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Indi Weekly Scoop, April 21

Posted April 21, 2016

 

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Win for local truckies
Owner-drivers in Indi had a win this week with Cathy supporting the Government’s repeal of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT). Cathy delivered two speeches in support of the Government Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Bill 2016, which passed in record time in the House and the Senate. There had been strong community support for getting rid of the RSRT in the wake of the controversial Contractor Driver Minimum Payments RSRT Order. Many owner-drivers contacted Cathy calling on her to take action. Cathy is committed to putting Indi first when voting on important legislation, and being a strong advocate for small business. She is proud to represent the many small transport businesses in Parliament. Video and transcripts can be found online.
House of Reps legislation passed
Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Bill 2016
 
School visit to the People’s House
Legal studies students from Wangaratta High School were welcomed to Parliament by Cathy this week. The students were interested in learning about the role Cathy plays representing their community, and how Parliament works. (Pictured)
 
Honouring the fallen
Cathy encourages everyone to take part in their local ANZAC Day commemorations on Monday, April 25. North East Victoria has a strong military history, and soldiers from Indi have made significant contributions to Australia’s involvement in conflicts. 
 
July 2 pencilled in
Everything is on track for a July 2 election. It's the right decision by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, ending speculation about the election date. The people of Indi will have a clear choice for the future when they cast their vote. Indi matters, and in 2013 Cathy committed to always putting Indi first. Cathy is proud to be the representative for Indi and have the opportunity to act in the interests of people to make communities stronger.
 
Indi a magnet for ministers
Cathy welcomes Treasurer Scott Morrison MP to Indi tomorrow for the Wodonga Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mr Morrison will be the latest MP to visit the North East Victoria. Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM MP, and Minister for Defence Materiel, Dan Tehan, recently visited the area meeting with various groups.     
 
Politics at the Pinsent
If you get the Scoop before 9pm tonight, head down to the Hotel Pinsent in Wangaratta. Paul Murray Live is broadcasting on Sky News, featuring Indi candidates. The audience will have a chance to ask questions of candidates. Register for Paul Murray Live at audience@skynews.com.au. Tomorrow Cathy is a guest panellist on the Panel discussion “What's news now? The aftermath of journalism redundancies” at LaTrobe Albury-Wodonga campus from 1.30pm onwards. Former Border Mail editor Di Thomas and local journalist Brad Worrall will join the discussion with Associate Professors Lawrie Zion and Andrew Dodd.
 

Cathy’s diary

Tonight - Northeast Health Wangaratta 2015 Staff Award Ceremony – 6pm

                Paul Murray Live, Pinsent Hotel, Wangaratta – 9pm

Friday, April 22 - Business Leaders Forum Youth Employment, Albury – 9am

                             Panel discussion “What's news now? The aftermath of journalism redundancies” -  LaTrobe Albury-                                        Wodonga campus – 1.30pm

                             Wodonga Carevan visit – 6pm

Saturday, April 23 - Wodonga Catholic Parish Women's Breakfast, Café Grove – 8pm

Monday, April 25 - ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Wodonga - 6am

                               ANZAC Day Service, Wangaratta – 11am

Tuesday, April 26 - Murray Primary Health Network Community Forum – 6pm

Wednesday, April 27 - Jumper presentation to Murray Felines, Wahgunyah Recreation Reserve – 6.30pm