No Bull: Turnbull handballs question over Aussie bid for cattle empire

The Federal Government has failed to say whether it supports a 100 per cent bid for the S. Kidman & Co cattle empire over a bid from Gina Rinehart and her Chinese partner Shanghai CRED.

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Flexible Vocational Education Vital for Mayo

Students in Mayo need a flexible framework for vocational education training (VET) in order to find jobs and fill skill shortages in the region, local Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie said today.

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Sharkie Talks Storm Damage with Transport Minister

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie will be pushing to have the Yankalilla Council added to the disaster areas declared by the South Australian Government after raising the plight of her region’s storm damaged roads with Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester.

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NXT Rejects Five-Week Dole Wait

The Nick Xenophon Team has rejected the Coalition’s proposed welfare reforms for young people and pensioners, saying it was fundamentally unfair for the Federal Government to repair the budget off the back of some of Australia’s most disadvantaged.

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Youth Week funding in doubt

NXT MP Rebekha Sharkie is concerned about the future of one of Australia’s largest events for young people after the Federal Government dodged a question about National Youth Week funding this week.

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Government vacation before acting on VET rort

The Coalition Government’s criteria for axing courses in the scandal-riddled vocational education training (VET) sector failed to look at the future employment needs of Australia, particularly the fast growing aged care and disability sectors, NXT Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said today.

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BP Bight Backdown a Win for SA

BP’s decision to abandon exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight is a victory for South Australia and the communities across the Fleurieu Coast, says SA Senator Nick Xenophon and Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Government Does 'Cut and Shut' on Auto Industry

Industry Minister Greg Hunt dodged a direct question about the future of the Automotive Transformation Scheme, raising serious concerns that the $1.24 billion sitting in the ATS will remain unspent instead of urgently saving and creating jobs in manufacturing, says NXT Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Sharkie welcomes student VET reform

Government reforms to VET-FEE HELP will protect thousands of students in Mayo who seek post-high school vocational training every year, Local MP Rebekha Sharkie says.

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Backpacker tax move more of a sideways shuffle

Senator Nick Xenophon and his colleague Rebekha Sharkie MP, the Member for Mayo, have renewed their calls for urgent changes to ‘inflexible and punitive’ welfare rules to give young unemployed Australians a chance to do seasonal work on farms.

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