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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.

Response to Commonwealth Integrity Commission Announcement - 13 December 2018

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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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