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Premier’s reckless Murray policy on the run

Federal legislation drafted to deliver up to 450 additional gigalitres of water to the Murray-Darling system may end up devastating South Australian river communities.
 

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Will the Premier live up to his grandstanding?

The Weatherill Labor Government has agreed to South Australia giving up another 83 gigalitres under the Basin Plan.
 
Liberal Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said South Australia’s sustainable diversion limit (SDL) would fall to 481GL under the Basin Plan.

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Jay and Julia grabbing votes at river communities’ expense

River communities don’t trust Labor to deliver a fair and balanced Basin Plan and are tired of Labor’s vote-grabbing river stunts, Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said today.

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Independent investigation needed for Berri Hospital

Staffing levels, quality of care in the emergency department and funding at the Berri Hospital must be formally investigated to ensure patients are not at risk, Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said today.

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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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