August 1, 2022
Families must be at centre of Australia’s energy policy
Households and communities – the people who purchase and use electricity – must move to the centre of energy and climate policy.
May 5, 2022
Letter to the Editor – Cathy McGowan AO
Following a series of recent advertisements, I am pleased to confirm to your readers it is indeed true that Helen Haines is not me. If I stood tall, Helen stands taller.
September 8, 2021
Independents won’t forget broken promise
This opinion article on the 1000 day anniversary of the Government’s promise to establish a federal integrity commission was published in The Border Mail on September 8, 2021.
January 27, 2021
Mansfield Autism project deserves support
‘Gamechanger’ will help 480 people living with autism, offer more than 4000 respite nights per year, and create 124 new placements in teaching, allied health and training
October 2, 2020
The Budget is about announcements. We need delivery.
Next week, we all will be able to measure if the government has listened to our local communities and invested in significant projects across Indi
August 17, 2020
Community-owned renewables the pathway to prosperity
Regional Australia has the best renewable energy resources in the world and a boom in investment is already underway. Research shows that involving communities in renewable energy projects is the best way to maximise local jobs and lasting benefits.
July 29, 2020
COVID-19 and border closure: we must find a better way
Government should be working together to protect people and communities from COVID-19, but in this article for the public health journalism organisation Croakey, it concerns me that one state seeking to safeguard citizens within its borders should fail its nearest neighbours where we live as one community
May 26, 2020
Secret fossil-fuel led recovery plans deeply concerning
We deserve better than secret taskforces headed by executives with vested interests. This is not the way Australians expect their Government to do business.
I invite all Australians to participate in a community-led renewable energy policy for regional Australia. We can shape our energy future together.
May 18, 2020
One year on – doing politics differently
A year after my election as the second Independent for Indi, I committed to tackling issues by “doing politics differently”. To me, this means listening carefully to community, delivering on promises, and being decent, honest and transparent about the decisions I am making as your representative.
April 7, 2020
Coronavirus response crucial, but scrutiny imperative
House of Representatives and Senate cross-benchers believe public trust is critical for the government’s health and economic response to coronavirus to succeed