2014 H. V. Evatt Memorial Dinner - with Tanya Plibersek
Time & Location
About the Event
H.V. Evatt Memorial Dinner 2014
Guest Speaker: Hon. Tanya Plibersek, MP Master of Ceremonies: Bob Debus AM
Hosted by the Evatt Foundation in association with the Katoomba branch of the ALP.
About Tanya Plibersek
Tanya grew up in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney, the daughter of migrants from Slovenia. She studied communications at university and was elected the Women’s Officer at the Student’s Association of the University of Technology. After graduating, she worked in the Domestic Violence Unit of the NSW Ministry for the Status and Advancement of Women and earned a Master of Politics and Public Policy at Macquarie University.
Tanya was elected to the Australian Parliament as the Labor Member for Sydney at the 1998 election. During the Howard government, Tanya called for a return to social justice in government, campaigning on issues such as better relationship rights for same-sex couples, paid parental leave and stronger rights at work. In 2003, when President George Bush visited Australia, Tanya presented national security adviser Condoleezza Rice with a letter explaining why Labor parliamentarians opposed Australia invading Iraq without United Nations approval. Tanya became a Shadow Minister after the 2004 federal election and for the next three years was responsible for a range of portfolios including childcare, work and family, women, youth, human services and housing. Following the election of the Labor Government in 2007, she held the portfolios of Housing, the Status of Women, Human Services and Social Inclusion. On 14 December 2011, she was appointed Minister for Health.
On 14 October 2013, following the election of the Abbott Government, Tanya was elected as the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Development.
About Bob Debus
Bob Debus is a former Labor member of the Australian and New South Wales Parliaments. He was a minister in both the Australian and New South Wales Governments. Prior to his retirement at the 2010 federal election, he was the Minister for Home Affairs in the Rudd Government.