What a week
Posted June 07, 2013
Last night I was a guest at the graduation of the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program (AVCLP) in Wangaratta. One of the graduates congratulated me and then asked: "But Cathy do you really want to work in Canberra? "
The truth is that I already work in Canberra. I am up there regularly: advocating on behalf of the PNG women in Agriculture, as a member of the National Farmers Federation's 2030 committee - I am the Victorian Farmer's Federation rep, and lots more. I am very familiar with the bureaucracy and how it works.
What I want now, is to be the community's representative for Indi in Canberra! Over the next weeks I am looking forward to being out and about. Meeting people, learning about the issues and helping us find our voice - and when it's appropriate using my voice in Canberra on behalf of Indi.
Howard Jones has written a opinion piece in today's Border Mail (Friday May 24) , saying that we have no hope at all. Why? because Indi "is historically true-blue conservative and a Liberal strong hold since 1977"
I think he's going to be proven 'not correct' on this one - people of Indi want choice - they want the choose, they don't want their vote to be taken for granted, and they want their voices to be heard.