Full house at business Budget breakfast

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon hosted a full house of business people at their breakfast debriefing of the Federal Budget.

Photograph: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie with Gumeracha business owners Donna and Stuart Flew from Talunga Estate.

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Government fails to commit to using Australian steel in $70 billion infrastructure spend

The Prime Minister’s failure to commit to using Australian steel in its $70 billion spending spree on infrastructure announced in the Budget is a “national disgrace”, the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie says.

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SA short-changed in infrastructure spend-up

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie says South Australia has been short-changed in the national infrastructure spending spree in the Federal Budget.

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Budget win for Mayo roads

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the Federal Budget announcement to bring back local road funding for South Australian Councils as a huge win for road safety in Mayo.

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Clean Energy Roadshow a boon for business

Winemakers, orchardists, food producers and community leaders seized the opportunity to learn about renewable energy systems and financing schemes during a Clean Energy Roadshow hosted by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Photo: Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, left, and Clean Energy Finance Corporation Associate Director of Aggregation Partnerships Yolande Pepperall cuddle one of the lambs at Island Pure. The sheep dairy at Cygnet River hosted one of the Clean Energy Forums on Kangaroo Island.

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MP campaigns to restore local road funding

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie is calling on the Government to bring back a council road funding program that slashed nearly $1.2 million from road maintenance in her electorate when it was axed in the 2014 Federal Budget.


Mt Barker Mayor Ann Ferguson, left, Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and Adelaide Hills Deputy Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom examine the eroded surface of Swamp Road at Balhannah near Oakwood Road near the border of the two councils. The road is used by many heavy vehicles. Last year the Adelaide Hills Council applied for a Special Local Roads Program matched funding grant of $420,000 from the State Government. The program uses money sourced from the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. The application was knocked back. The council has applied again and is waiting on an answer.


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Guild art loan a 'slice of home'

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie will take two pieces of home back with her to Canberra when Parliament resumes next week.

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Winery seeks energy security

CAPTION: Melissa Brown from Gemtree Winery talks about the features of her organic biodynamic sustainable enterprise at McLaren Vale with Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Organically-certified Gemtree Winery at McLaren Vale has a 10kW solar system to run its cellar door and a 100kW system to cover much of the energy needs of the winery.

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Heathfield household carbon neutral

Heathfield resident Keith Bladon admits he was “not very green” but thanks to his investment in solar, wind and battery storage, his high energy use household is now carbon neutral.

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Mayo leads way in renewable energy

In the lead-up to hosting five energy forums for businesses and farmers across Mayo, Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie completed a road trip of renewable energy projects across her electorate.

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