Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

Indi Weekly Scoop - March 20, 2015


  • Telecommunications focus in Parliament
  • Powerful message for Government: community safety not an optional extra
  • NBN in Indi – 18-month rollout
  • Key meetings held with Government, key connections made
  • Senate inquiry positive step for local beef producers
  • First Private Members Bill – Budget Impact Statement

Community safety is not an optional extra in regional Australia. The experience of Karen Purss, who was unable to call 000 from the scene of a tragic car accident, rammed home the message that mobile phone coverage needs to improve in Indi.

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Indi Weekly Scoop - March 13, 2015


  • Ovens Valley – beautiful in autumn
  • ‘Victory’ for new skills/trade centre
  • Telecommunications focus
  • Support for Senate inquiry
  • Indi Funding News
  • Out and about in Wangaratta
  • Community grant opportunities

A visit to the Ovens Valley — Porepunkah, Bright, Wandiligong, Harrietville—was the perfect start to Cathy’s week. Getting out and about in Indi communities is always a highlight for Cathy and more than 30 people visited the ‘Cathyvan’ on the day. Issues raised included:

  • access to mobile phone coverage and internet
  • youth unemployment
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • fuel security
  • support for migrants
  • local government concerns
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