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The Indi Weekly Scoop 15 June 2018

Posted June 15, 2018


above: Cathy was in Kununurra earlier this week with the The Joint Selection Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (JSCCR). The committee will host further hearings in July. An interim report is due by 30 July before a final report on 29 November this year.


Locals honoured with national awards

Cathy congratulated the nine people from Indi who received a Queen’s Birthday Honour. For a full list of recipients or to nominate someone for an award, visit the Governor General’s website.

Cutting through red tape

State and Federal Ministers met this week at the Wodonga Cross-Border Roundtable and resolved to sign off on a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The resolution will decrease cross-border anomalies and help businesses trade more efficiently. Victoria is set to appoint its own cross-border commissioner to join NSW counterpart James McTavish.

Have your say about our region

The Ovens Murray Regional Assembly will be held in Wangaratta on 27 June, recapping recent achievements and outlining the region’s future priorities. Visit the Ovens Murray Engage website to find out more.

Mayors, councillors in Canberra

The National General Assembly (NGA) of Local Government will convene in Canberra from 17 - 20 June and representatives from local councils in Indi will meet with Cathy on Tuesday and Wednesday.

above: Cathy participated in the annual Rutherglen Winery Walkabout Politician’s Grape Stomp with Indigo Shire Mayor Jenny O’Connor and State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes.


Aged care funding applications set to open

The Federal Government has committed to prioritising applications from rural, regional and remote Aged Care Providers in the next Aged Care Approval Round (ACAR). Local providers can apply here.

Australian Defence Force transition submissions

Submissions can be made until 13 July to the parliamentary inquiry assessing the services and support available to Australian Defence Force (ADF) members as they transition from active service to civilian life.

Inquiry into chemical contamination

Input to the parliamentary inquiry into the Federal Government’s management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around defence force property can be made here.


Saturday 17 June to Saturday 23 June – Refugee Week

Monday, 18 June – Parliament returns

Tuesday, 19 June – Indian High Commission dinner

Wednesday, 20 June – Lunch with Indi LGA mayors and CEOs

Thursday, 21 June – Catholic College Wodonga to visit Parliament


Answers to previous week: Cryptic town, Merrijig. INDI knowledge, D

Cryptic  what Indi town is this?

Gain one hundred.

What am I?        

The fewer clues you use, the more points you get! So cover them up!

10 points              I am 84 km long

8 points                                I go through wheat fields and vineyards

6 points                                I go through Taylor's Gap

4 points                                I follow the route of an early rail line

3 points                                My users are on bicycles

2 points                                I start at Wangaratta and end at Bright

1 point                  I am the __________ Cycle Path

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