September 5, 2023

Victorian High Country Huts Association

The catastrophic loss of 29 historic huts in the 2003 alpine fires galvanised a community response that resulted in the formation of the Victorian High Country Huts Association.

September 4, 2023

Black Spot Program

The Black Spot Program is a critical program to improve safety on roads where there is a history of accidents, but, like the member for Bendigo has just stated, we shouldn’t have to wait till fatalities occur before we get action.

September 4, 2023

European Union Trade Deal

A free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union holds great potential for Australian producers and consumers. Like many in this place, I support the principle of increasing trade avenues for our industries, particularly in agriculture.

September 4, 2023

Natural Disaster Insurance

Communities across the electorate of Indi, too, have been hard hit by floods and other natural disasters such as bushfires, storms and even landslides.

September 4, 2023

Real Time Disclosure of Political Donations Bill 2023

The transparency of election campaign financing is key to its vitality and integrity. The loss of political integrity across Australia concerns Australians—just read the letters to the editor—and the data shows it too, with diminishing trust over a period of time.

August 17, 2023

Haines welcomes Housing Support Program but says regions must receive fair share

Helen Haines, Independent Federal Member for Indi, has welcomed the commitment by the Federal Government to fund critical enabling infrastructure to boost housing supply, but has called on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to guarantee regional Australia receive a fair share of the investment.

August 10, 2023

Higher Education Support Amendment (Response to the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report) Bill 2023 – Second Reading

Education is life changing. It opens doors for people, no matter their background, if they get the chance to engage in it.

August 9, 2023

Haines takes regional housing solutions to the Prime Minister

Independent Federal Member for Indi Helen Haines met with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday to present practical and sensible solutions to address issues worsening the housing supply crisis in regional Australia.

August 9, 2023

Question Without Notice: Whistleblower Protections

Why has the government failed to intervene in Mr Boyle’s case? And when will you fix whistleblower protection laws, including by introducing a whistleblower protection commissioner?

August 7, 2023

Housing in Rural and Regional Australia

The combination of increased regional migration, rising rental prices, a decline in affordable housing supply and a rise in living costs is having devastating effects.


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