Cathy praised the strength of the relationship between Papua New Guinea Australian Women in Agriculture and Australian Women in Agriculture, and acknowledged how PNG is going from strength to strength as it prepares for upcoming elections.Read more »
Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan asked the Minister for Energy and Environment Josh Frydenberg what the government can do to support community based renewable energy initiatives.Read more »
On the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017, Cathy said: "I believe in this issue it is important to give maximum flexibility to Native Title claim groups. I will support the Bill which implements recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission. It allows groups to follow a traditional decision-making process if one is available or to agree to another decision making process. The amendments will provide certainty to Indigenous and non-indigenous parties who have already registered their agreements or whose registration is pending."
Speeches from the Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt and Member for Barton Linda Burney are below:Read more »