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Indi Weekly Scoop 9 December 2016


Volunteer grants applications close soon
Kinglake Op Shop volunteers Monika, Joanne and Liz enjoy giving back to their community. $10 million in volunteer grants between $1000 - $5000 are available. Applications close 20 December. 


Dairy farmers prepare to ask questions at roundtable meeting

Dairy farmers across Indi are gearing up for the dairy farmer assistance roundtable to be held at the Tangambalanga Community Hall on Monday 12 December 10.30am-12pm. Contact 02 6024 6284 or email cathy.mcgowan.mp@aph.gov.au for more information.

Wine tax rebate win for Indi

Indi vignerons have played a key role in the announcement by the Turnbull Government to change the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate to assist winemakers and associated tourism. 

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Devil’s River mobile phone tower launch

There will be a community celebration at the official launch of the Devil’s River mobile phone tower at 10.30am on Thursday 15 December at the Herb Fitzroy Day Visitor Centre, Fraser National Park. RSVP to 03 5721 7077 or jane.still@aph.gov.au

Who says democracy is dead? A triumphant cheer for democracy’s worker-bees

Carolyn Hendriks takes a trip to the Australian electorate of Indi, and finds a community keen to reinvigorate democracy.

Regional Arts Fund Community Grant for Murray Arts, Wodonga

Congratulations to Murray Arts, Wodonga, which has been granted $15,000 under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Regional Arts Fund Community Grants program. The grant will go towards Sticks and Stones, a six-part podcast series telling the stories of what it is to be a young person living in regional Victoria. 


New Community Grants Hub

The Federal government has a new Community Grants Hub online. Grants currently open on this site are:


Events for 12-16 December:

  • Monday: Dairy farmer roundtable meeting, Tangambalanga
  • Tuesday: Christmas celebration for Cathy’s volunteers and supporters, Merriwa Park, Wangaratta, 5.30pm
  • Wednesday: Alexandra Secondary College Presentation Night
  • Thursday: Devil’s River mobile phone tower community celebration, Yea High School Awards
  • Friday: Christmas celebration for Cathy’s volunteers and supporters, Wodonga Office, 3.30pm.

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