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Linda White (Politician) Bio, Age, Cause of Death, Family, Husband, Career, Net Worth, and More

Linda White was an Australian politician affiliated with the Australian Labor Party, secured her seat in the Senate as the party’s primary candidate in Victoria during the 2022 federal election. Her term commenced on July 1, 2022.







Death date-29 February 2024

Profession-Politician, Senator of Australia

Party: Australian Labor Party

Nationality- Australian

Cause of Death

The former lawyer and trade unionist Linda White passed away on Thursday night following health complications that led her to take leave from her Senate responsibilities in February.

The announcement of White’s passing coincided with the Dunkley by-election, which arose after the demise of another Labor MP, Peta Murphy, in December.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese offered his condolences to his “dear friend” on Friday morning. Albanese highlighted White’s extensive legal and union careers, often regarding her as the “most senior backbencher ever.”

“In the Labor family, we are all deeply saddened by the loss of Senator Linda White,” stated Albanese, visibly moved. “Linda was remarkable – a cherished friend, a respected colleague, a committed legislator, and, through her unwavering support within the labor movement, a staunch advocate for Australian workers.”

Linda White death


Information about Linda White’s family and parents is not publicly available, as she has chosen not to share details about her personal life.


Details about Linda White’s husband and children are not available in public records. She has maintained privacy regarding her personal life, and such information has not been disclosed publicly.


White pursued studies in law and commerce at the University of Melbourne.Before her political career, she spent a decade working as a solicitor before transitioning to the Australian Services Union (ASU). Within the ASU, she held the role of assistant national secretary, overseeing the union’s strategies in various sectors such as the airline industry, IT, call centers, and the non-government social and community services sector.

In 1993, White assumed a directorship position at the Victorian Legal Industry Superannuation Scheme, later amalgamated into LegalSuper. Additionally, she served as a director for institutions including the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Linda White career

Her involvement in the Australian Labor Party (ALP) began in 2006 when she was elected to the party’s National Executive. Over time, she ascended to positions of influence, becoming chair of the Chifley Research Centre, the ALP’s think tank, in 2015. As a prominent figure in the Labor Left faction, she was recognized as an influential organizational power broker, particularly representing the Victorian Socialist Left Faction.

In March 2022, White secured ALP preselection as the party’s lead Senate candidate in Victoria for the 2022 federal election. Her term commenced on July 1, 2022. She assumed this role following the retirement of Senator Kim Carr and garnered support from entities such as the United Workers Union, the Australian Services Union, and grassroots members of the Socialist Left during the preselection process, prevailing against contenders Josh Bornstein and Ryan Batchelor.

Net Worth

At the time of her passing, Linda White’s net worth was reportedly around 8 million dollars.

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