Ms Cathy McGowan AO, MP

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Member for Indi, Victoria

Party
Independent
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

Postal address

117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

Telephone:
(03) 5721 7077
Fax:
(03) 5721 7066

Electorate Office 2

79 High Street
Wodonga, VIC, 3690

Postal address

79 High Street
Wodonga, VIC, 3690

Telephone:
(02) 60246284
Fax:
(02) 60244862

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4778
Fax:
(02) 6277 2365

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Indi, Victoria, 2013. Re-elected 2016.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 14.5.2015 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 10.10.2016.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 26.3.2018.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 15.9.2016.
  • House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.2017 to 28.6.2018.
Personal
  • Born 29.11.1953, Albury, Australia.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Monash)
  • Dip.Ed (Melb.)
  • M.App.Sc (UWS)
  • Teacher
  • Legislative and research assistant to the Member for Indi, EC Cameron, MP 1980-83
  • Rural community consultant 1984-87
  • Rural Affairs Adviser, Dept of Agriculture (Vic.) 1987-90
  • Managing Director, Catherine McGowan Consulting (leadership, agriculture, community development) 1990-2013
  • Lecturer, University of Western Sydney 1992-2003
Electorate
  • Description: Rural
  • Location: north-eastern Victoria; the main towns include main towns include Alexandra, Beechworth, Benalla, Bright, Corryong, Eildon, Kinglake, Mansfield, Marysville, Mount Beauty, Myrtleford, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Yea.
  • Area: 28567 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 103734 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: tourism, forestry, wood chipping, viticulture, agriculture, timber processing and manufacturing.
Honours
  • Awarded Centenary Medal, 01.01.2001
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, 14.06.2004