Photo: Gennifer Hamam from Bellbridge hands over a petition from the parents of the Bellbridge Community Early Years Centre seeking additional funding for rural childcare facilities.
Question about childcare closures
Following news of five childcare closures in Indi, Cathy urged Minister for Education the Hon Dan Tehan to convene an urgent roundtable to outline options for maintaining much-needed childcare services in rural communities. The roundtable will be held in Wodonga on Monday 17 December.
National Integrity Commission Bill 2018
Supported by the crossbench, Cathy this week introduced to Parliament a Private Member’s Bill calling for a National Integrity Commission to be established in Australia. The commission would provide for a nationally coordinated integrity framework, with an emphasis on prevention, supported by strong powers of investigation to enable criminal charges or other actions in response to cases of corruption. Find out more here.
Corryong Walwa visit
Thanks to all people who came to say hello and had a chat at Corryong and Walwa on Tuesday! Health funding, the cost of living, fuel prices and opportunities for young people, roads and invasive wild animals and plants are the main issues for locals. I met with Walwa Bush Nursing Centre and Corryong Health to discuss funding and will continue to look for solutions to other local issues.Read more
How Indi makes Parliament work for the electorate
Indi’s latest case study, Getting Things Done – The Indi Way arrived this week! It shows how Parliamentary tools are used in Indi and how to engage with the local MP positively to create effective, exciting and vibrant communities, full of opportunities. Read the case study here and please share it with your networks.Read more
photo: Wodonga RSL sub-branch senior vice-president Peter White unveiled the new memorial wall at Reid Street with Cathy as part of its Armistice Day Commemorations.Read more
photo: (back row) Julie , Rob Richardson, Cathy, Norm Madden, (front row) Danny O’Donoghue, Ashlee Fitzpatrick, Lucie Wallis and Alana Johnson.
Indi Community comes to Canberra
Seven wonderful volunteers joined Cathy’s Canberra office this week. From attending events to sitting in on question time, the group said they left Parliament House with a greater understanding of how the government works and an appreciation for the role of independent MPs.Read more
Cathy handed a gift hamper to Wangaratta Station volunteer coordinator David Maroney ahead of the group’s 20 year celebration today.Read more