Back to Parliament for busy eight-week spring session
Independent Federal Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, heads back to Parliament next week for the first fortnight of what is shaping up to be a productive and busy eight-week spring session.
“This will be the opportunity to share with the Parliament the work I have been doing in the electorate during the winter break,” Ms McGowan said.
“During the past six weeks I have travelled throughout Indi and met with constituents to discuss a broad range of issues. I thank everyone for their time and hospitality on my visits during the winter break, from Marysville to Corryong and all places in between. I return to Canberra laden with information about all the topics that have been concerning constituents.”
Ms McGowan said the spring session would provide the opportunity to pursue issues including progress on the North East rail line, community energy, higher education changes, jobs, marriage equality, the NBN and cross border solutions.
“There will be strong interest in the report from the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network that will be released on 11 September, 2017. I will also be reporting back to the electorate about the ongoing discussions of the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation. Submissions to this important inquiry will close on 15 September and I have written and spoken to community leaders throughout Indi encouraging them to share their thoughts and ideas with the inquiry.”
Ms McGowan encourages everyone in Indi to stay in touch via the website and social media on Parliamentary activity during the spring session that will run until December 7.
“When Parliament is sitting there will be updates via Facebook every afternoon. There will also be links to speeches, questions and voting outcomes on the website at www.cathymcgowan.com.au.”