July 19, 2021

Ready and waiting: Haines calls for progress on the Albury Wodonga regional deal

Dr Helen Haines MP, Independent Federal Member for Indi, has met with the Assistant Minister for Regional Development Nola Marino to encourage the Government to make headway on the Albury Wodonga Regional Deal.

July 8, 2021

Yackandandah’s big battery shows the power of community spirit

On Thursday the community of Yackandandah, led by Totally Renewable Yackandandah and Indigo Power, flicked the switch on the battery, sending renewable, clean energy to Indigo Power customers in the town.

July 7, 2021

New Round of Commonwealth bushfire recovery grants opens on July 22

Community groups, businesses and local councils in Alpine, Towong, Indigo, Mansfield, Wangaratta and Wodonga local government areas and the Alpine Resorts are eligible to apply.

July 4, 2021

A budget without integrity

There’s an integrity cop on the beat in every state and territory in this nation. But not in our federal parliament.

July 2, 2021

A fresh start is the right time to commit to integrity

The swearing-in of the new ministers must mark the start of a new commitment to urgently legislate an integrity commission with broad jurisdiction, strong investigative powers and public hearings when it is in the public interest to do so.

June 30, 2021

Benalla community blindsided by removal of face-to-face Centrelink services

The community in Benalla have expressed serious concerns about the plan, which would mean people would be forced to travel to Wangaratta for face-to-face services.

June 24, 2021

Committee to inquire into Helen Haines’ Australian Local Power Agency Bills

If the ALPA bills were legislated, a new $467 million Agency would support regional communities to develop and invest in their own renewable energy projects.

June 23, 2021

EPBC Standards and Assurances Bill

The importance of the environment to my constituents is why, as an independent MP, I will scrutinise every attempt by this Government to water down its protection.

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