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The Indi Weekly Scoop, Friday, 30 November

Posted November 30, 2018


National Integrity Commission Bill 2018

Supported by the crossbench, Cathy this week introduced to Parliament a Private Member’s Bill calling for a National Integrity Commission to be established in Australia. The commission would provide for a nationally coordinated integrity framework, with an emphasis on prevention, supported by strong powers of investigation to enable criminal charges or other actions in response to cases of corruption. Find out more here.


Funding to help strengthen Mansfield, Wodonga communities

Mansfield cricket players are set to benefit from an $18,125 grant to upgrade the town’s cricket pitch at the recreation reserve. The funding was secured under the Stronger Communities Program. Similarly, three projects in Wodonga will be upgraded under the same funding stream, with $18,125 to go towards Solar lighting at Julia Ronan Park, new seating at Baranduda Reserve, and the Marking our Mark mural for to be designed in conjunction with local Aboriginal youth.

Meanwhile, Cathy celebrated upgrades to the Yackandandah Pool with the local community today. An $18,125 grant under SCP to Indigo Shire Council was put towards a new solar blanket for the Yackandandah Pool and safety signage upgrades to all five of the Shire’s pools.

Constitutional recognition final report out now

The final report from the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples was tabled in Parliament on 29 November, 2018. Read it here.

School groups come to Canberra

Six Indi schools - Victory Lutheran College, Falls Creek Primary School, Wandiligong Primary School, Harrietville Primary School, Wangaratta High School and Mansfield Steiner School - visited Cathy at Parliament this week. Check out all the photos here.



Chat to Cathy in Wodonga on December 1

Want to chat to Cathy ? Come along to Junction Square, Wodonga from 10am tomorrow,  December 1. Look out for Cathy’s banner near Piccolo Pod!

Have a say about regional wellbeing

Submissions for the 2018 Regional Wellbeing Survey are open until 14 December. 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!


Succession planning, the NIC Bill and developments at Parliament

The next stage of succession planning for a future independent candidate for Indi has begun. Visit the Voices for Indi website for more details. Express interest as a potential candidate via team@voicesforindi.com.

Watch the Crossbench addressing media after introducing the National Integrity Commission Bill on Monday.

Cathy and Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie spoke to Stan Grant for Matter of Fact on Tuesday night about developments in Parliament this week.

Need a recap of the week’s events? Watch Cathy’s usual post-parliament press conference.

Coming up:

Saturday, 1 December: Chat to Cathy at Wodonga

Monday, 3 December: Parliament resumes

Tuesday, 4 December: Mansfield Shire Councillors to Visit Indi’s Canberra office

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