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Government establishes dry season working group

The Marshall Liberal Government has today convened a working group with key industry stakeholders and support agencies to discuss the challenging seasonal conditions farmers and communities are experiencing in parts of South Australia.

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Clean up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure now complete

The clean-up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure at Anxious Bay near Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula is now complete and the area has been remediated – with more than 50 tonnes of netting alone removed.

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Vision for state-of-the-art Riverland Wine and Food Centre

A Marshall Liberal Government will undertake a business case and develop detailed plans for a state-of-the-art Wine and Food Centre to be established in the Riverland.

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Boost for sport participation in Chaffey with $100 vouchers

Sporting participation in the Chaffey Electorate is set for a boost with a Marshall Liberal Government, if elected, doubling the current sports voucher value from $50 to $100.

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FLAWED LABOUR HIRE LICENSING BILL OPPOSED BY STATE LIBERALS

The Weatherill Government’s proposal for licensing and regulating the labour hire industry in South Australia has been opposed by the State Liberals in Parliament this week.

If passed, the legislation would require people who provide labour hire services to be licensed and face a ‘fit and proper person test’, amongst other draconian measures.

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PRESCRIBED BURN BACKLOG A BUSHFIRE RISK

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government clears the backlog of prescribed burns in South Australia, ensuring the Riverland and Mallee are well prepared before another sweltering summer arrives. 

During a recent Parliamentary Budget and Finance Committee hearing, the Environment Department revealed that only 38 per cent of prescribed burns were undertaken in autumn 2017 with just 20 of 53 prescribed burns completed across the state.

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JOBS AND THE ECONOMY ON AGENDA FOR STATE LIBERAL LEADER VISIT

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall will engage with the local community and industry with a focus on jobs and the economy during a visit to the Riverland this month, including a public forum to be held at the Berri Town Hall. 

Hosted by Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone, Mr Marshall has an extensive itinerary during the August 15 visit.

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SAD DAY FOR THE RIVERLAND COMMUNITY AS LEGAL SERVICES SHUTS ITS DOORS

Almost two decades of free legal advice from the Riverland Community Legal Service comes to an end today with the Weatherill Labor Government’s funding cuts forcing the Berri based service to shut its doors.

The State Government made a $6 million funding reduction to community legal centres which comes into effect tomorrow and the Riverland is the hardest hit, with services to be consolidated to an office based more than three hours away.

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WATER SECURITY ON TOP OF RIVERLAND VISIT AGENDA

The roll-out of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, the impact of electricity prices on irrigators, water allocation planning and Natural Resources Management levies will be amongst the key topics discussed during a tour of the Riverland by Shadow Minister for Environment David Speirs.

Hosted by the Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone, Mr Speirs will meet with key stakeholders, in relation to water security and irrigation needs, as well as discussing environmental projects, on June 28.

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REGIONAL CHILDREN DESERVE STRONG FOUNDATION IN LITERACY

A key education policy aimed at giving every South Australian child a strong foundation in literacy – the Literacy Guarantee – was recently launched by the State Liberals.

With a focus on regional South Australia, students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties will be a key area of the comprehensive plan to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students.

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