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Indi Weekly Scoop - November 13, 2015

Posted November 13, 2015

 

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Cathy at the Australian War Memorial for Remembrance Day commemorations Wednesday with Kevin Hogan MP (Page, NSW) and Wyatt Roy MP (Longman, Qld)

The Week in Parliament

Indi priorities in action

°         Regional Telecommunications Review recommendations must be implemented

°         Manufacturing in Indi remains healthy with Mars Petcare’s expansion

°         Cathy supports Indi calls for posthumous promotion of John Monash

°         Commending community: Tolmie TOAST community transport solution

°         Recognising producers: supporting the call for those who feed us and care for the land with a National Day of Farmers

°         Called on government to commit to mental health for all Australians, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Visitors to Canberra this week

°         Wodonga’s Purple Power Surge representing the international Red Hat Society

°         Porepunkah Public School

°         Indi Venturers

°         Mars Petfood

Press Releases

°         Honouring Indi veterans – Remembrance Day 2015

°         Mental health commitment from Government

Bills passed in the House of Representatives 9 – 12 November

°         Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments)

°         Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment (No. 1)

°         Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome)

°         Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform)

°         Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research)

Community Information

The ACCC has warned citizens to beware of scammers imitating Department of Human Services or Centrelink officers. Contact the Scamwatch ACCC Infocentre on 1300 795 995.

Independent Living Centre Regional Tour

Friends and carers of people with a disability or aged related conditions can obtain free advice and information about equipment and technology. No appointment necessary, just drop in. Information on 1300 885 886. ILC mobile display van locations:

°         Benalla Performing Arts and Conference Centre 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, 2 December

°         Moyhu King Valley Learning Exchange  2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 3 December

°         Wangaratta King George V Gardens 9:00 a.m. – noon Friday, 4 December

Grants / Nominations / Inquiries                                        

°         Humanitarian Settlement Services local area meeting – St Ives Hotel, Wodonga – 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursday, 19 November. More info here.

°         Rural R&D grants – now available. Further info here. To 1 December

°         Victorian Young Achiever nominations open – More info here. To 11 December

°         Road Black Spot Program – community input sought. More info here.

°         The House of Representatives Agriculture and Industry Committee’s Inquiry into Agricultural Innovation is now taking submissions. A public hearing will be conducted in Wodonga on January 28.

 Cathy’s Diary 13 – 21 November

°         Beyond Blue Event – Cathy will be MC with keynote speaker Nicole Gibson / National Mental Health Commission – Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre – tonight, 6:00 p.m.  Friday, 13 November. Gold coin donation entry.

°         Listening Post – Yackandandah Memorial Gardens – tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Saturday 14 November

°         Women’s Fishing Classic – Dartmouth – tomorrow 2:00 p.m. Saturday 14 November

°         Wodonga Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting – Tuesday, 17 November

°         Meeting with Victorian Education Minister Steve Herbert followed by Wodonga TAFE annual awards night – Tuesday, 17 November

°         Galen Catholic College graduation, Wangaratta – Thursday, 19 November

°         Listening Post Wodonga, Mad 4 Hair, Wodonga Mall, Stanley Street – Saturday 21 November


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