Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

News from 117 Murphy Street - August 15, 2014

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Food was on the menu on Monday for Cathy when she hosted the First Food Manufacturers ‘Working Lunch’ in Wangaratta. Small business operators from the North East gathered to discuss issues facing the sector, including transport and freight problems, red tape, and unrealistic food standards for small business. These manufacturers do value-adding exceptionally well and Cathy wants Indi to become renowned for quality food production.

This was the first of four meetings to be held across the electorate in Wodonga, Mansfield and Murrindindi Shire. The group will provide advice to Cathy and suggest how to solve the issues. The group will reconvene in 2015 and Cathy has suggested the possibility of holding a North East Food Manufacturers event in Canberra at some stage next year.

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News from 117 Murphy Street - August 8, 2014

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The sustainable future of manufacturing in Indi continues to be a major focus for Cathy.

Yesterday Cathy was given a tour of Australian Textile Mills and Wilson Fabrics and Homewares factories in Wangaratta. The Independent Member for Indi was impressed with the technology being employed to produce innovative Cool Blind fabric. This fabric is being made at Australian Textile Mills and has huge potential, attracting much attention from overseas hotel chains looking to cut down energy costs. The skilled workforce has allowed this to occur in quick time and the workers Cathy met during the visit are critical to this being a successful venture.

08 Aug 14|Read More »

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