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Financial Assistance Grants indexation in Parliament

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The MAV congratulates Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan for bringing Financial Assistance Grants indexation to the attention of the Federal Parliament.

The MAV worked with Ms McGowan’s office to provide the estimated financial impact on councils in 2016/17.

A notice of motion calling on the Federal Government to honour its promise and restore indexation appeared on page five of the day’s notice paper.

To promote the campaign for indexation of Financial Assistance Grants to be restored, Councils are encouraged to join ALGA’s End the Freeze ‘Thunderclap’.

The Thunderclap will post the same approved message to all participating social media accounts at 11am on 21 April.

To take part, councils need to join the campaign via their social media accounts before that date.