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Richardson, Fiona Catherine Alison (1966 - )

22 November 1966
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Fiona Richardson has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1991. She was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Northcote in the Parliament of Victoria in November 2006, was re-elected in November 2010 and again in November 2014. She is currently serving as Minister for Women and Minister for Prevention of Family Violence in the Labor Government, which was elected in Novemebr 2014.


Fiona Richardson migrated to Australia with her parents and two brothers in 1969. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Politics and Psychology. Richardson worked at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital before travelling to the United Kingdom. She returned to Australia in 1994 when she began work for the VACC, advocating on behalf of service station operators. Since 1996 Richardson has worked as an Electorate Officer for Mary Gillett, Julia Gillard, Gareth Evans, Martin Ferguson and Stephen Conroy. She was elected MLA for Northcote in late 2006, and became Parliamentary Secretary for Education.

Sources used to compile this entry:; [accessed 26 July 2007] [accessed 2016-05-10].

Barbara Lemon

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