October 18, 2023

Restoring Our Rivers Bill 2023 – Amendment (Accountability and Transparency)

My amendments further strengthen the inspector-general’s powers to make sure the states and projects are delivering.

October 18, 2023

Haines successfully amends Murray Darling Basin Plan Bill

Independent Federal Member for Indi Helen Haines has successfully amended the government’s Bill on the Murray Darling Basin Plan to improve accountability and support for impacted communities.

October 18, 2023

Restoring Our Rivers Bill 2023 – Amendment (Supporting Impacted Communities)

My amendment would provide a review of government support to affected communities. It would absolutely scrutinise the government’s support of communities, ensuring that it’s commensurate with impacts experienced, and meaningfully address their needs.

October 18, 2023

Restoring Our Rivers Bill 2023 – Amendments (Consulting Landholders and Communities on Constraints Projects)

This amendment ensures that affected communities and landholders are adequately consulted about a constraints project affecting them, including the intended outcomes. Communities dissatisfied with basin state or Commonwealth efforts to engage with or compensate them on constraints projects should have avenues for recourse.

October 18, 2023

Restoring Our Rivers Bill 2023 – Amendment (Northern Basin)

The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that water recovery undertaken by the government towards the 450-gigalitre target is strategic.

October 18, 2023

Restoring Our Rivers Bill 2023 – Member for Goldstein Climate Change Amendments’

I rise to support the member for Goldstein’s amendments in relation to the impacts of climate change on the basin. They seek to amend the Water Act to recognise and acknowledge the threat of climate change to the communities, environment and industries of the Murray-Darling Basin, and the need for immediate and urgent action in response.

October 18, 2023

Question Without Notice: Household Energy Efficiency

My question is to Minister for Climate Change and Energy. In the May budget you committed $1 billion to provide low-cost loans for household energy efficiency. I’ve long called for this to help reduce energy bills. Five months after your announcement we’ve heard nothing. With bills higher than ever people in my electorate are really struggling. When will these loans actually be available so my constituents can start saving money?

October 17, 2023

Restoring Our Rivers Bill 2023

We need a Murray-Darling Basin Plan that puts us on the front foot of these challenges, with a healthy river system that delivers for basin communities, for farmers, for First Nations people and for the environment, and is resilient in the face of a changing climate.

October 17, 2023

Albury Wodonga Hospital Masterplan

Our community deserves world-class healthcare, close to home. We deserve detail, transparency and genuine consultation. 

October 16, 2023

Referendum Result

Yesterday, Australians including voters in Indi, comprehensively voted ‘No’ to recognition in our constitution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through a Voice to Parliament. While I am disappointed in the outcome, I am grateful that we have a democracy that allows every one of us to have our say.


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