Rural Finance Reform Bill open for public comment

An inquiry into a Private Member’s Bill to reform the rural finance sector, introduced by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, is now open for public submissions.

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NSW Government's petulance further jeopardises the Murray-Darling

Centre Alliance notes with disappointment statements being made by the New South Wales Deputy Premier threatening to pull out of the basin plan unless a number of demands are met. These demands include NSW not contributing to 450GL of water recover efforts, the lifting of the barrages, the inclusion of transmission losses as water returned to the environment and not progressing the water sharing plans until after the drought is broken.

Photo: Rebekha near the Goolwa barrages.

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Medevac repeal is heartless and dangerous

Centre Alliance is appalled at Senator Lambie's deal with the Government to repeal the Medevac laws.

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Public submissions now open on robocall bill

A Centre Alliance Bill aimed at tightening the rules around political robocalls and unwanted charity calls is now open for public comment.

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Petitions call for end to NDIS age discrimination

Two petitions calling on the Federal Government to eliminate age discrimination of older people with a disability were tabled in Federal Parliament today, on National Disability Day.

Anders Halvorsen Chair of ParaQuad, left; Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie; Member for Warringah Zali Steggall; petition writers Chris and Bobbie English and supporters at today's press conference.

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Pressure mounting for payday lending protections

The pressure is mounting on the Federal Government to bring in urgent protections for vulnerable Australians using payday loans and consumer leases.

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All donations over $1000 to be made public under Centre Alliance Bill

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is introducing a Private Member’s Bill this morning that seeks to place all political donations of $1,000 or more on the public record.

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KI teenager heads from country to Canberra

Kangaroo Island teenager Sienna Putland is aiming to tackle gender inequality one island at a time after taking part in the Country to Canberra 2019 Leadership Competition.

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie with Sienna Putland from KI who took part in the Country to Canberra 2019 Leadership Program.

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Liberal Party rejection of real-time reporting of political donations a 'joke'

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is introducing a Private Member’s Bill this morning that seeks to place all political donations of $1,000 or more on the public record.

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Centre Alliance secures $7.3M for Mayo netting scheme

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has negotiated a $7.3 million scheme to help apple, pear and cherry growers in Mayo future-proof their orchards with environmental covers.

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is pictured with Hills apple growers Susie Green, left, Matthew Flavell and Jody Schultz at a netted Ceravolo Orchard at Nairne prior to the Apple & Pear Growers Association of SA annual meeting last month.

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