Murray-Darling Basin Authority needs a presence near Lower Lakes

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is calling on the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) to have a permanent presence in the Lower Lakes and Coorong Region, ideally at Goolwa.

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MP picks a winner and backs Hailstorm Heroes campaign

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has thrown her support behind a 'buy local' campaign instigated by South Australia’s hailstorm-affected apple and pear growers.

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie discusses the Hailstorm Heroes campaign with Ashley Green at his Hillview Fruits apple and cherry orchard at Lenswood. Inset: An example of some of the hailstorm damage that may appear on apples.

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AEC draft proposal a win for ‘people power’

Mayo remains largely untouched in the Australian Electoral Commission’s proposed redraw of South Australia’s electorates in a move the local Federal Member Rebekha Sharkie has described as a win for “people power”.

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Black Spot phone towers for KI and Ashbourne

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the news that new telecommunication base stations will finally be built at Gosse on Kangaroo Island and at Ashbourne on the Fleurieu Peninsula under Round 3 of the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

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MP to host Minister for aged care public forum

Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has accepted an invitation from the Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie to visit her electorate and engage with the community about aged care services.

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, left, with South Australian cook, food author and restaurateur Maggie Beer and the Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt at a recent Maggie Beer Foundation presentation at Parliament House. Minister Wyatt is visiting the region on May 1. Maggie Beer has been invited to visit the electorate later in the year to give a presentation on her Foundation's work to improve the food experiences of elderly residents.

 

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MP congratulates couple on 70th wedding anniversary

Jack and Fay Miller of Victor Harbor are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today (April 3).

 

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Mining exclusion zone critical for KI

The Federal Government’s recent decision to introduce a mining exclusion zone in the Southern and Western Kangaroo Island Marine Parks has been welcomed by the Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Age Pension poverty prompts call for urgent review

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie wants a better deal for people receiving the Age Pension to stop vulnerable elderly Australians from slipping into poverty.

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NXT secures much needed boost for drug rehabilitation programs

Pending a final vote in the Senate, the Nick Xenophon Team has secured an extra $40 million for drug addiction services, including specialist methamphetamine rehabilitation facilities in South Australia, as part of the Government’s welfare reform package.

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More dud Murray-Darling water buyback allegations

The Nick Xenophon Team will ask the Auditor-General to review allegations raised in an analysis released today by The Australia Institute that the Federal Government overpaid vendors for water in the Condamine-Balonne valley. 

 

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