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RSS feed Cathy McGowan, former Representative

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  • Former Independent Representative for Indi
  • Left House of Representatives on 18 May 2019 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — Federal election

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Statements on Indulgence: Valedictory (4 Apr 2019)

“on indulgence: hello, everybody, and thank you for coming. Six years ago, when I rose to make my first speech, the gallery was full. My community was engaged, supportive and present. Today, as I rise to make my last speech, it's much the same. Back then, I quoted Margaret Mead: 'Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever...”

Statements on Indulgence: Valedictory (4 Apr 2019)

“Yes, the work is unfinished. On climate change, we haven't been able to do as much as we wanted in this space, but we did manage to save the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, ARENA, and we did manage to save the Clean Energy Finance Corporation—that infrastructure that was so important and was going to be done away with. But climate change and its mitigation remain serious issues in...”

Questions without Notice: National Disability Insurance Scheme (3 Apr 2019)

“My question is to the Prime Minister. My community, at recent NDIS forums in Wangaratta, Wodonga and Benalla, raised concerns of ongoing delays in access to services and equipment and about the process for signing off on draft plans. Last night's budget revealed a significant underspend in NDIS funding. This is disappointing when there is such need, particularly in rural and regional...”

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  • Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 323 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)