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Labor refuses to rule out seeking water from irrigators

Shadow River Murray and Water Minister Michelle Lensink and Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone are calling on Premier Weatherill to guarantee South Australia’s remaining commitment to the Murray Darling Basin Plan will not fall on irrigators.

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Labor refuses to rule out seeking water from irrigators

Shadow River Murray and Water Minister Michelle Lensink and Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone are calling on Premier Weatherill to guarantee South Australia’s remaining commitment to the Murray Darling Basin Plan will not fall on irrigators.

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Spread the word: Leave your fruit and vegetables at home over Easter

South Australians are being encouraged to spread the word and warn family and friends travelling over the Easter holidays not to threaten the State’s fruit fly free status by bringing fruit and vegetables into fruit fly exclusion zones.

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Another fruit fly outbreak in South Australia

As the Riverland fights to eradicate Queensland fruit fly, a Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak has been declared today at Sellicks Beach in Adelaide.

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Holes in Labor fruit fly strategy let fruit flies through

Critical weaknesses in the Weatherill Labor Government’s fruit fly strategy have been exposed with the horticultural pest passing through quarantine roadblocks, and now detected in the Riverland.

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River communities welcome decision to disallow critically endangered listing

The Federal Government’s move to disallow the listing of the River Murray as “critically endangered” has been welcomed by the State Liberals’ Shadow Water Minister Michelle Lensink and Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone.

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Blame game but still no trigger points on $2.2b desal plant

Sadly for South Australians, Premier Weatherill’s Water Minister continues to play the blame game over Labor's $2.2 billion desalination plant.
 

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Truly Mexican label must be removed from sale

Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone is calling on beverage giant Lion to immediately remove imported juice label Berri Truly from supermarket shelves.
 

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Basin Plan signed but still so many unanswered questions

The Weatherill Labor Government must come clean about how much water South Australia will have to give up, and where it is going to come from, as part of its share in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, says Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone.

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Riverland hopefuls forced to play waiting game on Futures Fund

Premier Weatherill must ensure that his Labor Government reopens the Riverland Sustainable Futures Fund following revelations that businesses still have no information about how to access the remaining $5.1 million.
 

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