MP calls for COVID-19 regional recovery grants for councils

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Prime Minister to deliver a portion of its $1 billion COVID-19 Coronavirus economic response package for the regions through grants to local government.

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NBN to investigate new tower site for Mylor

An NBN Co decision to conduct a detailed investigation into a possible new site for a wireless tower in the Mylor region is positive news for the 495 affected premises on the outskirts of the town, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said today.

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Mutual obligation moratorium needed for seniors on Newstart

Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie says the Federal Government needs to grant an immediate 12-week moratorium on the volunteering, education or work-search requirements for Newstart recipients over the age of 60 years, given the guidelines for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 testing clinics for South Coast and KI

Federal  Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the State Government's decision to set up COVID-19 testing centres in more regional centres, including Victor Harbor and Kangaroo Island.

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Rebekha calls for COVID-19 testing clinic for South Coast

Federal  Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called for the State Government to set up a COVID-19 testing centre on the South Coast as a matter of urgency.

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Mayo Seniors Guide launch cancelled

Due to health advice about avoiding large gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie has cancelled her March 27 launch events for her Mayo Seniors Information Guide.

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Budget priorities for Mayo

Transport upgrades, improved health care and better outcomes for the local environment - including a dedicated research institute for the Lower Lakes and Coorong -  were among the 2020/2021 Federal Budget priorities highlighted by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie in Parliament this week.

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SA needs Disaster Recovery Minister to cut red tape

The South Australian Government must appoint a designated Disaster Recovery Minister to streamline the bureaucracy choking fire-affected communities across the state, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said today.

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Pensioners out of pocket as Government stalls on deeming rate

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is again calling on the Government to set up an independent agency to set the deeming rate used to calculate the fortnightly payments for more than a million Australian part-pensioners, including about 6500 recipients in Mayo.

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People power to protect pygmy possums in Mayo

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has secured $20,000 to protect and boost the population of the endangered Western Pygmy Possum in Mayo.

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has secured $20,000 to protect and boost the population of the endangered Western Pygmy Possum in Mayo. Pictured courtesy Adelaide and Mount Lofty Natural Resource Management Board. 

 

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