$1M in drought funding a boon for KI

The Prime Minister’s announcement of a $1 million funding injection for the Kangaroo Island Council as part of the Government’s latest suite of drought-assistance measures will be a boost for farmers doing it tough on KI, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said this week.


Image: Bureau of Meteorology rainfall percentile 1 January 2017 to 30 September 2019

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Strong turnout for scam awareness presentation

Nearly 50 people attended a scam awareness presentation hosted this week by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and her Centre Alliance colleague Senator Stirling Griff.

Photo: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, left, Senior Constable Libby Bruce from the Hills Fleurieu Police Crime Prevention Section, Centre Alliance Senator Stirling Griff, NBN Co Local Manager SA and NT Kym Morgan, National Australia Bank Victor Harbor Branch Manager Samantha Thomas and General Manager SA Telstra Regional Australia Mark Bolton were guest speakers at a scam awareness presentation.

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Netting scheme needed for fruit growers

In the wake of the devastating hailstorm that swept through the Riverland last night, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Government to help South Australian fruit growers finance netting for vulnerable crops.

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is pictured with Hills apple growers Susie Green, left, Matthew Flavell and Jody Schultz at a netted Ceravolo Orchard at Nairne prior to the Apple & Pear Growers Association of SA annual meeting last month.

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Act now on aged care staffing transparency

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie says the Government can act quickly to address some of the “Neglect” highlighted in the title of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Interim Report released yesterday

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Flagged data sharing legislation good news for auto repairers

Flagged Government legislation that would make it easier for small business car repairers to service the latest model vehicles has been welcomed by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Low fuel stocks the 'real' threat to national security

The Federal Government needs to step up and meet Australia’s automotive fuel security obligations instead of diverting the blame to the states for not giving carte blanche to local oil exploration, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said today.

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News measures to stop mobile phone number fraud

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the Government’s decision to introduce tougher identification measures to stop fraudsters hijacking people’s mobile phone numbers.

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Mayo teachers take out Prime Minister’s science awards

Two teachers from Mayo who have taken out the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are an inspiration for young women, local Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie said today after meeting them at Parliament House.

Photo: Rebekha caught up with Samantha Moyle from Kangarilla, who teaches at Brighton Secondary School and received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools, and Sarah Finney of Bridgewater, who teaches at Stirling East Primary School and was presented with the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools.

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Rebekha secures new clubrooms for Birdwood

Birdwood Netball Club has secured a grant for $105,000 to build new clubrooms thanks to the advocacy of the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Photo: Rebekha is pictured with Birdwood Netball Club officials Amanda Schapel, Ben Walsh and Shane Mudge.

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Speaker and former Crossbench colleague receive integrity awards

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has congratulated the Speaker of the House, Tony Smith, and former Independent MP Cathy McGowan on receiving Parliamentary Integrity Awards this week.

Photo: Rebekha with former Independent MP Cathy McGowan, who received a Parliamentary Integrity Award, and the Independent Member for Indi Helen Haines.

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