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April 12, 2018

Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan is encouraging individuals and organisations to have their say following the release of the report detailing the proposed redistribution of federal electoral divisions.

The southern boundary of the Federal Electorate of Indi could be moved to include Violet Town and Euroa if an Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) proposal is accepted.

Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan is encouraging individuals and organisations to have their say following the release of the report detailing the proposed redistribution of federal electoral divisions.

The report from the AEC outlines changes to Indi including the removal from the electorate of the eastern section of Moira Shire, including Tungamah.

Included in the new Indi electorate would be a section of Strathbogie Shire, taking in Euroa and Violet Town.

‘‘The proposed changes to Indi would mean almost all of the north-east rail line is included in the electorate with the addition of Euroa,’’ Ms McGowan said.

‘‘There are benefits in incorporating the whole of Moira Shire into the electorate of Murray, renamed as Nicholls.

‘‘I encourage everyone with an interest in these proposals to make a written submission to the Australian Electoral Commission at FedRedistribution-VIC@aec.gov.au by 6pm on Friday, May 4.’’

All objections will be published on the AEC’s website at www.aec.gov.au from Monday, May 7.

Comments on objections can be lodged until 6pm on Friday, May 18, and will also be published on the AEC website from Monday, May 21.

The Electoral Commission for Victoria will make a proposed redistribution of Victoria after considering written objections and comments on objections.

A final determination of the boundaries and names of the electoral divisions will be published on Friday, July 13.

●The full report can be found at:

www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/Redistributions/2017/vic/proposed-report/files/vic-proposed-redistribution-april-2018.pdf

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