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The Indi Weekly Scoop 19 May 2017

 Young people in Indi - Wodonga

A broad cross section of young people from Wodonga joined Cathy to have a say

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Have a say – make Indi’s voice count in budget feedback

Cathy wants to hear what the people of Indi think about the Federal Budget. This week around 75 impressive young people got up early to attend breakfasts in Wodonga, Wangaratta and Benalla to share their priorities. Hundreds more have responded online. The time to have your say is now. Fill out the short survey before 26 May. Responses will be used to inform Cathy’s "speech in reply" to the budget, and a formal report will be presented to the Prime Minister.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 11 May 2017

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Image: The Border Mail's Shana Morgan covered the Budget from Canberra and was welcomed to Cathy's office to get the Indi perspective.

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$100 million rail win for Indi!

The announcement of $100 million in the Budget for the North East rail line upgrade is a stunning win for Indi. 

Have a say – it’s the Indi way

What do you think about the Federal Budget? Have a say in a short online survey before 25 May. The feedback will be used to inform Cathy’s speech in reply to the Budget and a report to be produced in mid-June.

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Budget 2017 - Have a say!

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What do you think about the Federal Budget 2017? Have a say - it's the Indi way!

Take the short survey here

Responses will be used to inform Cathy's speech in reply to the Budget.

A printed report will be available in mid-June. Subscribe to weekly news updates to be notified when it is available.

The Indi Weekly Scoop 5 May 2017

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Image: The Wodonga Federation of Government Schools will use a $50,000 digital literacy grant to prepare students for an exciting future. Story below.

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Young local women in STEM share their stories with Minister

Thanks to local action, young women working and studying in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields were able to share their stories directly with Minister for Vocational Education and Skills the Hon Karen Andrews on Tuesday 2 May. 

Federal Budget – watch this space!

The Federal Budget will be handed down on Tuesday 9 May. What will it hold for Indi on rail, mobile phones and regional planning? Subscribe to regular email updates and follow Cathy on Facebook and Twitter for news. Cathy’s revamped website will be launched in time for the Budget for people to give their feedback.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 28 April 2017

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Image: Landcare leadership:the importance of leadership was on the agenda for the meeting of the AVCLP Landcare Leadership program. Story below.

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Vocational innovation in Indi on display for Minister’s visit 1-2 May

Local training networks NELLEN and COMPACT Albury will present the challenges and opportunities in employment and training to Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills the Hon Karen Andrews. Minister Andrews will visit Wodonga on 1 and 2 May. NELLEN CEO Bev Hoffmann invited the Minister to visit during a stint as a volunteer in Cathy’s Canberra office.

Regions deserve a proper process for decentralisation

Regions will only benefit from decentralisation of the public service if a proper process is followed. Cathy will call for a national inquiry into any proposed decentralisation when parliament resumes.

Federal Budget – watch this space!

The Federal Budget will be handed down on Tuesday 9 May. What will it hold for Indi on rail, mobile phones and regional planning? Subscribe to the Scoop, and follow Cathy on Facebook and Twitter for news. Cathy’s revamped website will be launched in time for the Budget for people to give their feedback.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 21 April 2017

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Caption: Cathy helps plan a Lone Pine tree in Rutherglen with Mr Neville Bainbridge, President of the Rutherglen RSL Sub Branch Inc., and Indigo Shire Council Mayor Cr Jenny O'Connor. The ANZAC spirit lives on in Indi. Story below. 

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 13 April 2017

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Murrindindi is just one council working with Cathy to get results for their local government area. Story below.

Enjoy the Easter break!

From Cathy:  “Wishing everyone in beautiful North East Victoria a happy Easter, and an opportunity to reflect and refresh. For those staying at home, take the time to enjoy being in the local community. To all those travelling, please be safe on the roads. I’m looking forward to exciting work in the lead up to the Federal Budget and beyond. See you after the break!”

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 7 April 2017

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It’s been a BIG week for trains!

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 Meeting with the Victorian Minister for Transport and Major Projects, Jacinta Allan at Bendigo.

Rail discussions focus on service inequity

Bendigo was the location for discussions this week with the Victorian Minister for Transport and Major Projects, Jacinta Allan, to highlight the inequity of passenger rail services for North East Victoria. The action needed is clear; the Federal Government must fix the Melbourne to Albury rail track, while the Victorian Government needs to commit to funding new trains once that work is complete. The people of Indi will be looking forward to that commitment of significant funds from both governments in their upcoming budgets. The meeting followed a visit to the North East on Monday by Federal Transport Minister Darren Chester, who rode the train from Melbourne to Wodonga.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 31 March 2017

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Young Indi Expats joined Cathy in Parliament House to discuss the importance of young people engaging in leadership and decision-making.

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Call for a Minister for Youth

A Minister for Youth would allow Australia to benefit from the energy and innovation of young people. Cathy joined with Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie this week calling for the government to create the position.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 24 March 2017

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Community leaders from Indi met with the Prime Minister and other government ministers and officials this week. Story below.

Action for youth

Cathy will second a motion on Monday 27 March by Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie proposing the appointment of a Minister for Youth.

Student payment changes make higher ed more affordable and accessible for regional students

Cathy supported changes to student payments which include automatic access to a Health Care Card, reduced eligibility periods for the independent rate, and removing the family farm from the assets test.

 

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