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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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