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Riverland on its own with fruit fly?

The Opposition today called on the State Government to guarantee it would eradicate any future fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland.

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Conlon admits: No consultation over Cadell Ferry

Transport Minister Conlon revealed in an estimates hearing today that the Weatherill Labor Government did not undertake enough consultation with affected communities before deciding to close the Cadell Ferry service.

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Premier goes to water in Basin Plan response

Premier Weatherill has backtracked on his position to return a minimum of 4000 gigalitres to the Murray River, with its submission to the Murray Darling Basin Authority asking for modelling of lower flow scenarios.

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Premier ignores river communities and food producers

“River communities and food producers continue to be ignored in the Basin Plan debate in South Australia,” Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said today.

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More than 1000 united voices in Renmark

Premier Weatherill made an insulting and inadequate excuse in Question Time yesterday for not joining more than 1200 South Australians who attended last week’s vital Murray Darling Basin Authority consultation meeting in Renmark.

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Minister plays blame game on levee banks

With the community of Renmark at risk from a major flood, Water Minister Paul Caica is playing a blame game and failing to get on with the urgent job of remediating protective levee banks.

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Gillard and Burke break promise on buyback

Premier Weatherill’s failure to condemn the Federal Government’s decision to break the moratorium on water buybacks in the southern Murray-Darling Basin is a major blow to South Australian river communities and irrigators.

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NSW pillage of Basin continues

Gifting more water from the Murray-Darling Basin to New South Wales irrigators is a slap in the face to South Australia and demonstrates the need for fair and equitable water reform, Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said today.

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