The Two Fires Festival of Arts & Activism congratulates Linda Burney on being elected to the Australian Government House of Representatives, for the seat of Barton. It’s a remarkable achievement and very significant moment in Australian history.
Linda is the first Australian Indigenous (Wiradjuri) woman to be elected to the Federal House of Reps; for the first time in 230 years of colonisation, the voice of an Aboriginal woman will be heard in the main arena for lawmaking of our national government.
Linda gave the inaugural Judith Wright Memorial Address at the Two Fires Festival in 2015 and all present would understand the passion and commitment she brings to her work, particularly in education.
Two Fires Festival people wish Linda all the best in this next phase of her journey.