The Indi Weekly Scoop 24 August 2018
Posted August 24, 2018
photo: Benalla P-12 College student leaders were among the school groups who visited Parliament House this week.
INDI IN PARLIAMENT
Change of Prime Minister
Cathy will speak with the designate Prime Minister Scott Morrison about achieving the best outcomes in Indi. See her full message about the leadership change here: https://bit.ly/2PzfMB2
Social Security Commission Bill 2018
A Bill to establish a Social Security Commission was introduced by Cathy on Monday. Its purpose is to independently assess and evaluate the rates of welfare payments and benefits. The Bill comes after respondents to the 2018 Indi Budget Survey placed social welfare among the top five concerns for the electorate. Watch Cathy’s speech and question about the Bill.
Supporting the ABC
Watch Cathy’s speech about supporting the ABC here.
Indi schools visit Parliament
Six Indi schools, Galen Catholic College, Beechworth Secondary College, Edi Upper Primary School, Borinya Wangaratta Community Partnership, Benalla P-12 College and Wodonga Senior Secondary College visited Cathy at Parliament House during the past fortnight. The students spoke to Cathy about their leadership roles and gained better understanding of Cathy’s role as an independent MP. Watch Cathy’s speech about student leadership here: https://bit.ly/2OXx5KT
Jodee volunteers in Canberra office
Mongans Bridge resident Jodee Betheras enjoyed getting to know the inner workings of Parliament House this week as she volunteered in Cathy’s Canberra office. Jodee attended several events and even met former Essendon Football Club premiership coach Kevin Sheedy! To volunteer, email email@example.com.
Constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Have you made a submission to the interim report released by the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (JSCCR)? Feedback can be made until 17 September 2018. A hearing will be held in Wodonga on 24 September 2018. Cathy is a member of the committee and spoke to the interim report in parliament this week. Watch the speech here.
Have your questions answered about NDIS
Have questions about the NDIS? Register for information sessions to be held at Wangaratta at the Performing Arts Centre and at The Cube in Wodonga next Tuesday 28 August. Information session in various languages will be held on Wednesday 29 August - email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6024 6895 for more details.
Find out more about government grants
Need help applying for Commonwealth funds? Find out more at Towong Shire Council’s free workshop on September 17.
Have your say about the music industry
Do you have thoughts on how Australian composers, songwriters, performers, and producers can expand their reach and better compete with overseas artists? Make a submission to the Parliamentary inquiry into the Australian music industry by September 21.
Cash available for sporting groups
Applications to The Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program can be made until 14 September 2018. Grants can be used by sporting organisations, local government entities, educational institutions and not-for-profit organisations to fund small to medium capital projects, particularly improvements to existing sport infrastructure.
Funds for volunteers
Support volunteers at your local club by applying for up to $5000 through the Volunteer Grants 2018 program until 2pm on 18 September 2018. https://bit.ly/2MwbbOb
Have your say about petitions
Want to have a say about petitioning the House of Representatives? Make a submission to the House Standing Committee on Petitions Inquiry before 12 October 2018. Find out more here or email email@example.com
Into Our Hands Foundation grants
Two funding streams have been announced by the Into Our Hands Community Foundation for this financial year. Grants support projects that assist those directly affected by the 2009 Beechworth-Mudgegonga Fire Complex. Click here to apply by September 10.
Legislation that passed the House this week
Indi Weekly Scoop puzzles
Answers to 10 August puzzles: Cryptic town, Woods point.
Match the town. 1H, 2J, 3M, 4B, 5K, 6N, 7C, 8A, 9E, 10 O, 11F, 12G, 13L, 14I, 15D.
The Weekly Scoop puzzles are taking a short break. Look out for them again soon!