Work to start on freeway slip lane next year

A project to build a third lane on the freeway between Stirling and Crafers will be finished in 2019, according to the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

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Parliament delays chance to phase out live sheep exports

The Federal Parliament has missed the chance to phase out long-haul live sheep exports in a "measured" way this year, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said today.

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MP hosts launch of UN Youth Rep report

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie hosted Amos Washington, Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations, as he presented his 2018 Youth Representative Consultation Report yesterday.

Photo: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, right, hosted Amos Washington, Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations, pictured centre, as he presented his 2018 Youth Representative Consultation Report yesterday. The launch was attended by parliamentarians and staff including Michael Cornish, pictured left.

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Statement on live sheep export moratorium

Statement from Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie regarding the announcement by the Australian Livestock Exporters' Council (ALEC) of a three-month moratorium on sheep shipments to the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer.

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Bill seeks National Heritage Listing for the Bight

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has introduced a Private Member’s Bill to grant National Heritage Status to the Great Australian Bight to protect this pristine environment from risky mining activities.

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Live sheep export ban back on the parliamentary agenda

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is keeping the pressure on the Government to ban long-haul live sheep exports by introducing her own Private Member’s Bill into the Parliament.

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MP seeks help for hailstorm-affected growers

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has spoken with three Federal Ministers and written to the State Agriculture Minister to advocate for storm-affected fruit growers in the Adelaide Hills.

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Rebekha welcomes review into tax help for KI

Today’s Government announcement of a Productivity Commission review into tax relief for remote communities, including offshore islands such as Kangaroo Island, has been welcomed by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

 

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has been advocating for the inclusion of Kangaroo Island into the Government's tax concessions for remote communities since 2016 and welcomes today's announcement of a Productivity Commission review in remote tax assistance.

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Rebekha launches Friends of Climate Change group

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has launched the Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action group in a bid to encourage a “non-partisan” approach to climate policy.

Today Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie attended Doctors for the Environment's 'No Time for Games' Campaign outside Parliament House. This campaign encourages doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to take action through pledging support for four key recommendations. These recommendations address climate change and health, and particularly the health benefits for children and future generations.

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Centre Alliance backs National Integrity Commission

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has today seconded a Private Member’s Bill calling on the Government to set up a National Integrity Commission.

Photo: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie talks about a National Integrity Commission at a press conference with members of the crossbench and representatives from Transparency International Australia.

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