Aldinga Washpool needs to be listed as conservation area

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has written to the State Environment Minister, David Speirs, to ask him to consider community requests to consolidate the 'Aldinga Washpool' sites into the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park.

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Bill to bring river under Commonwealth control

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has introduced a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Australian Constitution so the Commonwealth can manage national water resources that cross state and territory boundaries.

The Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) Bill 2019 mirrors legislation tabled in the Senate this month by Centre Alliance Environment spokesperson Senator Rex Patrick.

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Centre Alliance moves amendment to address mental health services shortfall for veterans

Centre Alliance will move an amendment in the Senate to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Bill 2019 to improve veterans' access to psychological and psychiatric services.

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Crossbench calls for National Integrity Commission 'with teeth'

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and her Centre Alliance Senate colleagues Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff joined other Crossbench Members this week in calling for the Government to legislate a National Integrity Commission (NIC) with "real teeth".

The MPs and Senators hosted a press conference in Parliament House on Wednesday with David Harper AM, former Victorian Supreme Court Judge and member of the Australia Institute National Integrity Committee.

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Time for constitutional backstop for press freedom

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has introduced a Private Members' Bill to enshrine the right of freedom of expression, including freedom of the press, within the Australian Constitution.

The Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) Bill 2019 was introduced by Rebekha today after mirror legislation was introduced earlier in the month by Centre Alliance Senators Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff.

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Drought Fund amendment ensures future for all farmers

The Federal Government’s Future Drought Fund will have to focus on building the resilience of all farming regions in Australia – not just the east coast – thanks to the work of Centre Alliance.

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Rebekha introduces five Private Members' Bills

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has fulfilled a 2019 election commitment and introduced five Private Member Bills into the 46th Parliament today. The legislation covered:

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Government must act on Murray-Darling Four Corners 'cash slash' exposé

After shocking revelations on Monday night's ABC Four Corners episode about money from the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan being handed to irrigators to expand their operations and use more water, Centre Alliance has called on the Government to take action to save Australia's most important river system.

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Independent body must set deeming rate

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Government to set up an independent agency to set the deeming rate used to calculate the fortnightly payments for more than a million Australian pensioners, including about 6500 recipients in Mayo.

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Centre Alliance to support tax cuts

After lengthy negotiations with the Government to address concerns that Centre Alliance has about rising energy costs, and particularly the high electricity costs in South Australia, Centre Alliance has agreed to support the Government’s personal tax cuts legislation.

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