Statement on Foodbank decision

Statement from Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie regarding the Prime Minister Scott Morrison's decision to reverse the funding cut to Foodbank.

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ScoMo the 'Christmas Grinch' on Foodbank funding cut

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie says some of Australia’s best-known charities, including the Hutt Street Centre and UnitingCare Wesley, will be affected by today’s announcement that the Federal Government has halved funding to the Foodbank charity.

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Free vote needed for Bill on live sheep export ban

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie wants to bring back legislation to phase out long-haul live sheep exports, and she has called on the Prime Minister to allow a “free vote” on the contentious issue.

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Call for Coorong wetland to be added to 'endangered' list

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has joined several conservation groups in calling on an international wetlands watchdog to add the Coorong to its “endangered” list.

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'headspace' expansion on track for Mayo

The Health Minister Greg Hunt has flagged expanded ‘headspace services’ for the South Coast and the Adelaide Hills following a question in Parliament today from the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

During the by-election Rebekha Sharkie, centre, discussed her campaign to bring a 'shop front' headspace mental health service to the Fleurieu with Eastern Fleurieu School Strathalbyn student Ebony Brackstone, left, Victor Harbor High School students Matthew Pajer and Jorja Hann-Barke and Investigator College students (and sisters) Isabella and Gabby Cook.

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National apology institutional child abuse

This week Rebekha placed on the record Centre Alliance’s endorsement of the national apology to the victims of institutional child sexual abuse. Rebekha expressed her heartfelt apology to the survivors on behalf of the electorate of Mayo. 

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KICE students are in the 'House'

In only their second ever visit to Canberra, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie welcomed Kangaroo Island Community Education (KICE) students to Parliament today.

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ANZ boss asked to reverse branch closures

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has gone straight to the boss of the ANZ to ask him to overturn the decision to close the bank branches in Lobethal and Goolwa.

PHOTO: Lobethal business Garry Hughes organised a petition calling on the ANZ to reverse its decision to close the local branch. He collected more than 1800 signatures.

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Break the NZ impasse on asylum seekers

Centre Alliance cautiously welcomes Labor’s move towards finding a solution for families on Nauru.

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Clear skies for timely release of climate data

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has today introduced a Private Member’s Bill to force the timely release of climate change data so the Government cannot hide unwelcome emissions information.

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