Australian Story: An Independent Woman - Cathy McGowan
In 2022, Australian Story records the story of Cathy as she travelled the country supporting community independents in their campaigns to put community at the centre of politics.
As Barrie Cassidy says in his introduction, “When Cathy McGowan won the seat of Indi in 2013, she had no idea that she would become a lightning rod for an independent movement that is now dominating Australian Politics. More than 23 so-called teal or community independent candidates are standing in this election and Ms McGowan has been their ‘secret weapon.'
I acknowledge and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future and honour the stories, traditions and culture of the Traditional Custodians of the unceded land upon which I live and work. And I commit to truth telling, treaty and a voice, towards building a just and inclusive future with our First Nations people.