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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Employees short-changed on super crackdown

The Federal Government’s proposed new laws to protect superannuation entitlements don’t go far enough to help workers recover billions of dollars in retirement savings, according to NXT MP Rebekha Sharkie.

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Smart Cities grant connects towns in Alexandrina

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the news that the Alexandrina Council has won a $100,000 grant to makes some of its smaller towns and tourism precincts more connected through digital technology.

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Free range not 'fake range'

A Private Member’s Bill seeking to separate true free range eggs from “fake range” eggs in the marketplace is being introduced to Federal Parliament in February by the Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Cybersafe Families launched in the Hills

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie was the special guest at the official launch of the Hills-based business Cybersafe Families at Stirling this week.

PHOTO: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, left, was the special guest at the official launch of the Hills-based business Cybersafe Families founded by Danielle Verrilli and her brother and sister-in-law Michelle and Chris Greene.

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Tampons no 'Taboo' for gap year project empowering women

Many young people take a “gap year” after finishing high school but most don’t use the time to plan a global social enterprise to empower women in the developing world. Eloise Hall, 18, and Isobel Marshall, 19, are the exception.

PHOTO: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, left, with the founders of the global social enterprise TABOO - Isobel Marshall and Eloise Hall. The women are members of the Aldgate Baptist Church which held a fundraiser last week.

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