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The Indi Weekly Scoop Friday 23 November

Posted November 23, 2018



Corryong Walwa visit

Thanks to all people who came to say hello and had a chat at Corryong and Walwa on Tuesday! Health funding, the cost of living, fuel prices and opportunities for young people, roads and invasive wild animals and plants are the main issues for locals. I met with Walwa Bush Nursing Centre and Corryong Health to discuss funding and will continue to look for solutions to other local issues.

Indi benefits from great leadership from school students

Congratulations to all the 2018 year 12 school leavers and all the best for the future! I joined Victory Lutheran College’s 2019 leadership team at the school's graduation: I’m looking forward to hosting them in Canberra early next year! Warm congratulations to all our young Indi leaders!

Funding flows for Indi communities

Talgarno’s community playground is set for an upgrade thanks to a $18,125 Stronger Communities grant. Wodonga is also set to benefit with $5,000 allocated for seating at Baranduda Reserve and $6,000 for the ‘Making Our Mark’ mural. The funding for each project was secured from an effective partnership between the community, local councils and my office.

Constitutional recognition report to be tabled 29 November

I was delighted to meet the First Nations Senior Consultative Group in Wodonga for lunch today to discuss progress in 2018 and wrap up the year. The Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples final report will be tabled in Parliament on Thursday, 29 November.

How Indi makes Parliament work for the electorate

Have you got a copy of Indi’s latest case study, Getting Things Done – The Indi Way? Read it here or pop into the Wangaratta or Wodonga offices for a hard copy. The case study shows how Parliamentary tools are used in Indi and how to engage with the local MP positively to create effective, exciting and vibrant communities, full of opportunities.


Chat to Cathy in Wodonga

Want to chat next week? Come along to Junction Square, Wodonga from 10am on Saturday, 1 December. Look out for my banner near Piccolo Pod!

Have your say about the teaching profession

Make a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Status of the Teaching Profession. The inquiry is looking for ways to make the profession more attractive, reducing out-of-hours work, and increasing retention rates.

Bike ride to pass through Indi

Cheer on cyclists this weekend as the Great Victorian Bike passes through Indi. Route information here.

Have a say about regional wellbeing

Submissions for the 2018 Regional Wellbeing Survey can be made now. The responses support research to improves the wellbeing and quality of life for people living in rural and regional Australia. There’s also a chance to win prizes!


I will be introducing the National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 in Parliament on Monday, 26 November. For details follow my website and Facebook page at Cathy McGowan for Indi

Coming up:

Monday, 26 November: Parliament resumes

Tuesday, 27 November: Falls Creek Primary School to visit Indi’s Canberra office

Wednesday, 28 November: Harrietville Primary School and Porepunkah Primary School to visit Indi’s Canberra office

Friday, 30 November: Wodonga Gold Cup

Friday, 30 November: Yackandandah Swimming Pool launch

Saturday, 1 December: Chat to Cathy at Junction Square

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