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A 'Super' idea backed by industry Super groups

Industry groups are showing strong support for a Nick Xenophon Team Private Member’s Bill to help Australian workers fight for billions of dollars’ worth of unpaid superannuation.

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NXT Bill to help millions of workers claw back billions in unpaid Super

The Nick Xenophon Team wants to bring in stronger laws to help Australian workers fight for billions of dollars’ worth of retirement savings lost through unpaid super.

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Mayo calls for stronger action on climate change

Voices in Mayo calling for stronger action on climate change have been heard in Federal Parliament thanks to local MP Rebekha Sharkie.

Photograph: Multifaith SA President Philippa Rowland of Greenhill, left, with Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and Australian Muslim Voice President Diana Rahman at the Climate Justice Petition presentation at Parliament House.

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MP calls on Government to make lifesaving drug available for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Federal Government to hold urgent talks with pharmaceutical companies to make a life-changing drug available for sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis.

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Bill seeks to ensure 24-hour mobile phone coverage in high-risk bushfire areas

With just months to go until the next fire danger season, the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie wants to bring in a law that would ensure the mobile phones of residents in high bushfire risk areas will work for at least 24 hours if the power goes out.

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MP opposed to Mayo being axed in State seat shuffle

Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie said her electorate of Mayo should not be the seat cut from South Australia’s tally of 11 seats following the determination announced by the Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers today.

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Draft Marine Park plans more about ‘big oil’ than fisheries

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has told Parliament she has “grave concerns” about the Government’s draft management plans for Australia’s marine parks.

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MP meets Minister to talk tax relief for KI

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has met with Finance Minister Kelly O’Dwyer to formally discuss special tax relief measures for Kangaroo Island residents.

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Roster reassurance for 24-hour doctor service

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has been assured by SA Health Minister Jack Snelling that the new 24-hour, after hours doctor service at Mount Barker Hospital is not over-stretched and that any gaps in the roster will be filled by locum doctors.

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Education pathways needed to address ageing farm sector

Governments have a role to play in encouraging young people to seek careers in agriculture, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie told farmers at the Growing SA 2017 conference at Hahndorf last Friday.

Photograph: Chair of Primary Producers SA Rob Kerin, left, with some of the guest speakers at the Growing SA Conference held in Hahndorf on Friday - Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie; State Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell; State Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, Primary Industries, Food and Wine David Ridgway; and Federal Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, SA Senator Anne Ruston.

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