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.

March 18, 2024

Haines puts priority projects on Treasurer’s table

The key themes of Dr Haines’ Indi Budget Submission reflect the widespread concerns of the electorate right now including increasing regional housing supply, providing cost-of-living relief and improving health outcomes. 

March 12, 2024

Universities Accord is an opportunity for transformational change in regional Australia: Haines

This is a rare opportunity that the Government must grab with both hands. Implementing the recommendations could be transformational for regional, rural and remote communities.

March 1, 2024

Summit message is clear: we need more funding for single-site hospital on the border

We need all levels of Government to come back to the table to ensure the best decisions are made in the best interests of the health of our communities.

March 1, 2024

Remembering Senator Linda White

I am devastated to learn of the death of Senator Linda White.

February 29, 2024

Ministerial Council must act on Community Engagement Review at tomorrow’s meeting: Haines

The renewable energy transition is well underway in regional and rural Australia, so the implementation of this report is a matter of urgency. We need to see action and we need it quickly.


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