Local, Independant and Effective

The Indi Weekly Scoop Friday 31 August 2018

Posted August 31, 2018


Make the most of leadership chances

Young leaders gained confidence in taking on leadership opportunities during a Q&A session with Cathy at The Wodonga TAFE Space yesterday. Discussion topics at the youth breakfast event included loyalty, courage and becoming leaders in the local communities and at school.


Change of Prime Minister

Cathy is grateful to the many people who contacted her offices after the government’s leadership change last week. Cathy spoke to new Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week and will continue to negotiate with him on major issues affecting Indi.

“Don’t get mad, get elected!”

Encouraging women to be involved in politics at all levels was among the topics Cathy spoke about at a University of Melbourne Pathways to Politics Program for Women event on Thursday night. Find out more here.

Is business different for women and men?

Cathy shared her experience as an international agricultural consultant at a Council of Small Business Organisations Australia panel discussion today. The Q & A session also gave Cathy some ideas to bring back to the electorate.


Tens of thousands contact Cathy

More than 20,000 inquiries have been received by Cathy’s office so far in 2018. Staff at Cathy’s electorate offices are always available to help with concerns and inquiries. To get in touch, call the Wangaratta office on (03) 5721 7077 or the Wodonga office on (02) 6024 6284.

NDIS sessions help carers and clients

Questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout were answered for those who attended information sessions in Wangaratta and Wodonga on Tuesday. Cathy heard from constituents with a range of experiences with NDIS and is happy for people to continue to contact her offices on (03) 5721 7077, (02) 6024 6284 or cathy.mcgowan.mp@aph.gov.au.

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. Watch the speech here.


Would you like to be an ambassador to encourage young women into Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM)? The Superstars of STEM program is looking for 60 women to nominate to the program. Find out more here.

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 petitions.committee.reps@aph.gov.au

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.

Coming up

Wednesday 5 September: Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Kitchen Table Discussion, Beechworth Brewery, 4.30pm to 9pm

Friday 7 September: Guest speaker at Myrtleford U3A

Monday 10 September: Parliament resumes

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.