Cuppa with Katter
Please join me and Federal Member for Kennedy, Mr Bob Katter MP, for a discussion about how independent political voices can achieve great things for their communities.
After years of being taken for granted, Mayo now matters and that’s thanks to our community choosing me, Rebekha Sharkie, a member of a minor party, in the 2016 election to make us a marginal seat.
Putting the community of Mayo first and being your voice in Canberra has been my focus for the past two years and together, I believe we have so much more to achieve.
During my time as your elected MP I forged strong relationships with my fellow Crossbench MPs, including Cathy McGowan MP, Andrew Wilkie MP and Bob Katter MP.
We have different views and don’t always vote along the same lines, but what we do share is a passion for our local communities, the tenacity to fight for the people we represent and a deep respect for each other as independent political voices.
Next week one of my Crossbench colleagues, the Queenslander with the big hat, Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, is taking two days out of his busy schedule to join me on the by-election campaign trail.
I have enormous respect for Bob, one of the ‘grandfathers of Australian politics’. We have worked together on issues such as protecting the reputation of Australian beef, putting Australian jobs first and stopping overseas countries from profiting from fake Aboriginal art.
Please join me and Bob at one of three events being held across the electorate, including;
- Club Fleurieu at 140-142 Main South Road, next Wednesday, 23 May, 11am-12.30pm, where we will be visiting the Yankalilla Men’s Shed before stopping for morning tea.
- Strathalbyn RSL at the Strathalbyn Oval on Ashbourne Road, Strathalbyn, on Wednesday, 23 May, 6.30-8pm, for a ‘cuppa’ and discussion on how independent political voices achieve great things for their communities.
- The Senior Citizens Hall in Lobethal on Thursday, 24 May, 10am-11.30pm, for a ‘cuppa’ and a discussion.