Back to Parliament
Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan returns to Canberra this week, for the first sitting of the newly elected Parliament.
“There is a lot to do,” Ms McGowan said.
“We made significant progress for Indi in my first term as the Federal Member for Indi and the hard work will continue.”
The first week back in Canberra will include official ceremonies such as the swearing in of members, the address by the Governor General and Welcome to Country - and the not-so formal Mid Winter Ball where Ms McGowan will be a guest of AAP.
However, the work for Indi doesn’t stop for ceremony.
Of particularly note, Ms McGowan will be briefed on The Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016.
Galen Catholic College students will be given a taste of politics when they visit Parliament House.
This is part of the ongoing Indi Student Leadership Engagement Program.
The students are booked in to watch Question Time in action, tour the facility, meet with Ms McGowan and have lunch in the Members’ Guests Dining Room.
“I look forward to meeting the students and learning about the leadership roles they play in their school,” Ms McGowan said.