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The Indi Weekly Scoop 5 May 2017


Image: The Wodonga Federation of Government Schools will use a $50,000 digital literacy grant to prepare students for an exciting future. Story below.


Young local women in STEM share their stories with Minister

Thanks to local action, young women working and studying in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields were able to share their stories directly with Minister for Vocational Education and Skills the Hon Karen Andrews on Tuesday 2 May. 

Federal Budget – watch this space!

The Federal Budget will be handed down on Tuesday 9 May. What will it hold for Indi on rail, mobile phones and regional planning? Subscribe to regular email updates and follow Cathy on Facebook and Twitter for news. Cathy’s revamped website will be launched in time for the Budget for people to give their feedback.

Indi looks to Commonwealth after disappointing State rail announcement

Cathy will hold the Victorian Premier the Hon Daniel Andrews to his commitment to allocate funding to new rolling stock once the Federal Government commits funding to upgrade the rail line in the Budget on Tuesday 9 May.


Robotics and 3D printers part of technology project for Wodonga students with $50,000 grant

Congratulations to the Wodonga Federation of Government Schools for the exciting digital learning project which has won a $50,000 Digital Literacy Grant. The project will enhance the students’ confidence with technology, contributing to a bright future for them in North East Victoria.

Murray Goulburn disappointing, now time to look for a way forward.

Following the Murray Goulburn announcement to close the Kiewa plant, Cathy will work with State and local governments and the community on a way forward.

Mobile phone towers, renewable energy and bulk billing on agenda with Benalla Rural City Council


Image: Benalla Rural City Councillors meet with Cathy

Councillors from Benalla Rural City told Cathy about the issues of interest to the community, including renewable energy, mobile phone blackspots, bulk billing, and aged care funding problems.


Referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in constitution: Council seeks views

The Referendum Council was appointed to advise on the next steps to a referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution. Submissions from the public close 8 May 2017.

Opportunity to learn about effective business networking - Wangaratta

The Rural City of Wangaratta Economic Development Unit is holding the “Effective Business Networking – Your Elevator Pitch” workshop at the Council Chambers, 62 Ovens St Wangaratta, on Tuesday 9 May, 5pm – 7pm, $20. Contact Council's Economic Development unit on (03) 5722 0888.


  • 9 May: Federal Budget handed down, Winter session of Parliament begins 10 May: School visit to Parliament House: Catholic College Wodonga 
  • 12 May: Official launch NDIS 5pm, QE2 Square, Albury
  • 15 May: Wodonga Young Indi breakfast with Cathy – fully booked
  • 16 May: Wangaratta Young Indi breakfast with Cathy – fully booked
  • 18 May: Benalla Young Indi breakfast with Cathy – places available, more info here <link>
  • 20 May: Italian Ambassador to visit Myrtleford and Mt Buffalo

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