Cathy McGowan was officially sworn into the new Parliament in a ceremony in Canberra today, with family members watching on.
Cathy said she was excited to be Indi’s representative in Parliament.
"I am honoured, proud and humbled to be able to be Indi’s representative in the 44th Parliament," she said.
"I’m proud to be here today with my family to take the oath. I’m honoured to be a part of this Parliament and am excited to serve the people of Australia."
"I feel humbled and very grateful to the people of Indi for the opportunity to represent them.
Over the past few days Cathy has received many letters or support from people all across Indi and Australia and she would like to acknowledge these.
"I would like to thank everyone for their support, prayers and goodwill," she said.
"I am completely committed to serving the people of Indi, and I look forward to the next three years."