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Indi Weekly Scoop 23 February 2018


Meeting with the Towong Council -- mobile blackspots, NBN, funding and pumped hydro energy were all discussed.

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Indi Weekly Scoop 16 February 2018


Members of the National Rural Women’s Muster passed through Canberra this week.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 9 February 2018


Building community resilience to natural disasters – George Karagiannakis from IAG outlines new initiatives stemming from the 2009 bushfires. See story below

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 2 February 2018


Picture: Victorian Minister for Trade and Investment, Innovation and the Digital Economy, and Small Business, Philip Dalidakis with Indigo Mayor, Cr Jenny O’Connor, Cathy McGowan, Wodonga Mayor, Cr Anna Speedie; Towong Mayor, Cr Aaron Scales and Alpine Deputy Mayor, Cr Sarah Nicholas during a visit to Wodonga today. Full story below.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 25 January 2018


Picture: Mansfield councillor Harry Westendorp, Barb Taylor, Reg Brond, Cr Marg Attley, Cathy McGowan, Kirsten Lingard, Mansfield Shire CEO Alex Green and Mayor Cr Paul Volkering welcomed news the Tolmie Recreation Reserve will receive $9000 to provide for maintenance. Full story below.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 19 January 2018

Government response to NBN committee report

The Australian Government has made its response to the first report of the 45th Parliament of the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN. The committee, of which I am a member, made its report to the Parliament in September 2017. The response is available as a PDF document on the committee website here under “Additional documents”.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 12 January 2018


Wahgunyah and District Men’s Shed executive members, David Clark (Treasurer), Les Carlson (President) and Tony McMahon (grants coordinator) joined Cathy to welcome the announcement of a Veteran and Community Grant for $19,229. (See story below)

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 22 December 2017


Merryn Byrne of Boorhaman was a recipient this week of a 2017 Young Farmers Scholarship at a ceremony in Melbourne. She is pictured with Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford and Cathy. Photo: Michelle Couling Photography

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 15 December 2017

The Scoop Friday 15 December 2017


Eddie Voogt from Wodonga led a group that met with Cathy to present a petition calling on the House to “prohibit the Northern Australia Infrastructure facility from loaning money to Adani or any other fossil fuel projects and encourage new renewable energy projects such as concentrated solar thermal power, wind and solar”. More than 700 signatures have been collected from across Indi.

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The Indi Weekly Scoop 8 December 2017


Young women leading in regional communities – Country to Canberra participants met with Cathy in Parliament House this week at the Powerful Women’s Breakfast.


Marriage equality

“The Parliament has reflected Australians being our best selves. Marriage equality has passed and a hurdle of discrimination has been removed for the LGBTIQ community and their families.” - Cathy

A National Integrity Commission – what will it take?

What would it take for this parliament to establish a National Integrity Commission? Cathy asked the Prime Minister in Question Time

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