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Speeches - videos and text

Succession planning for Indi

December 06, 2018 1:19 PM

Watch Cathy's speech about succession planning for Indi - keeping the seat orange and independent, and delivering for the electorate.

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JSCCR Final Report Speech

December 05, 2018 4:58 PM

Cathy made a speech about the final report on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, highlighting the need to give a voice to the Closing the Gap process and truth-telling.

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Question about regional policy

December 04, 2018 3:34 PM

Cathy has called on the government to provide an update of its response to the Regions at the Ready report.

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Time for action on high speed rail

December 04, 2018 12:39 PM

Cathy called on the government to commit to providing high speed rail for Indi and regional Australia.

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Question about childcare closures

December 03, 2018 2:45 PM

Cathy has urged the Minister for Education to convene an urgent roundtable in Albury-Wodonga, to outline options for maintaining much-needed childcare services in rural communities. Question and answer below.

More details here: http://www.cathymcgowan.com.au/childcare_closures_in_rural_communities 

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2009 Bushfires commemorations

December 03, 2018 1:02 PM

In honouring, acknowledging and remembering the 2009 bushfires, I shared the important report by Women's Health Goulburn North East that researched resilience responses to natural disasters. Read the report here.

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Being the change they want to see

November 28, 2018 3:58 PM

"A wonderful thing happened in north-east Victoria last weekend. People were the change that they wanted to see... never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world."

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National Integrity Bills 2018

November 26, 2018 11:59 AM

The National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 and the National Integrity (Parliamentary Standards) Bill 2018 is a package of bills to promote public trust and confidence in the integrity of Parliament, the public sector and the system of Government. The intent is to create 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.

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Question about Regional Education

October 24, 2018 2:35 PM

Cathy asked Minister for Education Dan Tehan about the government's plans to include regional education in its population strategy

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