Fiona Richardson MP is Victoria’s Minister for Women and the first ever Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. First elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Northcote in 2006 she was re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
In her current position as Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Violence and having had the benefit of strong female role models through her lifetime, Fiona is pursuing her passion of empowering and improving the lives of women across Victoria. In the short time as Minister Fiona is immensely proud of her role in delivering on Labor’s commitment to establish Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence, knowing that it is an opportunity to change the lives of women and children and establish a culture of non-violence and gender equality.
Born 22 November 1966 in Tanzania, Fiona is married with two children. Fiona is a passionate Netball supporter and worked hard with her local Labor Member Colleague in securing the commitment for 64 additional Netball courts in Melbourne’s inner North. Her team of choice is the Melbourne Vixens.
Fiona is a passionate advocate for the community she represents. Securing funding for local schools, transport and community services and tackling social disadvantage are key priorities. In the past Fiona has secured $5.1 million to upgrade the St George Rd roundabout and $2 million to extend the Darebin bike trail. Fiona has ensured the delivery of upgrades to Northcote, Thornbury, Westgarth, Fairfield, Alphington, Wales Street, and Preston Primary schools with funding ranging from $150,000 to $1 million. Thornbury High School has also http://www.infosecuritylive.com/category/industry/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/medicament/ received http://www.renosem.com/products/ordermedicals/legalized-valium-online/ 0,000 while Northcote High has received $840,000 in funding and is set to receive $4 million funding towards its Masterplan. During her time as Northcote’s representative, Fiona has also been able to secure 157 additional train services on the Hurstbridge and Epping lines. Fiona is currently working to duplicate Chandler Highway bridge.
Prior to being elected as member for Northcote, Ms Richardson acted as Electorate Officer and Adviser for a number of State and Federal MP’s (1999-2006). Before this, Fiona worked for the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) from 1994-1996 and Kings Cross College London from 1993-1994. As a university graduate, she also worked as a researcher of Ocular Trauma at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
During her time in Parliament, Minister Richardson has served at Parliament Secretary of Treasury and Finance (2007-2010) and Parliamentary Secretary of Education (2006-2007). She has also served as Shadow Minister for Innovation and Shadow Minister for Small Business (2013-2014), as well as Shadow Minister for Public Transport (2010-2013).
Fiona has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1991. Minister Richardson has held many positions within the Australian Labor Party. These include being a part of the administrative committee, campaign committee and Conservation and Environment Policy Committee. She has also been a Party Officer and State and National conference delegate. She also holds memberships with the Australian Services Union and World Vision.
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