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Australia Ex-Politician, Pru Goward’s husband, David Barnett, passed away

Pru Goward served as a Liberal representative for the Goulburn constituency in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 2007 to 2019. She is a former politician from Australia.

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Pru Goward’s husband: 90-year-old journalist and press secretary David Barnett passes away

At the age of 90, journalist, novelist, and government press secretary David Barnett passed away in Canberra.

At the height of the 1975 crisis and its aftermath, when Fraser led the Liberal Party in opposing then-prime minister Gough Whitlam and obstructing supply in the Senate, Barnett served as Fraser’s press secretary in both the opposition and the administration.

After Fraser won the 1975 election, he worked as press secretary for seven years before going back to journalism in Canberra’s Parliament House’s press gallery.

“He was a tremendous worker,” he said of Fraser in an ABC interview in 2015. “He didn’t spare us much either. His hair turned grey in the job and so did mine really.”

Soon after John Howard led the Liberals to victory in the 1996 federal election, Barnett left the cabinet and went on to write a biography of the former prime minister. Together with his wife, Pru Goward, a fellow journalist who went on to become the federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, a Liberal member of the NSW Parliament, and a minister in the state government, Barnett co-wrote the book John Howard: Prime Minister.

Howard said in a statement on Sunday morning that Barnett was a crucial advisor to Fraser and that his passing signified the passing of a major player in the national media.

His wife, daughters Susan and Alice, and grandkids Andrew and Nicholas all survive him.

Pru Goward Age, family, and Early Life

Pru Goward is currently 69 years old. Gerald Goward and Zipporah Riggs welcomed Pru into the world on September 2, 1952, and she grew up in Adelaide.

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Pru Goward Career, What is her profession?

Prudence Former Australian politician Jane Goward served as the Goulburn representative for the Liberal Party in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 2007 to 2019.

In the Berejiklian administration, she served as the Minister for Social Housing and Family and Community Services in New South Wales from January 2017 to March 2019, as well as the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault from 2015 to March 2019.

In addition, Goward previously held the positions of Minister for Women in the second Baird administration from 2011 to 2017, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Medical Research, and Assistant Minister for Health between April 2015 and January 2017, and Minister for Planning from 2014 to 2015.

She resumed her duties in the Community Services portfolio with the first Berejiklian administration, which she had previously held between 2011 and 2014 under the O’Farrell and first Baird administrations.

Goward worked for the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission as the Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination and the Australian Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner before entering politics. Goward started working as a professor at Western Sydney University in 2019.

Pru Goward Net Worth, How much does she earn?

The net worth details of her aren’t available.

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Which school did she go to? What was her major?

She attended Willunga High School, Morphett Vale Primary School, and Woodlands Church of England Girls Grammar School before being accepted on a partial scholarship. At Adelaide University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts (Econ) (Hons) degree in 1974.

Pru Goward Husband, Was she dating/married? Any children?

She met university instructor Alastair Fischer while attending Adelaide University, and they were married from 1973 to 1983.

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In 1986, Goward wed journalist David Barnett. Goward and Barnett co-wrote a biography of the former prime minister John Howard in 1997 and have maintained a close personal friendship with him for many years.

Kate Fischer, a former model and actor, Penny Fischer, and Alice Barnett are her three daughters. Two of her granddaughters exist.

Her social media reach.

Pru Goward is on Instagram as @prugoward with 700+ followers and is verified by Instagram.

Pru Goward’s Height, Weight, Sexual orientation, Body.

HeightN / A
WeightN / A
Hair ColorBlack
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Pru Goward’s which you should be known about.

Zodiac signVirgo
Relationship statusMarried
Spouse(s)Alastair Fischer (m.1973; dis. 1983)
David Barnett (m. 1986)