In the interests of transparency, accuracy and fairness we have published the Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan’s Valedictory speech (4 April) to the House of Representatives yesterday as provided by Hansard.
The editor of Kinglake Ranges News, Ashley Geelan has been working hard in the background over summer.
Voices 4 Indi, a group that campaigned for Ms McGowan in 2013 and 2016, has placed advertisements in local newspapers calling for aspiring independent MPs to step forward.
You might have seen Murrindindi Shire’s open letter calling on politicians and candidates to make an urgent commitment to provide more resources to mental health services in Murrindindi Shire.
More than two centuries ago, the great conservative philosopher and politician Edmund Burke famously characterised parliament as being properly a “deliberative assembly”.
Kinglake resident Vicki Ruhr who survived the Black Saturday bushfires has called on a controversial Invasion Day speaker to publicly apologise for her “hateful” comments.