Bulletin: 110 Volume: 23 Thursday 24 August 2017
To: All UFU MEMBERS
VALE FIONA RICHARDSON
As members would have heard, sadly yesterday ALP Victorian MP and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson passed away following a battle with cancer.
Fiona Richardson was the first ever Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and was instrumental in overseeing the changes to family violence laws in Victoria following a Royal Commission which she oversaw. Her legacy cannot be understated. She was also the local member for Northcote, a position she held since 2006.
The UFU offers its condolences to all those touched by this including her family, friends and parliamentary colleagues.
As a result of this sad event, normal parliamentary business has been suspended for a period and the fire service reform bill will not be considered now until Parliament resumes on 5 September 2017.
Any queries please contact Secretary Peter Marshall on 0419 127 004.
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary