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Support for free and fair elections in PNG

June 22, 2017 2:48 PM

Cathy has asked the government what support it is giving to ensure free and fair elections in Papua New Guinea. Cathy will be part of a delegation of four parliamentarians to observe the elections. There are 3,324 candidates, of whom 165 are women and since independence in 1975 only seven women have been elected. 

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RDAs crucial to national inquiry into regional development

June 21, 2017 4:44 PM

Cathy says that regardless of the government's lack of a delivery date for the independent review into the Regional Development Australia program, she's looking forward to working with the RDAs as a crucial part of the national inquiry into regional development.

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Alpine resorts the place to be this Winter, Parliament told

June 21, 2017 4:42 PM

Cathy has encouraged people to spend their winter break in Victoria’s Alpine resorts, which deliver $790 million to Gross State Product and more than 7,892 full time equivalent jobs.

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Contribution of Italian migrants acknolwedged

June 19, 2017 5:46 PM

Cathy acknowledged the contribution of Italian migrants to North East Victoria as she praised the recent Myrtleford La Fiera Festival in Parliament.

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Cathy calls govt for immediate action for manufacturers on high energy prices

June 14, 2017 3:58 PM

Cathy has pressed the government to identify immediate measures to assist manufacturers facing escalating energy costs. Australian Textile Mills have endured a 141 per cent increase in energy costs and D&R Henderson forecast an increase in electricity costs of $1 million from 2016.

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Cross benchers join in call for sensible energy policy

June 13, 2017 7:58 PM

Cathy has led a charge in Parliament by cross-benchers to push the government on sensible, community-focused energy policy.

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Survey response shows people hungry to be heard

June 02, 2017 3:28 PM

Cathy says the outstanding response to her Federal Budget survey sends a clear message that people are hungry to be heard by government.

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National inquiry into decentralisation welcomed

June 02, 2017 3:18 PM

"The time is now. The right people are here. The parliament is together in its will. And I say to all my colleagues throughout rural and regional Australia, come and join us; this is going to be the most exciting thing we do for the next eight months."

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End silo approach and lift burden of regional students

May 31, 2017 4:40 PM

Cathy has called on the government to lift the burden from regional students’ shoulders by ending the “silo” approach to developing regional policy.

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