MP campaigns to restore local road funding

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is calling on the Government to bring back a council road funding program that slashed nearly $1.2 million from road maintenance in her electorate when it was axed in the 2014 Federal Budget.

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Mt Barker Mayor Ann Ferguson, left, Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and Adelaide Hills Deputy Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom examine the eroded surface of Swamp Road at Balhannah near Oakwood Road near the border of the two councils. The road is used by many heavy vehicles. Last year the Adelaide Hills Council applied for a Special Local Roads Program matched funding grant of $420,000 from the State Government. The program uses money sourced from the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. The application was knocked back. The council has applied again and is waiting on an answer.

 

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Guild art loan a 'slice of home'

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie will take two pieces of home back with her to Canberra when Parliament resumes next week.

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Winery seeks energy security

CAPTION: Melissa Brown from Gemtree Winery talks about the features of her organic biodynamic sustainable enterprise at McLaren Vale with Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Organically-certified Gemtree Winery at McLaren Vale has a 10kW solar system to run its cellar door and a 100kW system to cover much of the energy needs of the winery.

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Heathfield household carbon neutral

Heathfield resident Keith Bladon admits he was “not very green” but thanks to his investment in solar, wind and battery storage, his high energy use household is now carbon neutral.

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Mayo leads way in renewable energy

In the lead-up to hosting five energy forums for businesses and farmers across Mayo, Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie completed a road trip of renewable energy projects across her electorate.

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Strong turnout for forums

Hundreds of residents have taken up an invitation from the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie to come up with solutions to issues affecting their region.

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ANZAC Day Services across Mayo

More than 25 ANZAC Day services are being held across Mayo this year.

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MP sponsors launch of Indigenous rangers report

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie was honoured to sponsor the launch of the Indigenous Protected Areas and Indigenous Ranges Report at Parliament House.

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Seasonal workers incentive scheme passed in Lower House

The Nick Xenophon Team’s proposal for a Seasonal Workers Incentives Trial passed the Lower House today and is expected to sail through the Senate.

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Major fail: LNP and ALP vote against Minister for Young People

NXT Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore and Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie say the Federal Government and the Opposition have once again let down young people by voting against a motion calling for a Minister for Young People today.

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