1. Victorian MP Fiona Richardson dies one day after sharing new battle with cancer.
— ABC News Melbourne (@abcnewsMelb) August 23, 2017
Victoria’s Minister for Women Fiona Richardson has died a day after revealing her renewed battle with cancer.
The 50-year-old, who was also Australia’s first minister for the prevention of family violence, only announced on Tuesday that she had been diagnosed with multiple tumours. She had also fought breast cancer in 2013.
Her family said on Wednesday evening the wife and mother-of-two had been an “unwavering advocate” for family violence survivors.