October 22, 2020

Bushfire funds welcome but way too slow – our communities need investment now

People in the Upper Murray and Alpine regions have been working for months to develop recovery plans. It is well past time this hard work was honoured by making the promised funding available.

October 8, 2020

More bark than bite in regional Budget statement

The ‘biggest Budget of a generation’ this week provided the government with the opportunity to invest in and build regional Australia to its full potential, but it wasn’t realised

October 6, 2020

Mixed Budget for our communities

The Budget includes welcome cash flow measures for small businesses and new apprenticeships, lacks cohesive vision for regional communities and detail on integrity commission funding, and misses an opportunity to support the Local Power Plan

October 6, 2020

Budget big on spending – except when it comes to integrity

The budget shows the government has no real plans when it comes to stamping out corruption in federal public administration

October 6, 2020

Government should back the Local Power Plan

My Local Power Plan means every bushfire-prone town can ensure its own energy supply, every manufacturing business can reduce power bills

October 6, 2020

Regional funding welcome but Budget lacks vision

The Budget reveals an alarming lack of focus on regional Australia. Before the Budget, I sent an economic recovery plan outlining 47 shovel-ready projects worth $750 million right across Indi.

October 6, 2020

Wodonga's McKoy Street project and the Budget

Experts tell us that creating jobs in our communities for local people, tradespeople and suppliers flows quickly from smaller, shovel-ready projects. These are what the government should be funding.

October 2, 2020

New renewable projects make the case for the Local Power Plan

Four Victorian Government grants for Indi communities are a vote of confidence in locally-owned renewables, exactly the type of projects envisaged in my Local Power Plan

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