May 8, 2024

Regional Victoria’s needs not met by State Budget

The Budget offers little to ease the significant financial strain that households are facing.

May 6, 2024

Indi hosts public hearing of Regional Telecommunications Review

I am pleased the people of Indi were here to voice their frustrations about mobile phone blackspots, slow internet speeds and unaffordable services directly with the Government.

May 2, 2024

Volunteer efforts in Indi celebrated with $66,225 in funding

Helen Haines has announced 20 volunteer groups in Indi have been awarded a share of $66,225 in grants funding.

April 30, 2024

Regional Australia left in the waiting room by Labor Government

It is not simply enough to make big announcements. Governments are expected to deliver on their promises.

April 23, 2024

Haines to inquire into local government sustainability on parliamentary committee

Thriving, prosperous regional communities require consistent and effective delivery and management of local services and critical infrastructure.

April 22, 2024

Haines encourages community to speak up on telecommunications

Since becoming the Independent Member for Indi, I have worked tirelessly with local communities, councils and other organisations to improve phone and internet connectivity in key affected areas.

April 19, 2024

Haines celebrates with community at the launch of dementia-friendly sensory garden

I have fond memories of working here as the matron of the Chiltern Bush Nursing Hospital, a very long time ago. I am delighted to see the site evolve and continue to provide important healthcare and mental health services to the community. 

April 17, 2024

Haines welcomes $3.5m for Indi school upgrades

I am delighted to support schools, sporting groups and community groups in pursuit of funding opportunities that build and strengthen our communities

April 2, 2024

Stripping right to appeal is an insult to regional communities: Haines

I am with my communities 100 per cent on this. Fast-tracking projects and silencing communities is terrible governance.

March 28, 2024

Government has not listened to farmers, must go back to the drawing board on biosecurity levy: Haines

Agriculture is a major employer for Indi, with more than 5,000 people working in forestry and fishing, fibre and food production.


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