Pensioners out of pocket as Government stalls on deeming rate

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is again calling on the Government to set up an independent agency to set the deeming rate used to calculate the fortnightly payments for more than a million Australian part-pensioners, including about 6500 recipients in Mayo.

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People power to protect pygmy possums in Mayo

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has secured $20,000 to protect and boost the population of the endangered Western Pygmy Possum in Mayo.

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has secured $20,000 to protect and boost the population of the endangered Western Pygmy Possum in Mayo. Pictured courtesy Adelaide and Mount Lofty Natural Resource Management Board. 

 

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Funds flow for waterway projects in Mayo

Trees For Life have received $85,000 to rehabilitate waterways at Lions Park in Currency Creek and at Meadows Creek Reserve thanks to the advocacy of the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Photo: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is shown some of the work at Meadows Creek Reserve by Trees for Life volunteers Ben Stevens, left, Paul Rosser, Natasha Davis, John Edmeades, Hannah Jones, Michael Bartlett and Margaret Smith.

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Centre Alliance secures $40,000 for Aldinga wetlands

The Willunga Environment Centre has secured $40,000 to support a long-term rehabilitation project for the Aldinga Washpool thanks to the advocacy of the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Photo: Willunga Environment Centre committee member Joy Forrest, left, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and YACCA Co-ordinator Saskia Gerhardy. 

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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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