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The Indi Weekly Scoop Friday 22 February 2019

Posted February 22, 2019

 

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The Singapore High Commissioner His Excellency Mr Kwok Fook Seng came to say goodbye to Cathy in her office in Parliament House and met some of our wonderful volunteers.

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Cathy welcomed long-time volunteers in the Wangaratta Electorate Office David Godkin and Glenis Rice to her Parliament House office this week.

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Cathy said goodbye to local media at her final Friday media conference today.

Office for Regional Development needed

A Private Member’s Bill to create an Office for Regional Australia was presented in Parliament on Monday. A planned approach to regional development is vital for the sustainability of regional development.

Video

http://www.cathymcgowan.com.au/bill_takes_voice_of_regional_australia_to_government

Media Release

http://www.cathymcgowan.com.au/office_for_regional_australia_is_required

Drought Fund bill will benefit farming communities

The Future Drought Fund bill has been strengthened to provide greater transparency and oversight. Importantly it gives rural experts a voice in implementation.

http://www.cathymcgowan.com.au/drought_bill_amendments_pass_in_parliament

http://www.cathymcgowan.com.au/govt_agrees_to_independent_s_drought_bill_changes

Talking about trains

The ARTC will be in Euroa 27-28 February and Wangaratta 5-6 March to have more conversations about the North East Line Upgrade and Inland Rail projects. For times and locations, visit

https://www.artc.com.au/projects/northeast/

Grant announcements

Cathy will be attending the announcement by Senator Bridget McKenzie of funding for the Wodonga Football Club at Martin Park, Wodonga, at 11am on Monday, and the announcement of funding for the Cudgewa Netball Football Club in Cudgewa at 2.30pm on the same day.

Congratulations

Wangaratta-based Women’s Health Goulburn North East will receive $50,000 under the Fostering Integration grants scheme to help migrants, particularly young people, in regional areas in employment and community participation.

Funding opportunities

  1. Funding is available as part of the Waterway Incentives Program from the North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) to help landholders impacted by the flash flood in December. The closing date is 4 March.

https://www.necma.vic.gov.au/Solutions/Grants-Incentives

  1. VicHealth Active Club Grant: Grants are open for sporting clubs up to $3000 or $10,000 to increase participation in community sport. Applications close on 8 March.

https://bit.ly/2GvQBNB

This week in Parliament

Legislation passed in the House this week:

For more details visit https://www.aph.gov.au/

Parliament resumes on Tuesday 2 April for the Budget Session.

Coming up

  • Meeting with Tallangatta Health, 9am, Tuesday
  • Social Justice Forum, 10.30am, Friday, at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Wodonga
  • Yackandandah Folk Festival choir rehearsal, Sunday

The Scoop puzzles

Volunteers provide fantastic help in Cathy’s offices in Wodonga, Wangaratta and Canberra. Thanks to Tony Perrott, the Scoop puzzle segment is back. There are two puzzles each week with the answers given in next week's Scoop. The first puzzle is the name of a town in Indi with a cryptic clue.

Good luck!

What Indi town is this (in Wangaratta Shire)?

Someone who goes on and on and on about their wheels.

Test your INDI knowledge

Which is the odd one out?

A             Staircase spur

B             Bon Accord spur

C             The Razorback

D             Bungalow spur

E              Diamantina spur

Answers to week 24. Cryptic town: Euroa. Puzzle 1: 1 Indi, 2 Neat, 3 Daze, 4 Item


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