INDI MP Cathy McGowan. THE member for Indi believesthe Liberal Party showeda lack of respect by not notifying her of a roads funding announcement in Wodonga last week.
Cathy McGowan said although she did not view it as a “big issue” she was disappointed she was not contacted by federal minister Jamie Briggs who joined Liberal Party candidate for Indi Sophie Mirabella in unveiling black spot money.
“There’s an understanding in politics, there’s a convention that when a politician comes to your electorate as a guest they ring you up and let you knowthat they’re attending,” Ms McGowan said.
“That’s just the convention and in that case it didn’t happen.”
Ms McGowan has contacted the office of government whip Scott Buchholz to express her concern.
“When things happen that seem a bit untoward…I will go to the whip in the party and say this happened can you contact your members of parliament and remind them about this convention,” Ms McGowan said.
Representativesfor Mr Buchholz said Mr Briggs said they were not aware of a particular protocol requiring MPs to be notified of events withvisiting politicians.
Mr Briggs, in a statement, said asAssistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Developmenthe was responding to concerns displayed by Mrs Mirabella.
“I’m surprised Cathy McGowan feels that way as she has not once spoken a single word to me about road funding in Indi,” Mr Briggs said.
“It has been Sophie Mirabella, a great fighter for her community, who contacts me regularly about black spots that need upgrading throughout Indi.”
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