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Indi Weekly Scoop 16 March 2018


Approximately 40 people, including Towong Mayor Cr Aaron Scales and Cr David Wortmann joined Cathy and Telstra representatives at Bethanga to celebrate the town’s new mobile phone tower.

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Indi Weekly Scoop 9 March 2018


The Women in Policing Local Committee – encompassing the Wodonga and Wangaratta Service Area— hosted an event to celebrate International Women's Day. Cathy was a guest speaker.

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Indi Weekly Scoop 2 March 2018


The CEO of National Landcare, Jim Adams and the executive officer Miranda Gardner were in Canberra this week.

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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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