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The Indi Weekly Scoop 7 September 2018

Posted September 08, 2018


Growing support for careers and research

Improving the effectiveness of research and researchers was the topic of discussion for Cathy and a group from the Albury Wodonga Early Career Researchers Network. The group was established to help PhD students, research assistants, research officers, and lecturers share experiences and offer peer support. Find out more by emailing n.haby@latrobe.edu.au.


Constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

There is just over a week left to make 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.


Empowering girls and women

Have you seen the That Girl video? That Girl Wodonga is a community dance video project involving the Bhutanese and Indian communities of Albury-Wodonga. It aims to empower girls and work towards keeping all women and girls safe from violence. Cathy spoke at the filming and dance dinner earlier this year and is encouraging people to watch the video. Find out more here: www.thatgirlsong.com.

Nominate to be an ambassador

The Superstars of Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) program is looking for 60 women to nominate as ambassadors. 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

There is one week left to make applications to The Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program due on 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

Monday is the application deadline for two funding streams from the Into Our Hands Community Foundation. Grants support projects that assist those directly affected by the 2009 Beechworth-Mudgegonga Fire Complex. Click here to apply by September 10.

Coming up

Saturday 8 September: Boweya Community Centre opening

Monday 10 September: Parliament resumes

Thursday 13 September: Meeting with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

Friday 14 September: Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Alumni Awards

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