Fast facts about new emergency care services

Yesterday the State Government announced that the Mount Barker Hospital would have a full-time doctor on site next month ahead of a multi-million dollar expansion of emergency department services.

(photo) Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie with State Health Minister Jack Snelling at the announcement of $6.7 million over four years for the emergency department.

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$6.7 million investment in emergency services at Mount Barker Hospital

Today’s announcement that the Mount Barker Hospital will have a full-time doctor on site ahead of a multi-million dollar expansion of emergency department services is a huge win for the Hills community, says Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Volunteer support services facing closure

NXT Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has warned that seven centres in South Australia helping organisations such as Trees For Life and The Fringe to recruit and train volunteers are facing closure thanks to funding changes announced in the Federal Budget.

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Two women represent Mayo at Indigenous Youth Parliament

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie welcomed not one but two representatives from her electorate at the National Indigenous Youth Parliament this week.

 

CAPTION: Indigenous Youth Parliament representatives Ashleigh Darrie, left, and Kaitlin Purcell are pictured with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, right.

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Full house at business Budget breakfast

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon hosted a full house of business people at their breakfast debriefing of the Federal Budget.

Photograph: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie with Gumeracha business owners Donna and Stuart Flew from Talunga Estate.

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Government fails to commit to using Australian steel in $70 billion infrastructure spend

The Prime Minister’s failure to commit to using Australian steel in its $70 billion spending spree on infrastructure announced in the Budget is a “national disgrace”, the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie says.

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SA short-changed in infrastructure spend-up

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie says South Australia has been short-changed in the national infrastructure spending spree in the Federal Budget.

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Budget win for Mayo roads

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the Federal Budget announcement to bring back local road funding for South Australian Councils as a huge win for road safety in Mayo.

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Clean Energy Roadshow a boon for business

Winemakers, orchardists, food producers and community leaders seized the opportunity to learn about renewable energy systems and financing schemes during a Clean Energy Roadshow hosted by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Photo: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, left, and Clean Energy Finance Corporation Associate Director of Aggregation Partnerships Yolande Pepperall cuddle one of the lambs at Island Pure. The sheep dairy at Cygnet River hosted one of the Clean Energy Forums on Kangaroo Island.

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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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