Opening of Parliament
This afternoon The Honourable Quentin Bryce, Governer-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, opened the first session of the 44th Parliament by outlining the Government's agenda for the next three years.
As Member of the Parliament, Cathy McGowan will be working with the Government to achieve her pre-election aims for Indi.
"I look forward to working with the Government to deliver for my constituents, the people of Indi," Cathy said.
In particular Cathy highlighted the Abbott Government’s recognition of the power of communities.
Under the topic of ‘Indigenous Australians, the speech by the Governor-General stated, empowered communities are far more important than an empowered government".
Cathy said community building is a fundamental element of her role as the Member for Indi.
"I am thrilled the Abbott Government have highlighted the potentials of empowered communities," she said.
"I am excited to work together with the Federal Government and the people of Indi to achieve our goals for a prosperous and vibrant region."
Here is a link to the Governer-General's speech.