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Tanya Plibersek is an accomplished Australian politician and the current Minister for the Environment and Water in the Albanese ministry. She was born on December 2, 1969, in Sydney to Slovenian immigrant parents and spent her childhood in the suburb of Oyster Bay in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.
Plibersek joined the Labor Party at a young age and went on to earn degrees in communications from the University of Technology Sydney and public policy and politics from Macquarie University.
After working with the Domestic Violence Unit at the New South Wales Government’s Office for the Status and Advancement of Women, Plibersek entered politics and was elected to the Division of Sydney in the 1998 federal election at the age of 28.
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She quickly rose through the ranks and was appointed as Minister for Housing and Minister for the Status of Women in 2007 when Labor won the election. She went on to serve as Minister for Human Services, Minister for Social Inclusion, and Minister for Health in subsequent years. Plibersek also served as the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2013 to 2019, and in 2022 she was appointed as the Minister for the Environment and Water. Her achievements and dedication have made her a respected and influential figure in Australian politics.
Meet Tanya Plibersek children
Tanya Plibersek has three children with her husband, Michael Coutts-Trotter. Their children are Anna Coutts-Trotter, Joseph Coutts-Trotter and Louis Coutts-Trotter. Plibersek has often spoken about the challenges of balancing her role as a mother with her demanding career as a politician.
Despite the demands of her work, Plibersek has always made family a priority, and has spoken about the importance of maintaining a work-life balance. In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, she talked about the challenges of juggling her family responsibilities with her work, saying “I’m not one of those people who has everything under control… But it’s important to me to spend time with my kids and be there for them when they need me.”