Local, Independant and Effective

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Coordinated regional plans deliver success

May 23, 2018 12:17 PM

Cathy has described how governments and communities are working together in Indi to develop significant infrastructure projects that will create jobs, encourage new business and build economic and social viability. The best outcomes are where government investment builds local capacity.

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Homelessness a rising challenge in Indi

May 21, 2018 4:13 PM

Cathy has thanked the staff of Junction Support Services who welcomed her to their premises and shared details of their work. Homelessness is on the rise in Indi. Junction Support Services also works with those disadvantaged by poverty, family breakdown, social isolation, mental ill-health and drug and alcohol addiction.

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Breaching the gap between the promise and the reality of the NBN

May 10, 2018 5:00 PM

As a member of the Joint Select Committee inquiring into the rollout of the NBN, Cathy has heard about the enormous frustrations experienced by her constituents and those in other parts of regional Australia related to the poor delivery of internet services.  

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Plan needed for agriculture research and development

May 09, 2018 9:19 PM

Cathy has told the Parliament it is not the time to tamper with the model for funding agricultural research. However it is time to develop a plan for future research and development in the sector.

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What is the long-term plan for mobile phone coverage?

May 09, 2018 8:32 PM

Cathy has today asked the Prime Minister to outline his Government's plan to deliver mobile phone coverage to regional Australia.

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Ethnic communities in Indi work to keep families safe

May 09, 2018 2:36 PM

Cathy has acknowledged all those involved in the "That Girl" program. The series of workshops on domestic violence has strengthened ethnic communities in Indi and promotes the value and role of women.

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Release of scope of works for North East Rail Line long overdue

March 27, 2018 7:21 PM

Cathy has called upon the Federal Government to release the scope of works for the North East Rail Line. Her speech highlighted the rising cost to community and government with the failure to balance the requirements of freight and passenger rail.

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Have a say about access to mental health services

March 27, 2018 12:43 PM

Cathy has welcomed a call by Australians for Mental Health for a new national mental health culture and highlighted a recently announced inquiry into access to mental health services in regional and remote Australia

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Higher education one of the pillars of a developed nation

March 26, 2018 10:51 PM

Cathy has reiterated her plea to the Government to consider a regional higher education strategy that will underpin workforce development and promote economic growth. 

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