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SA at risk of losing $12 million almond investment as Victorian Government announces funding

South Australia is at risk of losing one of the most important horticultural research and development investments in the past decade with the Victorian Coalition today committing $12 million to an Almond Centre of Excellence should it win the November election.
 

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Celebrating SA’s irrigators during National Water Week

Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone is urging South Australians to recognise the importance of the River Murray to the South Australian economy during National Water Week.
 

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South Australians pay the price for Labor’s stormwater ignorance

South Australian taxpayers are paying the price for Labor’s decision to unnecessarily double the size of Adelaide’s desalination plant while ignoring stormwater harvesting opportunities.

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New market access needed for SMEs in regional SA

Small and medium sized enterprises across regional South Australia must be provided with further support to access new markets, with recently released statistics revealing a significant spike in business insolvencies in regional South Australia in the 2014 June quarter.
 

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Mallee road upgrades welcomed in light of rail future

Liberal Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone has welcomed a $2.3 million investment into vital Mallee highways and the continued operation of rail infrastructure in the Riverland and Mallee for a further 12 months.

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Regional South Australia’s unrealised trade potential

A key step in establishing and strengthening trade and investment opportunities between China and regional South Australia is occurring this week, with a visit by a delegation of Chinese business representatives.

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Liberal MPs demand Public Works Committee take further contamination evidence

Liberal Members of the Public Works Committee will today demand that the Tonsley Redevelopment Committee is recalled so that further contamination issues can be discussed in light of the recent Clovelly Park contamination crisis.

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Labor Government fails on $50 school sports voucher

The State Labor Government has admitted its $50 school sports voucher election promise will only go to less than a quarter of the 213,000 primary school aged children in South Australia.

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South Australia to reap the benefits of Japanese FTA

South Australian exporters to Japan will significantly benefit from a landmark Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Australia and Japan in Canberra today.
 

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Coalition’s investment in infrastructure to reduce water buybacks welcomed by SA irrigators

A Federal Coalition decision to further invest in water-saving infrastructure to reduce the water buyback target for the Murray-Darling Basin has been welcomed by South Australian irrigators and river communities.

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