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The Indi Weekly Scoop 29 June 2018

Posted June 29, 2018


above: Cathy met with Mt Hotham Resort Management Board CEO Jon Hutchins and Minister Darren Chester at Parliament this week to discuss options for expanding the snow resort’s potential.


Regional Development and Decentralisation Report tabled

A way forward for regional development policy was finally announced in Parliament this week. The people of Indi made more submissions than any other regional electorate and will benefit from the recommendations in the report. Take a look at Cathy’s speech and the report from the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation’s for more details.

Family Law Amendment

The introduction of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross Examination of Parties) Bill 2018 to Parliament this week comes almost three years after Cathy called for laws to change. Cathy is proud to represent people like “Eleanor”, who had the courage to speak out and share her story.

One size does not fit all for education

Young people in Indi have told Cathy that education and training opportunities are a concern for them. Cathy this week introduced a Private Members’ Bill to establish a Regional Education Commissioner who would address inequality in regional access to higher education via a Regional Higher Education Strategy.

Regional Education Hubs

Cathy is encouraging education providers, school and community groups to apply for funding before July 27 as part of the Regional Study Hubs Program. The program aims to support students to remain in their local area to study all or part of their higher education.

Lou Lieberman

Cathy acknowledged the tremendous work of former Indi MP and local champion Lou Lieberman in parliament this week.