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Marriage equality speech - not 'they' or 'other' but 'us'

December 06, 2017 11:49 AM

In her speech to Parliament on marriage equality, Cathy particularly thanked the young people of Indi for their commitment and work.

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National integrity commission needed for accountability and transparency

December 05, 2017 2:56 PM

Cathy asked the Prime Minister in Question Time what it would take for the Parliament to introduce a National Integrity Commission.

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NZ offer for asylum seekers a useful step on way to solving humanitarian crisis

December 04, 2017 4:38 PM

The Manus situation must be dealt with quickly, with compassion & mercy, Cathy told the Parliament on Monday 4 December 2017. Moving 150 asylum seekers to New Zealand would be a useful step while working on a long term sustainable and compassionate solution to a humanitarian crisis. (Text below video)
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Prosecco proud! Wine industry bubbling along in NE Victoria

October 27, 2017 1:21 PM

The wine industry is a huge part of North East Victorian economy and lifestyle, and the King Valley has become the Australian home of prosecco. Cathy recognised the business and tourism vision and value of local wineries, particularly Brown Brothers, in Parliament.

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Remembrance Day 2017

October 24, 2017 3:51 PM

Remembrance Day this year will mark 100 years since Beersheba and the Light Horse and 75 years since Kokoda. Cathy has acknowledged the Marysville RSL and the Yackandandah Cemetery Trust for their planned commemorations.

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Upper Murray 2030 Vision Plan

October 24, 2017 3:42 PM

Cathy has congratulated Towong Shire Council and the Upper Murray 2030 board for delivering on the Upper Murray 2030 Vision Plan. The plan is a community-led project aiming to deliver a detailed and commercially viable plan for the Upper Murray.

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Tribute to John Richards Initiative into Ageing and Aged Care

October 24, 2017 3:00 PM

Cathy has acknowledged John Richards of Yarrawonga, whose generosity and support established the John Richards Initiative into Ageing and Aged Care in Rural Communities 10 years ago.

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Care for Manus Island detainees

October 23, 2017 4:00 PM

Cathy asked the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection in Question Time for details of how many asylum seekers will be left behind after the closure of the asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island on 31 October.

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Protect detainees as Manus Island closes

October 23, 2017 1:32 PM

Cathy has urged the Government to "be their best selves" and look to those values Australians regard most important with the closure of the Manus Island regional processing centre on 31 October.

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