Mining exclusion zone critical for KI

The Federal Government’s recent decision to introduce a mining exclusion zone in the Southern and Western Kangaroo Island Marine Parks has been welcomed by the Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Age Pension poverty prompts call for urgent review

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie wants a better deal for people receiving the Age Pension to stop vulnerable elderly Australians from slipping into poverty.

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NXT secures much needed boost for drug rehabilitation programs

Pending a final vote in the Senate, the Nick Xenophon Team has secured an extra $40 million for drug addiction services, including specialist methamphetamine rehabilitation facilities in South Australia, as part of the Government’s welfare reform package.

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More dud Murray-Darling water buyback allegations

The Nick Xenophon Team will ask the Auditor-General to review allegations raised in an analysis released today by The Australia Institute that the Federal Government overpaid vendors for water in the Condamine-Balonne valley. 

 

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MP welcomes Canberra camp funding for Kangaroo Island students

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a $180 subsidy for Kangaroo Island students to cover the costs of a school trip to Canberra.

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Affordable transport promise for the South Coast and Alexandrina

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has joined SA-BEST Leader Nick Xenophon and SA-BEST candidates for Finniss and Mawson, Joe Hill and Hazel Wainwright, in announcing a State Election commitment for a Regional Public Transport Plan for the Fleurieu Peninsula and Alexandrina.

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NXT welcomes commitment on inquiry into higher education

The Nick Xenophon Team has welcomed Federal Labor’s announcement last Thursday of a National Inquiry into Post-Secondary Education.

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Bill to shut gate on draconian farm lending practices

A Private Member’s Bill seeking to protect small farm businesses from “arbitrary and draconian” lending practices has been introduced by the Federal Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie.

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Sharkie wins bus service switch to Seaford

Following strong advocacy with the State Government and transport authorities, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has successfully lobbied for changes to the new South Coast bus timetable to improve passenger services.

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NXT calls on Feds to fund their share of Victor Harbor Road upgrade

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Federal Government to contribute its fair share to the long overdue duplication of the dangerous Victor Harbor Road.

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