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Vice Regal │The Advertiser

On Thursday morning, Her Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council. Afterwards, at Port Adelaide, the Governor and Mr Bunten visited the City of Adelaide Clipper...

November 2023

15 Nov 2023

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Angas Go-Kart Club celebrates 60th anniversary │The Mount Barker Courier

By Louis Mayfield The Angas Go-Kart Club recently celebrated a milestone with two days of racing, memorials and award presentations at its Strathalbyn racecourse.The 60th anniversary club championships drew about 300 people including racers, pit crews and spectators...
8 Nov 2023

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60th Birthday for Go-Karts │The Fleurieu Sun

By Michael Simmons It was ready set go at the Angas Go-Kart Club’s 60th anniversary club championships on Saturday, November 4. Liberal Senator Andrew McLachlan was there and officially opened...

October 2023

18 Oct 2023

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Australia votes 'no' to the Voice│The Fleurieu Sun

By Dani Brown The referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament has been defeated after a majority of Australians voted ’no’. In the Mayo electorate, of the votes counted by...
18 Oct 2023

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Libs in the hunt for SA's green vote│IN Daily

By Belinda Willis A band of South Australian Liberals thinks it can wrestle green votes from the left side of politics, launching the first branch of the Coalition for Conservation...
5 Oct 2023

Federal Parliament

Region at Risk? │The Murray Pioneer

By Hugh Schuitemaker and Alexandra BullTHE risks presented to the Riverland by water buybacks were hammered home by a gaggle of visiting Coalition politicians in Renmark yesterday afternoon. Barker MP Tony Pasin was...

September 2023

August 2023

8 Aug 2023

Federal Parliament

Attack on Backpackers │The Times, Victor Harbor

By Michael Simmons An increase in visa fees will impact backpackers and working holiday makers from coming to Australia and according to South Australian Senator Andrew McLachlan, the Federal Government has risen the fee to the...

July 2023

25 Jul 2023

Federal Parliament

Mayo infrastructure at risk │The Times, Victor Harbor

By Michael Simmons ESSENTIAL infrastructure projects in Mayo are at risk under the Albanese Labor Government, with the funding for these projects currently under review.Ahead of the 2023-24 Federal Budget, the Labor Government announced...

June 2023

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13 Feb 2023

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Mayo misses out on federal grants │The Fleurieu Sun

By Michael SimmonsIndependent Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and Liberal Federal Senator Andrew McLachlan are "outraged" with the lack of funding going to regional areas including Mayo. "I have berated...

January 2023

13 Jan 2023

Federal Parliament

Phone dead zone plagues Back Valley│The Fleurieu Sun

By Bryan Littlely Back Valley residents were plunged into a communications dead zone on New Year's Eve, lasting up to five days with the farming district’s land lines completely cut and...

December 2022

14 Dec 2022

Federal Parliament

Government backflip on Study Hubs │The Fleurieu Sun

By Michael Simmons Independent Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and Liberal Federal Senator Andrew McLachlan are "outraged" with the lack of funding going to regional areas including Mayo. "I have...

November 2022

17 Nov 2022

Federal Parliament

Bill threatens small business │The Fleurieu Sun

By Michael Simmons The Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill proposed by the Labor Federal Government passed the House of Representatives (Lower House) last week and is on a collision course...
4 Nov 2022

Federal Parliament

Flag flies high at Strath Scouts │The Fleurieu Sun

By Michael Simmons The Australian flag is proudly flying high at Strathalbyn’s Lance Holdsworth Scouting Centre, following a visit from Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan and Member for Hammond...

October 2022

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13 May 2022

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Boost to mental health services in Mayo│Media Release

The Hon. Greg Hunt MPMinister for Health and Aged Care The Hon. David Coleman MPAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Senator Andrew McLachlan CSCSenator...
13 May 2022

Federal Parliament

Telecommunications boost for Kangaroo Island│Media Release

Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzieMinister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education Senator Andrew McLachlan CSCSenator for South Australia JOINT MEDIA RELEASE  Residents and visitors to Vivonne Bay on...
3 May 2022

Federal Parliament

$446,000 to upgrade Back Valley Bridge │ Media release

The Morrison Government is continuing to invest in infrastructure projects across Mayo, with $446,000 allocated to replace the Keen Road Bridge at Back Valley. This project forms part of the...

April 2022

10 Apr 2022

Federal Parliament

Safer roads across Mayo │ Media Release

The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPDeputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development The Hon Scott Buchholz MPAssistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight TransportFederal Member for Wright Senator Andrew...
9 Apr 2022

Federal Parliament

Safer roads across Kingston | Media Release

Residents of Kingston received a major road safety boost today with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $1.39 million toward two important projects under the 2022–23 Black Spot Program...

March 2022

7 Mar 2022

Federal Parliament

Powering community groups in Mayo | Media Release

Joint Media Release THE HON ANGUS TAYLOR MPMinister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction THE HON TIM WILSON MPAssistant Minister to the Minister for Industry,Energy and Emissions Reduction SENATOR ANDREW...
2 Mar 2022

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Supporting local government in Mayo | Media Release

The Hon Kevin Hogan MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime MinisterAssistant Minister for Local GovernmentFederal Member for Page Senator Andrew McLachlan CSCSenator for South Australia JOINT MEDIA RELEASE  Local...

February 2022

January 2022

1 Jan 2022

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Cash for Communities | Wine Coast Whippet

Councils across the federal electorate of Mayo are to receive more than $13 million to update roads and infrastructure with the Wine Coast region firmly in the driving seat.The City...

December 2021

16 Dec 2021

Federal Parliament

$8.2 million project on track | The Times, Victor Harbor

Taylor Harvey  WORKS are progressing at the $8.2 million Goolwa Oval Recreation Precinct, with stage one of the project nearing completion.The redevelopment of the facility has received another significant boost...
2 Dec 2021

Federal Parliament

New Facilities for School | Adelaide Hills Herald

Alexandra Bull Staff and students at The Hills Christian Community School in Verdun will benefit from a project that will deliver a new junior secondary school building, funded as part...

November 2021

October 2021

30 Oct 2021

Federal Parliament

Life-changing sports and community hub opens | Media Release

October 30 - Joint Media Release Families in Adelaide’s south will have access to new state-of-the-art sporting and community facilities, with a $3.5 million sports and community hub opening at Christie...
27 Oct 2021

Federal Parliament

$400,000 for restoration project | Mount Barker Courier

Scott Murphy Milang's Lakeside Butter Factory and its adjacent cottage will see new life after a $400,000 Federal grant was awarded to help with the historic restoration project. The project...

August 2021

July 2021

30 Jul 2021

Federal Parliament

Healthy Rivers Program delivers for Mayo communities

MEDIA RELEASE Healthy Rivers Program delivers for communities in Mayo THE HON KEITH PITT MP Minister for Resources and Water Member for Hinkler SENATOR ANDREW MCLACHLAN CSC ­­Senator for South...

June 2021

21 Jun 2021

Federal Parliament

My first motion moved and passed!

I am pleased to announce that my first motion moved as a Senator, was passed by the Senate! The great dedication and service of our paramedics was the motivation for moving this...

May 2021

10 May 2021

Federal Parliament

Major road bypass proposed for Hahndorf | InDaily

By Thomas Kelsall  A bypass will be built around the traffic-congested Adelaide Hills town of Hahndorf, with the State Government putting forward three proposals for interchanges and link roads between...

April 2021

14 Apr 2021

Federal Parliament

Community resources for commemorating Anzac Day in 2021

The Department of Veterans' Affairs has released a digital kitbag that includes a range of practical resources to help community members, groups and organisations mark Anzac Day.  Some of these resources...

March 2021

11 Mar 2021

Federal Parliament

Victor Harbor Road surface receives makeover

Road users will soon enjoy a safer, smoother ride on Victor Harbor Road, with just over $3 million worth of resurfacing works getting underway this week. The resurfacing works are...
11 Mar 2021

Federal Parliament

Tourism and aviation's flight path to recovery

South Australians will be able to travel to Kangaroo Island half-price as part of the Federal Government’s new $1.2 billion aviation and tourism support program. The package announced today will...
7 Mar 2021

Federal Parliament

Opening the new Woodchester Tennis Club upgrades

A privilege to have been invited to open three upgraded courts at the Woodchester Tennis Club this morning.  This much-needed project was made possible by the support of the Federal...

February 2021

26 Feb 2021

Federal Parliament

Road safety funding flows to Mayo

New road safety upgrades and improvements will be delivered in Mayo thanks to a $1.5 million investment from the Australian and South Australian governments. Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan...
26 Feb 2021

Federal Parliament

One year in the Senate

One year ago today, I delivered my maiden speech in the Senate. Since this day, I have taken every opportunity to bring attention to the issues facing South Australians and...

January 2021

12 Jan 2021

Federal Parliament

Applications now open for Building Better Regions - Round 5

The Australian Government announced $200 million in the 2020-21 Budget for a fifth round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).  The $1.04 billion BBRF supports the Australian Government's commitment...

December 2020

16 Dec 2020

Federal Parliament

Catching up with my friends at RSB

After a busy two weeks in Canberra, I thoroughly enjoyed stopping by to visit all my friends at the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) in Gilles Plains.  They run an...
9 Dec 2020

Federal Parliament

Keeping Australians safe online

Ensuring Australians are safe online and protected from cyber security threats is a crucial focus of the Morrison Government. You can watch my question to the Minister representing the Minister...

November 2020

9 Nov 2020

Federal Parliament

Legacy's Remembrance Walk 2020

On 6 November, I joined my State colleague Nicola Centofanti MLC at Legacy South Australia & Broken Hill's Remembrance Walk. As a veteran myself and as a Legatee of Legacy, I...

October 2020

23 Oct 2020

Federal Parliament

New arts building for Mount Barker Waldorf School

Last week, I was very pleased to view the impressive new arts building at Mount Barker Waldorf School ahead of its opening today. My commitments in Canberra for Budget Estimates...
23 Oct 2020

Federal Parliament

Men's Sheds Grants now open

Men’s Sheds across Mayo have been invited to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme (NSDP). Funded by the Federal Government...
23 Oct 2020

Federal Parliament

2020-21 Federal Budget: Delivering for Mayo

The Federal Government is investing in major transport infrastructure projects for the electorate of Mayo as part of our economic recovery plan.  Key investments include: - $200 million for the Hahndorf Township...

September 2020

15 Sep 2020

Federal Parliament

Official Opening of 'The Hub'

Today I joined Alexandrina Council in officially opening ‘The Hub’, an innovative space designed to connect and grow the more than 2000 local businesses across the region. The Federal Government...
10 Sep 2020

Federal Parliament

Space Discovery Centre Sod Turn

I represented the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews alongside Premier Steven Marshall to celebrate the build of two fantastic space facilities right here in Adelaide. In the...

August 2020

29 Aug 2020

Federal Parliament

First day of Legacy Week

Today marks the first day of #LegacyWeek. This is an opportunity to not only reflect on the sacrifices made by our defence personnel, but to also support their loved ones...
27 Aug 2020

Federal Parliament

Question Time: An update on our nation's defence

Today in Question Time I asked Defence Minister, Senator Linda Reynolds, to update the Chamber on Australia's defence strategic policy. The Federal Government is committed to supporting our defence forces...

June 2020

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