$2.6M to run MRI licences in Mayo

It would cost about $1.3 million a year to operate a Medicare-rebatable MRI machine in Mount Barker, and the same for Victor Harbor, according to Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) estimates obtained by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Urgent aged care staffing reforms must go ahead

A Royal Commission into aged care services mustn’t put the brakes on urgent reforms in the sector, including greater transparency around staffing ratios, the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said today.

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Public to have say on Aged Care Bill

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the Government’s decision to refer her Private Member’s Bill on publishing staff ratios in aged care facilities to a Parliamentary Inquiry.

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Live export ban Bill 'dead in the water'

Today’s move by the new Morrison Government to block legislation to phase out long haul live sheep export is a travesty for animal welfare in Australia and a blow for democracy, according to Centre Alliance.

 

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Statement on 'no confidence' motion

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie will not support a motion of 'no confidence' in the Morrison Government while the seat of Wentworth remains vacant.

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Challenges facing the ageing raised at forum

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie was a guest speaker at the latest Top Hat Forum run by the Mount Barker Council and the Mount Barker Community Centre.

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Mayo's own UN youth rep meets with Parliamentary Friends

Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations, Amos Washington, was the special guest at an event in Federal Parliament today organised by the Parliamentary Friends of Young People.

Below are details about a fundraiser organised by his supporters to assist Amos with his volunteer program.

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Orkambi offers new hope for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers

A recommendation to list the Cystic Fibrosis drug Orkambi on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) has been welcomed by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Rebekha delivers on Fund Our ABC promise

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie honoured another by-election commitment this week by lodging a motion calling on the Government to reverse nearly $340 million in funding cuts to the ABC.

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Mayo welcomes 14,000 new voters

South Australia’s representation in Federal Parliament has dropped from 11 to 10 seats and the Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed nearly 14,000 new voters from neighbouring electorates with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) tabling its final report on the state’s redistribution in the Senate this week.

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