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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Rebekha asks Minister to review 'glamping' plan for KI park

Mayo MP Rebekha Sharkie has asked the Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley to step in and review a controversial plan to build accommodation and roads in sensitive areas of the Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island.

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MP welcomes decision to host tax review forum on KI

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed a decision by the Productivity Commission to visit Kangaroo Island as part of its year-long review into concessions for remote Australian communities.

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NBN upgrades fixed wireless towers in Mayo

Users of NBN Fixed Wireless technology in parts of the Federal Electorate Mayo may experience brief loss of service in the coming fortnight as NBN Co continues its program of tower upgrades across the electorate.

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Government urged to consult Islanders on zone tax offset

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Productivity Commission to add Kangaroo Island to its schedule of public forums as the Federal Government continues its review of tax relief for remote communities.

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Centre Alliance to push for constitutional protection for freedom of speech

Centre Alliance will introduce legislation into the Senate to propose an amendment to the Australian Constitution to protect freedom of speech and freedom of the press along similar lines to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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MP welcomes return of Youth Minister position

After years of calling for the reinstatement of a Youth Minister, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the appointment of Senator Richard Colbeck to the position under Prime Minister Scott Morrison's new ministry.

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