Tax offset decision 'unfair' for KI

The Federal Government's decision not to change the current regime of Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments fails to deliver equity to Kangaroo Island, a remote region excluded from the benefits, local MP Rebekha Sharkie said today.

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MP ramps up fight to overturn Mylor NBN decision

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is ramping up her fight to overturn NBN Co’s decision to give at least 450 premises on the outskirts of the Mylor township Sky Muster satellite instead of fixed wireless as promised.

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Good news for the Bight but more work to be done

Centre Alliance welcomes today's news that Equinor has abandoned its plans to drill for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight, but notes the fight is not over yet.

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Grants approved for Stronger Communities Program

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the Government's final approval of all 19 grants shortlisted for Mayo under the Stronger Communities Program.

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MP backs call for staffing ratios in aged care sector

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is backing a call for staffing ratios in the aged care sector that has emerged from today's hearing of the Royal Commision into Aged Care Quality and Safety held in Adelaide.

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First Local Schools Fund project launched in Mayo

'Cubby Lane' - an innovative outdoor classroom for creative play and learning at Stirling East Primary School - was officially opened today by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Caption: Stirling East Primary School students Indie and Maya take Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and School Governing Council Chairperson Ben Dry on a tour of Cubby Lane.

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Electoral committee to review $1,000 political donation threshold bill

A Private Member’s Bill introduced by Rebekha Sharkie MP that seeks to place all political donations of $1,000 or more on the public record has been referred to a parliamentary committee for review.

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Statement on bushfire clean-up package

Mayo MP Rebekha Sharkie says today's announcement by State and Federal Governments that they will jointly fund a $14 million clean-up program for bushfire-affected communities in South Australia is “welcome but long overdue”.

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Crossbench launches campaign for climate action framework

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie joined crossbench MPs and leaders in science, health and agriculture this morning to support the public release of climate action legislation being introduced by Zali Steggall MP.

 

Photo: Attending today's press conference were Andrew Wilkie MP, Federal Member for Clark, left; Dr Kate Charlesworth representing the Climate and Health Alliance; Professor Penny Sackett, Current Chair of the ACT Climate Change Council and Former Chief Scientist for Australia (2008-2011); Charlie Prell, Deputy Chair for Farmers for Climate Action; Rebekha Sharkie MP, Federal Member for Mayo; Zali Steggall MP, Federal Member for Warringah; and Helen Haines MP, Federal Member for Indi.

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Funding injection for bushfire recovery welcome news for Mayo

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the announcement of an additional $5.95 million in bushfire recovery funding for South Australia.

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