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 from 1973 to 1983 to university lecturer Alastair Fischer, whom she met while studying at Adelaide University. … Read More


1986 33 Years Old Goward married journalist David Barnett in 1986.


1997 44 Years Old She was Executive Director of the Office of the Status of Women in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 1997 to 1999. … Read More
2001 48 Years Old Goward was the Sex Discrimination Commissioner at HREOC, a five-year tenure she began in July 2001. … Read More


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


2014 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2014, Katrina Hodgkinson, the Nationals Member for Burrinjuck, a neighbouring electorate of Goulburn, announced that she would be contesting Goward's seat of Goulburn.
2015 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the 2015 state election, Goward was sworn in as the Minister for Mental Health, the Minister for Medical Research, the Minister for Women, the Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (a newly created portfolio), and the Assistant Minister for Health in the second Baird government.
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