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Labor MP Linda Burney’s Son Found Dead In Sydney Home

"He tried so hard to conquer his demons"

Federal Labor MP Linda Burney has revealed she will be taking leave from parliament after her son, Binni Kirkbright-Burney, was found dead in the family’s Sydney home last night. 

“I returned to Sydney last night to be with him this one last time,” Ms Burney said in a statement this morning, before revealing her 33-year-old son struggled with mental health and addiction.

“He tried so hard to conquer his demons as I and my family have tried so hard to support him in every way we could.”

“I don’t want to pre-empt a subsequent inquiry but we all thought we were getting somewhere. I don’t know what life will be like without him,” the heartbroken mother wrote.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten extended his condolences this morning. “I can’t imagine what it’s like as a parent to lose your child. I know how much her son loved Linda and how much Linda loved her son,” he said, as reported by SMH.

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