For more than 30 years, the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) has been dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of Australian women, across intellectual, cultural, political, social, economic, legal, industrial and domestic spheres. NFAW is a feminist organisation, independent of party politics and working in partnership with other women’s organisations.
In 2022, we are delighted to announce that the Hon Amanda Rishworth MP, Minister for Social Services will be the keynote speaker for the NFAW Annual Dinner.
In 2007 Amanda was elected as the Member for Kingston at 29 years of age.
Amanda is a member of Federal Labor’s Cabinet as Minister for Social Services.
Amanda was previously Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development and Shadow Minister for Youth. Prior to that she was Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel.
Amanda was educated at state schools in Adelaide and was a volunteer swimming instructor and surf life saver.
During her university studies, Amanda worked as a sales assistant and developed a strong interest in workplace fairness. Amanda followed this passion to work in the trade union movement, both as a union representative and an occupational health and safety trainer.
Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology Honours from Flinders University and a Masters Degree in Psychology from Adelaide University. After graduating, Amanda practised as a psychologist working with General Practitioners in the delivery of mental health care to the community.
Amanda lives in Hallett Cove with her husband Tim and their two young sons, Percy and Oscar
Each year an Annual Dinner is held by the NFAW at the National Press Club to share the many and varied voices of Australian Women.
Ticket pricing: $89 members and $129 non-NFAW members
Ticket cost includes drinks, canapes, main, and dessert