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The Indi Weekly Scoop 24 November 2017

Posted November 24, 2017

 

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INDI IN THE NEWS

Another mobile tower opened – Rosewhite’s turn to celebrate

Members of the Rosewhite community joined Cathy, the Mayor and CEO of Alpine Shire, and Telstra’s Loretta Willaton to celebrate the new mobile phone tower on Wednesday 22 November. Congratulations to the council and residents. Alpine Shire has three spots funded – Rosewhite, Wandiligong and Buffalo River.

Parliament sitting dates

The change to Parliament’s sitting dates has sparked a lot of discussion about the role of politicians and the operation of Parliament. Read Cathy’s statement here.

Situation on Manus Island

Many calls and emails have come through about the distressing situation on Manus Island. Cathy will continue to push for a more humane solution and pass on messages of concern to the Prime Minister. People are also encouraged to contact government and opposition members of parliament, including senators and ask: “What would it take to change your mind on this issue?” Read Cathy’s comment here 

EFFECTIVE INDI

Shade sails in the sun set up fun for Wodonga families

Wodonga’s families will benefit from additional shade in the Bernie Cox Reserve playground in time for late summer. The Bernie Cox Reserve Shade Project, worth $15,000, will be delivered thanks to the community’s work with Wodonga City Council and a $6,876 grant from round three of the Commonwealth Stronger Communities Program.

Still time for community grants

Communities can apply for:

  • Community grants under the Commonwealth Building Better Regions Fund: grants start at $5000, and projects under $20,000 don’t require matching funding. More info here 
  • Commonwealth Armistice Centenary Grants: recommend projects to their RSL for a share of $50,000. More details here

INDI INVOLVED

Regional wellbeing survey – have a say

The Canberra University Wellbeing Survey is under way, providing important data on regional health. Take the survey herePrevious reports are here.

COMING EVENTS

  • Wodonga: Albury Wodonga Therapy Dogs 20th anniversary celebration, 10.30am Saturday 25 November
  • Yackandandah: Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Yackandandah Public Hall, Friday 1 Dec, 12-7pm 
  • Canberra: Parliament resumes Monday 4 December; Country to Canberra Powerful Women’s Breakfast Tuesday 5 December

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