Pru Goward : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Political Party and Books

Pru Goward is an Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the New South Wales know all about her in this article as like her

Pru Goward : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Political Party and Books
Pru Goward is an Australian politician
  Bio
Name Pru Goward
Birthdate ( Age) 2 September 1952
Place of Birth Adelaide, Australia
Nationality Australian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner David Barnett (m. 1986), Alastair Fischer (m. 1973–1983)
Children Kate Fischer, Penny Fischer, Alice Barnett
Parents Zipporah Riggs, Gerald Goward
Education The University of Adelaide
Profession Former Member of New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Political Party Liberal Party of Australia (New South Wales Division)
Net Worth $1 Million - $2 Million
Last Update October 2021

Prudence Jane Goward an Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 2007 to 2019, representing the seat of Goulburn.

Pru Goward with Family

Prior to entering politics, Goward served as the Australian Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination with the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Early Life and Family

Goward was born to Gerald Goward and Zipporah Riggs, and was raised in Adelaide. She attended Morphett Vale Primary School, Willunga High School and gained entrance to Woodlands Church of England Girls Grammar School on a half scholarship.She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Econ) (Hons) in 1974 from Adelaide University.She was married from 1973 to 1983 to university lecturer Alastair Fischer, whom she met while studying at Adelaide University.

Pru Goward Husband

Goward married journalist David Barnett in 1986. Goward and Barnett have maintained a close personal friendship with former prime minister John Howard for many years, and jointly wrote a biography of Howard in 1997.She is the mother of three daughters, former model and actor Kate Fischer, Penny Fischer, and Alice Barnett. She has two granddaughters.

Pru Goward Net Worth

Prudence Jane Goward an Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million - $2 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Goward joined ABC TV and Radio in 1980, firstly as a reporter with Nationwide, then as a political correspondent on the 7.30 Report, and later as host of the 2CN Morning Show and Daybreak on Radio National. In 1994, Goward was the narrator of the ABC's 5-part documentary series The Liberals: Fifty Years Of The Federal Party, which detailed the events of the Liberal Party of Australia from 1944 to 1994.

She has also worked as a high school teacher, a university lecturer in economics, a broadcast journalism lecturer at University of Canberra, a media consultant and freelance writer.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. In this position, Goward criticised the business community for the "primitive attitudes" that kept women out of senior executive ranks and boardrooms.

Pru Goward, while Minister for the Department of Family and Community Services, initiated the Going Home Staying Home reforms which redistributed funding for youth refuges across the state.In August 2019, the University of Western Sydney announced that Goward had been appointed Professor of Social Intervention and Policy.

In 2006, Goward nominated for Liberal Party preselection for the New South Wales state parliament in seat of Epping in Sydney's north-west, but was defeated by the former President of the Right to Life Association, Greg Smith.

Following the resignation of Baird as premier and the election of Gladys Berejiklian as Liberal leader, in January 2017 Goward was sworn in as the Minister for Family and Community Services, the Minister for Social Housing, and the Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.,In December 2018, she announced that she would not be contesting the next election in March 2019.

Controvercy

After being in Parliament a single day, Goward told a symposium of women in leadership in Sydney that "I have never worked in any profession as male-dominated or as ruthlessly sexist as this. I was quite shocked by it."In May 2007, Goward was caught speeding in a school zone. This was her second driving offence for 2007. Goward said "It was extremely careless on my part and like thousands of other drivers I deeply regret it."

In February 2014, Katrina Hodgkinson, the Nationals member for Burrinjuck, which bordered Goulburn to the west, announced that she would be seeking Nationals preselection for Goulburn. Her decision followed a statewide electoral redistribution by the NSW Electoral Commission that resulted in Burrinjuck being renamed as Cootamundra after being significantly redrawn, with effect from the 2015 state election.

Her announcement resulted in a dispute between the Nationals and Liberals; and on 28 February, Hodgkinson announced she would withdraw her nomination for Goulburn. Hodgkinson subsequently contested the newly constituted seat of Cootamundra,and won the seat for the National Party.