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July 2, 2020

A lick of orange for the next road trip

Road trip? Rollonin! The Indi caravan that doubles as my mobile office has had a complete makeover thanks to the skills of Border design firm Kindred and the deft staff at Sign Effects Wangaratta.

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May 29, 2020

Mansfield shows its pluck and resilience

I recently talked in Mansfield with accountant Mark Evans and it reminded me of the leadership the financial sector’s unsung heroes provide in really difficult times. Here’s a short clip of my visit.

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May 16, 2020

One year on - doing politics differently

The Border Mail on May 15 explored five months of bushfire emergency and coronavirus impacts with the region’s federal MPs. May 18 was my election anniversary, and I’ve written about this first year.

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May 13, 2020

Thank you, petitioners

In Indi, trust matters. To more than 1800 people who put their names to a petition for a federal integrity commission that upholds the Beechworth Principles – thank you. I’m tabling your signatures today.

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April 7, 2020

Indi business impact survey

Please complete my business survey so I can understand the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on your business and the additional support you need.

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April 1, 2020

Letter to the Prime Minister

A letter written to the Prime Minister with specific recommendations on how to enhance the local health and economic response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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March 28, 2020

Indi Cockatoo # 8 lists help links

Staying safe from coronavirus, a message from the front line, jobs and business vital, and finding the right support.

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March 25, 2020

Mailbox newsletter lands in Indi

My Mailbox newsletter first edition should land at your address this week. I’d love you to complete the clip-out free-post survey.

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March 20, 2020

Follow expert health advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses a significant public health threat to our communities. Keep up to date with the latest advice.

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March 19, 2020

NFF leadership diversity program

I’m proud to promote the NFF’s Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program – and applications for the 2020 round are now open.

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March 5, 2020

House hears Georgy's success

Mansfield’s Musical and Dramatic Society scooped the Goulburn Valley’s 2020 Georgy Awards for theatrical excellence

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March 4, 2020

Come work with us and Indi

Independent Helen Haines MP is recruiting a policy and parliamentary business adviser

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March 2, 2020

Frozé to rosé: Taste Rutherglen

Tastes of Rutherglen puts some sparkle into the March 7-8 Labour Day weekend in Victoria’s North East

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February 22, 2020

Minister Littleproud visits Cudgewa

Federal Emergency Minister David Littleproud today heard about the vital role of the Cudgewa Hotel during Towong’s January bushfires.

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February 18, 2020

Join Indi's integrity petition

Trudi Ryan is leading Indi’s The Beechworth Principles petition calling for a federal integrity commission.

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February 5, 2020

Resilient Walwa, great nursing

I salute the Upper Murray’s Walwa Bush Nursing Centre, whose staff showed such extraordinary dedication to their community in the 2020 summer bushfire emergency.

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January 28, 2020

Indi Grants first edition out now

Welcome to Indi Grants. It’s the first of regular newsletters about grant opportunities available to Indi communities and organisations.

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January 20, 2020

Welcome bushfire business package

A small business bushfire assistance package announced by the federal government today echoes what I have been hearing from dozens of small business owners in affected communities.

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January 15, 2020

Health works fast-tracked

Albury Wodonga Health capital works funding for specialist clinics is to be brought forward by three years following the North East 2020 new year bushfire emergency.

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January 15, 2020

Grasping the bushfire challenge

Australia needs a nationwide plan to adapt to a changed climate and the tasks that follow are crystal-clear. We will not simply walk into the inferno.

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January 10, 2020

Newsletter lists fire help

People and communities affected by the North East bushfire emergency can find information about government and other support in my January 9 newsletter

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January 7, 2020

Poor air quality warning

Indi bushfire relief centres will have stocks medical face masks to help those at risk deal with poor air quality in upper North East communities.

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January 5, 2020

Help for Indi fire communities

The Federal and Victorian governments and Red Cross have activated disaster support for North East bushfire communities.

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December 31, 2019

Thank you, Upper Murray firefighters

The tragic loss of young firefighter Samuel McPaul at Jingellic yesterday and the ongoing Upper Murray bushfire emergency is devastating.

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December 20, 2019

Grants benefit 'half-shell heroes'

Winton Wetlands’ turtle populations will benefit from a range of community and environment grants announced by Helen Haines MP.

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December 13, 2019

Local grants aid 14 Indi schools

Helen Haines MP has announced the approval of $200,000 in Local Schools Community Fund grants for 16 projects across 14 Indi communities.

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December 3, 2019

Agricultural show grants now open

A great opportunity to seek funding for new – or upgrade existing – showground infrastructure in Indi communities. Apply by December 13, 2019.

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November 25, 2019

Myrtleford College visits Parliament

I was delighted to welcome Myrtleford P-12 students to the House of Representatives – such a lively, curious group of kids with great questions who put spark into the Marble Foyer!

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August 1, 2019

First speech a great privilege

I thank the people of Indi for placing their trust in me. Ours is a place of open, participatory and peer-driven democracy. It operates on shared values and radical trust…

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