Tony Burke headshot


Tony Burke is the Shadow Minister for Multicultural Australia & Citizenship; Shadow Minister for Environment & Water; Shadow Minister for the Arts and Manager of Opposition Business in the 45th Australian Parliament.

Tony’s portfolios reflect his lifelong commitments; to modern multicultural Australia, to the environment, and to the arts.

In Government Tony Burke was responsible for resolving 100 years of conflict in the Murray-Darling Basin, placing Tasmania’s forests on the World Heritage list, implementing the comprehensive Creative Australia arts and culture policy, and making the second-largest conservation decision in the history of the planet by protecting our oceans.

He has led the fight against racial hate speech with the iconic Walk for Respect in the heart of his community in Lakemba