The Hon Amanda Vanstone

The Hon Amanda Vanstone

Former Australian politician, former Ambassador to Italy

Amanda Vanstone is not just one of the most highest-profile women in the Federal Parliament, she is also one of the most experienced Senators.

Since entering Parliament in 1984, Senator Vanstone has held a number of posts before her current role as Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women.

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Added 08 April 2003
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The Hon Amanda Vanstone

Stronger Families Need Stronger Communities: Exploring the relationship between communities in control and the strengthening families and communities program

While the small Liberal ideal is to return maximum control to the individual, it's important to counter that with the appropriate level of community involvement - a difficult balance to strike.

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