Whenever anyone tells you that only the big parties or star candidates have a chance of winning a seat in federal parliament, just say ‘Cathy McGowan’.

Cathy McGowan came to national attention when she won the seat of Indi as an independent in 2013, becoming the first female independent to sit on the crossbench. Winning the seat of Indi, after the Coalition had held the seat for 82 years, was a watershed moment and became a roadmap for future political campaigns:  from Kerryn Phelps as the Member for Wentworth to Zali Steggall in Warringah.

Women for Election Australia’s November ‘In Conversation’ event features Cathy McGowan in discussion with our CEO, Licia Heath. To coincide with the release of her book, Cathy Goes to Canberra, she’ll be sharing the story about her road to the nation’s capital: and how others can follow in her path.

 

In Conversation with Cathy McGowan
Wednesday 4 November 2020
6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Via Zoom

 

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