Centre Alliance secures on-air extension for Channel 44

Community television station Channel 44 will remain on-air for another 12 months thanks to the advocacy of Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie.

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Final approval of netting scheme a timely win for Hills growers

The final approval for a $7.3 million netting scheme to help apple, pear and cherry growers in Mayo future-proof their orchards has been welcomed by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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 in 2019.

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Give $84 million back to the ABC

Centre Alliance is calling on the Federal Government to use the upcoming budget to reverse the $84 million in paused indexation funding for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Allegations of 'hear no evil, see no evil' culture within NDIS watchdog

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is calling for an urgent review into claims of a 'hear no evil, see no evil' culture within the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission in South Australia.

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SA needs food safety treatment plant to grow export markets

Commonwealth investment in a food safety treatment facility close to Adelaide will be critical for South Australian growers wanting to expand into new export markets, according to the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Water rights must be directly subject to foreign investment approval

The Federal Government needs to ensure that water rights are directly subject to Foreign Investment Review Board approval, Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie will argue today.

ABOVE: Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie's motion to be tabled in Parliament today.

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Backflip on WA ship erodes public confidence in live sheep regulations

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has written to Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to ask whether the sudden reversal of a decision preventing a live sheep export ship sailing to Kuwait during the northern summer months will be reviewed by the Inspector-General of Live Exports.

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Crossbench continues push for National Integrity Commission

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie joined her five Crossbench colleagues this week in calling for the Government to create a National Integrity Commission.

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Keep Channel 44 switched on

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie used Question Time to ask Communications Minister Paul Fletcher to extend the broadcasting licence for Adelaide-based community television station Channel 44 beyond June 30.

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Relief Fund launched to support COVID-19 recovery

The Mount Barker District Council has launched a COVID-19 community relief fund supported by Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and State Member for Kavel Dan Cregan.

Photo: Rod Cooper from Mount Barker Rotary, left, State Member for Kavel Dan Cregan, Rebekha, Mount Barker Mayor Ann Ferguson and Sean Hanes, manager of the Mount Barker Community Centre.

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