Kevin’s batting hard after 100 days
IN THE 100 days since the voters of Page put beef farmer and former high school teacher Kevin Hogan into the 44th Federal Parliament the member has spent some of that time literally finding his way around.
The National, like many before him, has found the maze of corridors and offices in the seat of government bewildering, but necessity forced him to find a solution.
"Wherever I was in the building, I always kept a rough idea where the chamber was," Mr Hogan said.
"When there is a vote, you don't want to be the one who lets the team down."
To say the Abbott Government's first 100 days has had its moments is an understatement.
Mr Hogan has had a front-row seat to the politician's entitlements scandal, the Indonesian and East Timorese spy rows, the Gonski education backflips and the attempts to wind back the carbon tax.
But he has also been front and centre when the government announced the Korean free trade agreement, a deal he said will have big benefits for the electorate.
Against the backdrop of these national and international events Mr Hogan maintains he has done what he set out to do when he was elected on September 7.
Mr Hogan has spent much of the past 100 days meeting with a large number of diverse community groups, businesses and individuals to discuss their ideas of what can be done to improve the quality of life of people living in Page.
"It never ceases to amaze me just how positive the different communities in this electorate are. If there is a problem, rather than simply complain they actively try to find a solution.
"Far from feeling exhausted after 100 days, I feel invigorated and just want to get on with the job."
Including his maiden speech Kevin Hogan has been on his feet six times, each time talking about his electorate.
- Maiden speech
- Jacqueline Freney congratulatory speech after she was named NSW Young Australian of the Year
- Importance of rural research for Page
- Replacing Page's wooden bridges must be seen as nation-building infrastructure
- Duplication of Pacific Hwy will save lives, create local jobs, build a sustainable economy in Page
- Page ready and willing to embrace a digital economy