Affordable transport promise for the South Coast and Alexandrina

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has joined SA-BEST Leader Nick Xenophon and SA-BEST candidates for Finniss and Mawson, Joe Hill and Hazel Wainwright, in announcing a State Election commitment for a Regional Public Transport Plan for the Fleurieu Peninsula and Alexandrina.

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NXT welcomes commitment on inquiry into higher education

The Nick Xenophon Team has welcomed Federal Labor’s announcement last Thursday of a National Inquiry into Post-Secondary Education.

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Bill to shut gate on draconian farm lending practices

A Private Member’s Bill seeking to protect small farm businesses from “arbitrary and draconian” lending practices has been introduced by the Federal Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie.

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Sharkie wins bus service switch to Seaford

Following strong advocacy with the State Government and transport authorities, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has successfully lobbied for changes to the new South Coast bus timetable to improve passenger services.

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NXT calls on Feds to fund their share of Victor Harbor Road upgrade

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Federal Government to contribute its fair share to the long overdue duplication of the dangerous Victor Harbor Road.

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Sunny side up for shoppers with labelling Bill for free range eggs

Arming consumers with clear information about the hens that lay the “free range” eggs they buy is the aim of a Private Member’s Bill introduced this morning by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Photograph: Erin Turner, Head of Campaigns at CHOICE, with Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie. CHOICE supports Rebekha's Private Member's Bill to ensure eggs marketed as 'free range' are laid by hens that move freely in open range during daylight hours and are stocked at a density of no more than 1,500 hens per hectare.

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Mayo's unsung heroes recognised on Australia Day

In the first week back in Parliament for the 2018 sitting year, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie gave a speech congratulating all the Australia Day Award winners in her electorate.

Photograph: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, centre, with Dr Deane Hutton and Mount Barker Mayor Anne Ferguson and the recipients of the Mount Barker Council Australia Day Awards.

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Plans to open up marine reserve for drilling must be scrapped

Federal Member Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Federal Government to scrap proposed plans to open up parts of a Commonwealth Marine Reserve in the Great Australian Bight for oil and gas exploration.

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MP calls for national ban on plastic bags

Inspired by the advocacy work of students from Kangaroo Island, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has challenged NSW and Victoria to join the rest of the nation in banning lightweight plastic bags.

Photograph: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie with Kangaroo Island Community Education students  Koby and Chaeli who showed her their soft plastics bin initiative. The students' research and advocacy for a national ban on checkout-style plastic bags encouraged Rebekha to introduce her plastic bag ban motion into Federal Parliament.

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NXT backs time extension for cashless debit cards but not more sites

The Nick Xenophon Team has called on the Federal Government to “do its homework” on the Cashless Debit Card before its Members will back any move to extend the number of trial sites from the three currently allowed.

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