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News from Murphy Street, April 17

Posted April 17, 2014

 

Before we start the news out of Murphy Street for this week, Cathy and the team hope Easter 2014 is a special and memorable time for everyone in Indi. Whatever you have planned, may you be surrounded by family and friends enjoying good times, and try not to overindulge in Hot Cross buns or whatever chocolate bounty the Easter Bunny brings. Now on with the report…

In the office, planning is underway for the release of the 2014/15 Federal Budget. 

 

Meetings have taken place in the past few weeks with peak bodies to hear their Budget issues, and also listening to constituency concerns. The team has also been monitoring the recent release of information from the Government and reports in the media.

Cathy is aware of the speculation that has arisen around several pre-Budget issues and the media attention this has attracted. When the Budget is released, Cathy will be keeping a close eye on how it will affect Indi. When the Budget is made public, she will review it, process the details contained within it and report back to the electorate.

The second official ‘Valley Visit’ has been chosen and Cathy will spend a day in the Mansfield area on May 22. There will be more details to come as the itinerary is confirmed.

Speaking of visits, earlier this week, Cathy welcomed the Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess and Prince George of Cambridge, to the country for their 10-day visit. She also extended an invite for the Royal trio to add Indi to their itinerary next time they come to Australia. 

The first Indi Newsletter has generated a steady influx of flag requests and constituents calling for congratulatory awards and letters. So if you spot a flag that needs replacing anywhere in the electorate, please contact the office on 03 5721 7077.

Looking to the short week coming up, Cathy is spending half a day in Benalla next Wednesday, April 23, touring the Ryan & McNulty Sawmill and the munitions facility.  

Cathy is also visiting Toolangi and Kinglake next Thursday, April 24, for a tour of the Toolangi Forest, Kinglake Primary School, Kinglake Men’s Shed and meeting with Kinglake Ranges community groups. On ANZAC Day, Cathy is a guest at the Kinglake Dawn Service and Mansfield Morning Service.

While the office renovation continues at 117 Murphy Street, Cathy’s newly acquired ‘mobile office’ will start undergoing its transformation in coming weeks, and is bound to stand out when it eventually graces the roads in Indi.