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

Over $9 million for local roads and community infrastructure

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

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 15, 2020

Haines calls for end to federal-state childcare wars

Helen Haines says the Commonwealth’s reduction of childcare funding in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many regional providers on the brink of collapse

May 13, 2020

Independent delivers integrity petition to Parliament

‘What you’ve done is send this government a clear message about trust, transparency and accountability.’

May 12, 2020

Crossbench pair drills COVID impact in fire communities

Helen Haines and Rebekha Sharkie want ‘complete and accurate data’ about government support hitting the ground in bushfire communities

May 8, 2020

Launching a renewable energy plan for regional Australia

Community energy is where everyday people develop, build or benefit from an energy project like a solar installation, a wind farm or a large battery. But we need a plan to build and capture the benefits for the country. Can you join me?

May 1, 2020

Survey reveals virus and fire business impacts

The federal government must accelerate support for small and medium-sized Indi businesses bruised by the knock-on impact of coronavirus restrictions after summers bushfire emergency

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