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Mansfield District Hospital

August 14, 2018 2:24 PM

Mansfield District Hospital is a wonderful example of innovative, high level care and community support. Cathy was pleased to tell Parliament about the hospital and its CEO Cameron Butler, Director of Clinical Services Margaretanne Hood, Board Chairman Phillip Officer and Volunteer Hospital Auxiliary leader Anne Mudge.

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Mobile Childcare Services

August 14, 2018 8:28 AM

Cathy has called upon the Government to report to Parliament the impact of the changes to the funding of mobile child care services in rural and remote Australia.

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Pay Day Lender Motion Debate

August 13, 2018 3:42 PM

Cathy has called on the Government to bring forward its legislation to tighten regulations on pay day loans.

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Question about North East rail line works

June 29, 2018 12:40 PM

Cathy asked for an update about when the scope of works for the North East Rail Line would be released for public consultation. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said it would be released in coming months and confirmed the Australian Rail Track Corporation is responsible for delivering the consultation process.

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Regional deals must be considered

June 28, 2018 3:01 PM

Cathy has called on the government to consider the recommendations in the final report from the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation. Cathy has highlighted the proposed Regional City Deals and the need for White and Green papers to progress regional development policy.

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Lou Lieberman

June 27, 2018 12:19 PM

Cathy has acknowledged in Parliament the enormous contribution of Lou Lieberman, a former member for Indi, chairman of Albury Wodonga Health and great champion for the region. 

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Youth Politics Camp at Beechworth

June 26, 2018 3:05 PM

Cathy spoke in parliament today about the upcoming Youth Politics Camp at Beechworth - a wonderful way for young people in Indi to engage with politics.

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Regional Education Commissioner needs to be established

June 25, 2018 1:27 PM

Cathy has introduced a Private Members’ Bill to establish a Regional Education Commissioner who would address inequality in regional access to higher education via a Regional Higher Education Strategy. One size does not fit all when it comes to higher education. 

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Cathy seeks results on cross Border discussions

June 21, 2018 5:14 PM

Cathy has sought a timeline for results of a commitment between NSW, Victoria and the Commonwealth to overcome cross Border anomalies

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