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Refugee Protection Bill 2018 press conference

June 18, 2018 4:40 PM

Cathy held a joint press conference with Andrew Wilkie MP, who has introduced a Private Members' Bill, providing for a sustainable, equitable and humane response to the protection and processing of asylum seekers and refugees in the Asia Pacific region.

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New approach needed to fund rural and regional local government

June 18, 2018 2:19 PM

Cathy has called upon the Federal Government to take a new approach to funding local government to ensure the long-term viability of rural and regional councils.

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Refugee Protection Bill breaks the impasse

June 18, 2018 12:23 PM

Cathy has seconded the Refugee Protection Bill 2018, introduced by Andrew Wilkie MP. There is community support for an alternative to the existing refugee processing system.

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Government Must Address Results of Indi Budget Survey

June 05, 2018 9:02 PM

Cathy is urging the Government to understand the impact of the 2018-19 Budget on those living in Indi. The 998 people who have responded to the Indi Budget survey have highlighted major issues as taxation, education and training, health and aged care, renewable energy and climate change and social security services.

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Taskforce and strategy imperative to improve regional education outcomes

May 31, 2018 4:35 PM

Cathy asked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Question Time if he would commit to the establishment of a taskforce to develop a national regional education strategy, in line with recommendations in the Halsey report.

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Homelessness strategy needs wins on the ground

May 29, 2018 6:37 PM

Cathy has challenged National Party members to work with their Liberal colleagues on developing a housing strategy for rural and regional Australia that addresses real and significant problems that exist across the country.

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Yooralla marks its 100th anniversary

May 29, 2018 4:49 PM

Yooralla began in 1918 when a group of volunteers joined forces, under the leadership of Sister Faith, to establish Victoria's first kindergarten for children with disabilities. It has been active in Benalla for 42 years, offering accommodation, support, respite and employment services to more than 150 people.

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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Parts I, II & III

May 29, 2018 4:09 PM

Cathy has acknowledged, honoured and thanked all those responsible for the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, including the role of the Care Leavers Australasia Network. She has talked about the impact of the diocese of Sandhurst, and the experience of the Victorian Women's Trust in advocating on behalf of nuns who left religious orders to receive appropriate redress.

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Cathy seeks action on NDIS delays

May 23, 2018 2:36 PM

Cathy has asked Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan about access to the NDIS for those on the autism spectrum, and requested action to address delays experienced by those applying for the scheme.

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