Vale Fiona Richardson MP

Thursday 24 August, 2017

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Victorian MP Fiona Richardson from cancer.

As Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona was a tireless and passionate advocate in the community.

She made such a contribution in improving the lives of many and will be sorely missed.

Our thoughts are with Fiona’s family and friends at this sad time.

For Victorians affected by cancer who need support or information, call Cancer Council 13 11 20 to speak with a qualified cancer nurse. 

Victoria cancer stats:


  • 31,628 Victorians were diagnosed with cancer in 2015.
  • 10,937 Victorians lost their lives to cancer in 2015.
  • The five most common cancers in Victoria are prostate, breast, bowel, melanoma and lung.
  • 1 in 3 Victorians will develop cancer by the age of 75.