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The Indi Weekly Scoop 10 March 2017 - WANT BETTER NBN?


Cathy Celebrating International Women’s Day with the bold young women from Marian College in Myrtleford. Story below


Want better NBN? Have your say in inquiry now

Make a submission about the NBN rollout to the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network by March 31. Submissions will also be used to inform Cathy’s action to improve NBN in Indi.
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Cathy’s actions on NBN and telecommunications

Cathy celebrates the women of Indi

Cathy spent time last week in a workshop run by Global Sisters, a network enabling women outside the mainstream work force to be financially independent.

Indi is full of strong, effective women acting for change in their local communities.


Cathy welcomes some movement on North East rail line

Cathy has welcomed the partial release by the Australian Rail Track Corporation of the lease agreement with the Victorian government. However, it’s very disappointing the train between Wodonga and Melbourne will become a bus ride over this week’s long weekend.

Regional education review welcomed

Cathy said for young people to stay in regional areas, they need access to education that leads to meaningful employment. Cathy will be encouraging constituents to make submissions to the review when the opening date is announced.

Congratulations Dr Emily Remnant – Science and Innovation Award

Minister Joyce announced $230,000 for 11 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry this week. The special Minister's Award has gone to Dr Emily Remnant, originally from Wangaratta, for her innovative work into ways to protect honeybee populations in Australia and across the globe.

Cathy meets with new Murray Goulburn CEO


Cathy met with the new CEO of Murray Goulburn Ari Mervis on Tuesday. Cathy is looking forward to welcoming members of Alpine Valleys Dairy Pathways Project to Canberra on Wednesday 22 March.

Corryong: Country shows alive and well in North East Victoria


Cathy was honoured to open the Corryong Country Show and congratulate the show’s 'young people' Chaise and Paige Heinjus.

Cathy and VFF talk about matters of importance for Indi


The VFF is an important and influential lobby group for farmers and rural communities. At Tallangatta on Tuesday night Cathy talked with them about trains, mobile phone black spots and the need to be vaccinated against Q Fever.

Transformers boon to renewable Indi


Cathy met with Jon Retford at Wilson Transformers to learn about their work building transformers for the renewable energy market, employing over 250 people and enjoying an impressive safety record.


  • Improved self-help resource available for former ADF personnel: High Res website 
  • NFF bush health survey: The Royal Flying Doctor Service and the National Farmers' Federation want to understand the health priorities for country people. Complete the survey here.
  • Modernising Australia’s electricity grid – inquiry. Have your say.


Happy long weekend and welcome to Autumn!


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