Draft Marine Park plans more about ‘big oil’ than fisheries

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has told Parliament she has “grave concerns” about the Government’s draft management plans for Australia’s marine parks.

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MP meets Minister to talk tax relief for KI

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has met with Finance Minister Kelly O’Dwyer to formally discuss special tax relief measures for Kangaroo Island residents.

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Roster reassurance for 24-hour doctor service

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has been assured by SA Health Minister Jack Snelling that the new 24-hour, after hours doctor service at Mount Barker Hospital is not over-stretched and that any gaps in the roster will be filled by locum doctors.

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Education pathways needed to address ageing farm sector

Governments have a role to play in encouraging young people to seek careers in agriculture, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie told farmers at the Growing SA 2017 conference at Hahndorf last Friday.

Photograph: Chair of Primary Producers SA Rob Kerin, left, with some of the guest speakers at the Growing SA Conference held in Hahndorf on Friday - Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie; State Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell; State Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, Primary Industries, Food and Wine David Ridgway; and Federal Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, SA Senator Anne Ruston.

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Cloud over future of payphones in regional Australia

The Federal Government has failed to reassure rural Australia that payphones will continue in regional areas with poor mobile phone coverage, after the future of the network was raised in Question Time today by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Federal Liberals abandon SA by failing to stand up for Murray

In stark contrast to their State counterparts, Federal Liberals have abandoned Murray River communities in South Australia by voting against a national judicial inquiry into claims of water thefts and corruption upstream in NSW, according to the Nick Xenophon Team.

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Call for for Deputy PM to step aside from Water Ministry

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to step aside as the Water Resources Minister while allegations about “secret” deals between the National Party and large irrigators are investigated.

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Young Mayo launches 'Clean Up The Bay'

Members of the Young Mayo group on the South Coast will be getting their hands dirty to make a difference to the beach environments on the Fleurieu Peninsula in August.

Photograph: Young Mayo members Olivia Scott, left, and Isabella Cook prepare for the Clean Up The Bay event at Horseshoe Bay with Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Strong turnout for grant writing workshop

Nearly 200 people attended two grant writing workshops hosted by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie in the Hills and on the South Coast this month.

Photograph: Tailem Bend Community Centre Co-ordinator Tammy Shepherd, left, with the Federal Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie.

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MP explores hybrid model for South Coast bus service

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is exploring a new option to increase South Coast bus services into Adelaide while still maintaining a direct bus route into the city centre.

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