May 26, 2020

Continue to look for opportunities to improve the aged-care system

This bill introduces a new type of leave that will enable providers to remain eligible for the residential aged-care subsidy in declared emergency situations.  This change increases flexibility in aged-care services, which is so important in uncertain times.

May 26, 2020

Haines calls on Attorney-General to honour guarantee

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, gave Helen Haines an explicit assurance that Government Ministers from the House of Representatives would appear before the Senate COVID-19 Committee and she expects him to honour his commitment.

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 26, 2020

Over $9 million for local roads and community infrastructure

Local councils receive funding boost for shovel-ready road and infrastructure projects.

May 25, 2020

First anniversary celebrations

To celebrate the first anniversary of Team Orange making history in Indi, Helen invited the electorate into her home to participate in a fireside chat facilitated by Alana Johnson.  A highlight of the evening was a showreel of the 2019 orange campaign.  Watch it here.

May 21, 2020

Volunteer grants recognise impact and generosity in Indi

Congratulations to the 18 organisations across Indi who will share in $62,810 funding under the Volunteer Grants Program to support local communities.  These grants range from $1,350 to $5,000, and will assist organisations to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.

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.

May 17, 2020

Indi Cockatoo # 11

Indi electorate newsletter: meeting with the Treasurer to discuss the recovery of local businesses, launching a community-led, co-design process for renewable energy policy in regional Australia, and presenting the petition supporting the Beechworth Principles to Parliament

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