Call for climate change strategy to support farmers

A private member's motion calling for a national strategy on climate change and agriculture was backed by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie this week.

Photo: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie speaks at a press conference at Parliament House to discuss a private member's motion calling for a national strategy on climate change and agriculture.

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Royal Commission into casino industry urgently needed

The major parties' refusal to support a Crossbench call for a Royal Commission into allegations Crown Casino had engaged in money-laundering stinks of political donation influence, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said today.

Image: Donation data Crown Casino from the AEC’s Annual Returns database

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Time to raise the age of criminal responsibility

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is introducing a Private Members’ Bill to put pressure on the Government to follow a United Nations recommendation and raise the age of criminal responsibility in Australia from 10 to 14 years.

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MP supports eco-tourism proposal at Sugars Beach

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has backed a plan by the Alexandrina Council to “sensitively develop” a beach near the Murray Mouth into an eco-tourism site.

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Parliamentary committee to review donation reform Bill

Federal Parliament has decided to examine in more detail a Private Member’s Bill on political donation reform introduced by the Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Premier Marshall fails SA with his response to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission Report

Premier Steven Marshall has utterly failed all South Australians in his response today to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commissioner’s report, according to Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and her Centre Alliance colleagues Senators Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff.

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Crossbench MPs re-establish Friends of Climate Action

Members of the Crossbench – Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie and Independent MPs Dr Helen Haines and Zali Steggall – have re-established the Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action in the 46th Parliament.

Photo: Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action Co-Chairs Rebekha Sharkie, Member for Mayo, left, and Dr Helen Haines, Member for Indi, and Deputy Chair Zali Steggall, Member for Warringah, met last week with UNICEF Australia Young Ambassadors Lachlan Arthur and Steve Muan who presented the UNICEF Australia Young Ambassadors 2019 report ‘A Climate for Change’.  Climate change and its flow-on effects to wellbeing and safety were key topics in the report.

 

 

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Minister should check her facts on Flinders Chase development referral

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has used Question Time to ask the Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley – for a second time – 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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Child Care Bill change a boon for parents seeking holiday care

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed Government moves to tweak its year-old child care reform package to make life easier for parents who only access care during school holidays.

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MP calls for five-day disclosure of political donations

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has today introduced a Private Member’s Bill that will require all political donations to be reported in “real-time” – that is, no later than five business days after receipt.

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