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The Scoop Friday 28 September 2017

Posted September 28, 2017



The Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service talked with Minister Ken Wyatt about the importance of transport for patients to and from appointments, ongoing funding for stolen generation programs, and the crucial role of child and family health services. Story below.

Welcome to an early Scoop ahead of the AFL grand final on Saturday. On the local footy front, congratulations to the Magpies! A huge win for Wangaratta on the weekend. Well done to all the best and fairest players in the footy and netball teams.


National attention on Indi aged care and indigenous health

Best-practise in Indi was on show this week to the Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health the Hon Ken Wyatt. Thank you to the organisations and community members who showed the solid work being done by aged care practitioners and educators, and indigenous communities.

$58k welcome for projects to build better communities

Congratulations to the Into Our Hands Community Foundation, Parklands Albury Wodonga and Australian Women in Agriculture who have between them received $58,000 from the Commonwealth’s Building Better Regions Fund.


Indi in the spotlight in Wodonga hearings for education review and regional development inquiry

Wodonga will host two important parliamentary inquiries in coming weeks. People are welcome to attend the public hearings at the Cube, Hovell St:

Local transport group moves closer to a trial to ConnectU


Cathy had a productive meeting with representatives from Fallons Bus Lines, Rural City of Wangaratta, Wodonga Community Organisation, Community Accessibility Inc, and Dr Janet Stanley from Melbourne University to discuss the feasibility of a project to assist people with transport. The project proposes using off-duty buses and cars, and the development of an app. Another meeting will be held in November to finalise details of a needs analysis. Get in touch if you are interested


Landcare funding program – consultation coming up

The government has earmarked $450 million of its $1 billion Landcare budget announcement for the Regional Land Partnerships Program. The program is designed to deliver natural resource management at a regional scale. Details of the program have not been released but a public consultation will be announced in coming weeks. More information here

NECMA landholder and community grants

North East Catchment Management Authority has made approximately $1 million of funding available through a range of Victorian and Australian Government programs for landholders and community groups. Information about grants here

Grants for youth from the Country Education Foundation

The Country Education Foundation (CEF) supports youth through financial grants for education and employment expenses. The grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment. Information about grants here


  • Thursday 28 September: CWA Wangaratta dinner 6pm
  • Monday 2 October: Official opening Latrobe Community Health Service NDIS office, Wangaratta
  • Saturday 7 October: Victorian Salami Festival, Dal Zotto Wines Whitfield
  • Wednesday 11 October: Independent review into regional, rural and remote education
  • Thursday 12 October: Inquiry into regional development and decentralisation
  • Monday 16 October: Parliament resumes – read about how Cathy votes here


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