Pru Goward

Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Politician
Born Nov 2, 1952

Prudence Jane Goward MP, an Australian politician, is the Minister for Community Services and Women in the O'Farrell Liberal-National Coalition Government since 2011. Goward is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Goulburn for the Liberal Party of Australia since 2007.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on November 2, 1952.


1973 20 Years Old She was previously married to university lecturer Alastair Fischer from 1973 to 1983 whom she met whilst studying at Adelaide University.
1974 21 Years Old …  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Econ) (Hons) in 1974 from Adelaide University.


1986 33 Years Old Goward married journalist, David Barnett in 1986. … Read More


1997 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Goward and Barnett maintain a close personal friendship with former Prime Minister John Howard for many years and jointly authored a biography of Howard in 1997. … Read More
1999 46 Years Old She was Federal spokeswoman for the Sydney Olympic Games from 1999–2000 and National director of the Australian Property Institute from 2000–2001.
2001 48 Years Old Goward was the as Sex Discrimination Commissioner at HREOC, a 5-year tenure she began in July 2001. … Read More


2006 53 Years Old 1 More Event
John Howard extended her tenure for an additional 3 years in July 2006.
However, she successfully ran for New South Wales state parliament in March 2007.
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