Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

Indi Weekly Scoop - Easter Edition, April 2

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  • Wodonga, Mt Beauty and Tawonga surrounds in next NBN round, 2016
  • Let’s make Easter fatality free
  • Australia Post – give them the mail on proposed changes
  • Beef producers, head to Benalla
  • Indi Funding News – sports people and ‘Scaredy Cats’
  • Easter read – Journey to become Independent Member for Indi

It was great news for Wodonga, Mt Beauty and Tawonga residents this week with more than 15,000 premises included in the latest NBN rollout update.

02 Apr 15|Read More »

Australasian Parliamentary Review - Women in Parliament

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Being an Independent MP: A Lifetime Journey and a Station on the Way


Introduction
The way I see the world – my standpoint as an Independent Member of Parliament representing the regional electorate of Indi in rural NE Victoria, is through a number of lenses. I am a daughter, aunt and sister, a business woman, community member,
a farmer, and now politician. My electorate consists of a number of sophisticated inter-connected rural communities, with complex networks and where mutual obligations run deep. Wodonga, Wangaratta and Benalla are the main towns and the rural communities cluster around the rich agricultural valleys of the Goulburn, Broken, King, Ovens, Kiewa, Mitta, Dart and Murray rivers.
In this article I have tried to capture some of the environments and events that have helped shape my perspectives, beginning with some family and personal background, acknowledging three women who have inspired me, and concluding with a discussion
about the job of being an Independent  MP and how I am trying to be inclusive of community in this role.

31 Mar 15|Read More »

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