In July 2016, Tanya was appointed Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Women.
"Australians deserve a world class education system that gets world class results. And every single Australian deserves to be part of it, whatever their circumstances.That means every child, in every school, having every opportunity.It means high quality, affordable university degrees. Only Labor can be trusted to deliver that."
"I am delighted to be back in the women’s portfolio. Australian women continue to demand greater equality in the workforce, leadership, and education. Labor is committed to practical action to achieve this."