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The Indi Weekly Scoop 8 June 2018

Posted June 08, 2018


above: Cathy was in Katherine this week with the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (JSCCR).


Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The Joint Selection Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (JSCCR) is in the Northern Territory this week. It will travel to Western Australia next week for hearings to examine the methods by which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are consulted and engaged on policies and legislation that affect them. An interim report is due by 30 July before a final report on 29 November this year.


RSL sub-branches receive grants

Bright RSL Sub-Branch was this week granted $6,500 under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The money will be used to produce a video about the sub-branch and show six World War I films on and around Armistice Day. Mansfield Sub-Branch will use its $5,000 grant for maintenance works. More here.

Tertiary Information Evening 

A free Tertiary Information Evening will be held at the Albury Entertainment Centre – Convention Wing from 6pm to 8pm on June 21 for local students and their parents. The session will feature a collective of Universities, TAFE institutes and Independent Tertiary Colleges with staff available to help students look at education options and prepare for future careers.


Sledding into snow season

The 2018 snow season kicks off this weekend, with official openings around the Alpine resorts. For more details, click here for Falls Creek and here for Mount Hotham.

Indi to be movie backdrop

Parts of Indi and some of its constituents are to be filmed for the upcoming film The True History of the Kelly Gang, featuring Russell Crowe.  To audition, contact general@barrettcasting.com.au or call (02) 9699 1377.

$7000 up for grabs for recycled art

The Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize, or SCRAP is calling for entries to its competition. The competition offers a total prize pool of $7000 and was to flush out the ‘back shed artisans’. Download the entry form here.

Boost for Aged Care Education

Cooinda Aged Care Centre and Beechworth Health Service have partnered with The Centre for Continuing Education to deliver a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community Care). More here.


ACAR applications set to open

The Federal Government has committed to prioritising rural, regional and remote Aged Care Providers in the next Aged Care Approval Round (ACAR). Cathy is encouraging local providers to apply here.

ADF transition submissions

Returned service personnel can make submissions to a new Parliamentary inquiry assessing the services and support available to Australian Defence Force (ADF) members as they transition from active service to civilian life. More here.

Inquiry into PFAS

A parliamentary inquiry has been opened into the Federal Government’s management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around defence force bases. Submissions can be made here.

Have your say about our region

The Ovens Murray Regional Assembly will be held in Wangaratta on 27 June, recapping recent achievements and outlining the region’s future priorities. Visit the Ovens Murray Engage website to find out more.


Saturday, June 9 – 2018 Snow season officially opens

Sunday, 10 June –Politicians’ Grape Stomp Competition, Winery Walkabout, Rutherglen

Monday, 11 June – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

Monday 11 to 15 June – JSCCR hearings at Kununurra, Broome and Fitzroy Crossing

Monday, 18 June – Parliament returns


Answers to previous week: Cryptic town, Mitta Mitta. Who am I? Dame Pattie Menzies.

Cryptic: what Indi town is this?

Jolly dance.

Test your INDI knowledge

What is the capacity of Indi's dams?

A             Dartmouth Dam is approx 7.6 Sydney Harbours.

B             Lake Eildon is approx 6.6 Sydney Harbours.

C             Rocky Valley Dam is more than 10,000 Olympic sized swimming pools (25 Gigalitres)

D             All of the above.

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