The Indi Weekly Scoop 26 October 2018
Posted October 26, 2018
photo: Cathy met with members of the Saluting Monash Council after presenting the Honour John Monash Private Members’ Bill. More details here.
Funding flows for Indi projects
Projects to enhancing the Benalla Lake Precinct and install water bubblers around Indigo Shire will soon be underway. Each project received $18,125 this week under the Stronger Communities Program.
INDI IN PARLIAMENT
Sharing Indi with Parliament
Sharing good news about Indi is one of the perks of Cathy’s role as an MP. This week she spoke about Eildon Primary School and its town, St Bernard’s Primary School’s work honouring Indigenous Anzacs, and Indi’s next case study about the community using Parliamentary Tools to achieve results. Cathy asked Minister Dan Tehan about regional higher education policy. Watch all of Cathy’s speeches here.
Crossbench comes together with Dr Kerryn Phelps
Momentum gathers for Pay Day lending changes
Changing the legislation around pay day lending was among the matters discussed in Parliament this week. Sandra Blake from St Stephens in Wodonga has been instrumental in helping to bring this issue to the national agenda. Watch Cathy’s speech about the Bill here.
Volunteers join Indi’s Canberra office
Attending Senate Estimates, USA mid-term election briefings and sitting in on question time were among the activities volunteers Judy Ryan, Phoebe Parsons, Anna Parsons, Lubosh Hanuska and Jack Nelson attended at Parliament House this week. While volunteers places are full for the last two sitting weeks of this year, expressions of interest for 2019 can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School groups visit Parliament House
Students from Cathedral College Wangaratta and Eildon Primary School visited Canberra this week. As well as learning more about Parliament, they spoke about their leadership programs and highlights of the school. Click on the school names to learn more.
Legislation that passed the House this week
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Leadership opportunities for young people
Want to enhance your leadership skills? Register for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Youth Leadership Conference and Camp to be held between November 18 and 25. Thinking of becoming a youth councillor? Nominations are now being sought for new youth councillors at the Rural City of Wangaratta. Apply here.
Questacon coming to Indi
Learn more about ageing well
Cathy will join Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing as a panellist at Yackandandah Health’s Ageing Well forum on 9 November. The forum will explore the challenges and joys of ageing well. Tickets and more details here.
Saturday 27 October: Beechworth Bakery Yackandandah 1st Birthday Celebration from 11am
Monday 29 October: Roundtable meeting with Indi local governments
Tuesday 30 October: ANZAC centenary group meeting about Armistice Day projects
Wednesday 31 October: Agriculture Dinner at Wangaratta
Thursday 1 November: Kanumbra and Highlands mobile phone tower celebrations
Friday 2 November: Guest speaker Planning Institute of Australia Regional Conference