February 19, 2024

Community invited to End Pork Barrelling at interactive forum

Australians know when they’re getting pork barrelled, they know they are getting ripped off, it lacks integrity and they’re sick of it

February 15, 2024

Supporting the Wangaratta Men’s Shed

Today I rise to celebrate the generosity and resilience of our regional communities. Recently the Wangaratta and District Men’s Shed in my electorate of Indi fell afoul of an online scam, robbing them of $25,000.

February 14, 2024

Regulating internet providers so we get better service

In every Australian household, and especially in country areas, we’re relying on the internet more than ever. It is an essential service.

February 13, 2024

Regional Housing Summit – Keynote Address

Until we see that funding flow to the regions, I will not be backing down on my calls and I say to you, don’t back down on yours.

February 12, 2024

Educators are the key to our education system

I want to see young regional Australians given the same opportunities as those young people in the cities.

February 9, 2024

Regional housing remains a blind spot for Federal Government: Haines

Addressing the housing crisis is one of the most important conversations for the nation right now and I am working to ensure the voices of regional Australians are front and centre.

February 7, 2024

Renewables could be a gold rush for rural and regional Australia

There are major opportunities this government must take up to empower regional communities to play a role in the energy transition and to truly benefit. Let this be a gold rush for rural and regional Australia.

February 7, 2024

Supporting bigger tax cuts for 95% of Indi

The evidence both across regional Australia and in Indi is clear. That’s why as an Independent I’m happy to support these bills that will make things a little easier.

February 6, 2024

Changing times, means Government must change their approach to fixing our roads

One-in-100-year events are certainly not one in 100 years anymore. This is such a critical report to build resilience in these changing times, and we must not let this report sit on the shelf and gather dust. This must result in action that addresses the problems that we are driving over every single day.

February 6, 2024

Leaving no one behind in cost of living relief

My question is to the Prime Minister. What new action will you now take to address cost-of-living pressures for these people?


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