Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

The Indi Weekly Scoop 13 January 2017

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Welcome to 2017! Koala Cherries in Yarck (pictured) are one of Indi’s innovative agribusinesses adding value to their outstanding products. It’s a privilege to be an independent voice in parliament advocating for the needs of local businesses like these and the broader community.  The big focus this year will be pushing for a national plan for rural and regional Australia. A plan is needed to help keep businesses like Koala Cherries sustainable into the future. Watch this space!  - Cathy

INDI IN THE NEWS

Dairy report release a matter of urgency

Cathy spoke up for dairy farmers in Indi on Radio National on 6 January. Cathy called the government to release the report from Senator Bridget McKenzie’s visit in December about delays in Centrelink processes as a matter of urgency.

Parliamentary entitlements 

The public rightly expects the highest standards of effort, judgement and integrity from its elected representatives. Cathy has acknowledged that the Prime Minister has committed to act on the matter and has written to him urging him to do so as a matter of urgency.

EFFECTIVE INDI 

Voting record in Parliament

Cathy’s voting record is available on the website. There is also a video explaining how she makes decisions.

INDI INVOLVED

Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation Public inquiry

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the future direction of a universal service obligation (USO) in the telecommunications market. Submissions are due by Friday 20 January 2017

MDBA – local engagement officers information

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office has six local engagement officers providing outreach to local communities throughout the Basin.

THE WEEK AHEAD

  • Tuesday: Dairy steering group meeting
  • Thursday: Moira Shire Australia Day awards ceremony, Nathalia
  • Friday: tour of Mars Petcare Wodonga

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