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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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Marshall puts Chaffey firmly on the agenda

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall will meet with industry stakeholders, local businesses and engage with the community during a two-day tour of Chaffey.

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Gago shortchanges Riverland by $6.2 million

The Riverland has been shortchanged by the Weatherill Labor Government, which is withholding $6.2 million of the Riverland Sustainable Futures Fund from local businesses.

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Seven months of silence on Futures Fund

The next week will mark seven months since the last announcement of a grant from the Riverland Sustainable Futures Fund.
 
Liberal Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said the Riverland community was tired of waiting on Minister Gago’s convenience.

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