinet reshuffle in 2010, Plibersek was instead made Minister for Human Services and Minister for Social Inclusion. She was promoted to Minister for Health the following year, and held that position until Labor's defeat at the 2013 election. Plibersek was elected deputy leader to Bill Shorten in the election's aftermath. She is a member of the Labor Left faction.

Plibersek was elected to the House of Representatives for the Division of Sydney in 1998 and has been re-elected seven times. She was nominated to the Shadow Ministry after the 2004 election. She was Shadow Minister for Work, Family and Community, Shadow Minister for Youth and Early Childhood Education and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on the Status of Women since October 2004. This portfolio was retitled Shadow Minister for Child Care, Youth and Women in June 2005. Following the Shadow Ministerial reshuffle in December 2006 (when Kevin Rudd assumed the leadership of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party) Plibersek was promoted to Shadow Minister for Human Services, Housing, Youth and Women.

Plibersek has held the following portfolios and parliamentary party positions since her election in 1998 (both shadow and government appointments are listed):


Plibersek was born in Sydney, the youngest of three children born to Joseph and Rose Plibersek. Her oldest brother Ray is a lawyer, and her other brother Phillip (d. 1997) was a geologist. Her parents were born in small Slovenian villages, arriving in Australia as part of the post-war immigration scheme. Her mother (née Rosalija Repič) was born in Podvinci, and came to Australia via Italy. Her father (né Jože Pliberšek) was born in Kočno pri Polskavi, and came to Australia via Austria and Germany. He found work as a labourer on the Snowy Mountains Scheme, and later worked for Qantas as a plumber and gas fitter.


Tanya Joan Plibersek (born 2 December 1969) is an Australian politician who served as Deputy Leader of the Labor Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2013 to 2019, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Sydney since 1998. A member of the Labor Party, Plibersek served as a Cabinet Minister in the Rudd and Gillard Governments.