Indi Weekly Scoop, April 14
Posted April 14, 2016
Innovation key to future of ag
The final Ag Innovation Inquiry public hearings finish in Sydney today. Cathy joined colleagues on the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry to listen to the final presentations. The two-day public hearing included a number of presentations from industry stakeholders: staff and research projects from the universities of New England and Sydney, as well as industry organisations, NSW Farmers Association, Mick Keogh from the Australian Farm Institute and Ag Institute. Presentations included innovations in robotics, water use, IT, big data and the need for quality telecommunications throughout regional Australia to support innovation. The draft report is expected to be released in May. Information can be found online.
- Community Heritage Grants - up to $15,000 to community organisations, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. Applications close 9 May 2016. Information here.
- Rural City of Wangaratta 2016 Community Grants Program Major Category – grants for local not-for-profit community groups for programs, projects or activities for social, cultural and environmental benefits. Open now, close 29 April. Information here.
AMP Tomorrow Fund – grants between $10,000 to $100,000 to cover a range of activities, including training, travel and equipment costs, living expenses, rent and research. This includes artists, athletes, inventors, social innovators, scientists, writers, dancers and disability advocates. Open now, close 18 May. Information here.
Saturday, 16 April – Murmungee Giant Pumpkin Festival – 10am
Saturday, 16 April – Romanian Rotarians visit Rutherglen – 1pm
Monday, Tuesday, 18-19 April – Parliament sitting
Tuesday, April 19 – Wangaratta High School visiting Parliament
Thursday, April 21 – Baranduda Primary School visit
– Northeast Health Wangaratta Awards – 6pm
Friday, April 22 - Business Leaders Forum, Albury – 9am
- Wodonga Chamber of Commerce lunch with Treasurer Scott Morrison – 12pm
- Beyond City Limits forum, Regional Journalism: The Aftershock, La Trobe Uni – 1.30pm
- Carevan visit, Wodonga – 6pm
IMAGE: Cathy was a guest of the Hume Post Polio Support Group meeting and was greeted by treasurer Joan Tie, president Sandy Edgar and secretary Robyn Aulmann at the Wangaratta Club. The group was wanting to learn about the impact of the National Disability Scheme on the over 65 group and the polio survivors with a disability.