Netting scheme needed for fruit growers

In the wake of the devastating hailstorm that swept through the Riverland last night, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has called on the Government to help South Australian fruit growers finance netting for vulnerable crops.

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 last month.

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Act now on aged care staffing transparency

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie says the Government can act quickly to address some of the “Neglect” highlighted in the title of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Interim Report released yesterday

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Flagged data sharing legislation good news for auto repairers

Flagged Government legislation that would make it easier for small business car repairers to service the latest model vehicles has been welcomed by the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

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Low fuel stocks the 'real' threat to national security

The Federal Government needs to step up and meet Australia’s automotive fuel security obligations instead of diverting the blame to the states for not giving carte blanche to local oil exploration, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said today.

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News measures to stop mobile phone number fraud

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has welcomed the Government’s decision to introduce tougher identification measures to stop fraudsters hijacking people’s mobile phone numbers.

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Mayo teachers take out Prime Minister’s science awards

Two teachers from Mayo who have taken out the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are an inspiration for young women, local Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie said today after meeting them at Parliament House.

Photo: Rebekha caught up with Samantha Moyle from Kangarilla, who teaches at Brighton Secondary School and received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools, and Sarah Finney of Bridgewater, who teaches at Stirling East Primary School and was presented with the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools.

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Rebekha secures new clubrooms for Birdwood

Birdwood Netball Club has secured a grant for $105,000 to build new clubrooms thanks to the advocacy of the Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.

Photo: Rebekha is pictured with Birdwood Netball Club officials Amanda Schapel, Ben Walsh and Shane Mudge.

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Speaker and former Crossbench colleague receive integrity awards

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has congratulated the Speaker of the House, Tony Smith, and former Independent MP Cathy McGowan on receiving Parliamentary Integrity Awards this week.

Photo: Rebekha with former Independent MP Cathy McGowan, who received a Parliamentary Integrity Award, and the Independent Member for Indi Helen Haines.

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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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