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Riverland to benefit from cuts to small business payroll tax

The Riverland economy will benefit from a State Liberal plan to cut the payroll tax burden for small businesses by $44.5 million a year if elected in March.

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Liberals to fill country health skill shortage

Health professionals and skilled volunteers will be recruited, trained and developed to address gaps in the health workforce in regional South Australia under a $20 million plan from the State Liberals.

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Visiting Shadow Minister focuses on social challenges

Shadow Minister for Human Services, Hon Michelle Lensink MLC, will be discussing issues in key sectors including homelessness, domestic violence, youth and disabilities during a trip to the Riverland on February 13.

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DFAT report shows SA exports lagging

South Australia has recorded the worst export growth rate of any state in the country during the last financial year according to the Federal Government’s Composition of Trade Australia 2016-17 report.

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Liberals boost fruit fly protection

The State Liberals have reaffirmed their commitment to keep South Australia fruit fly free following revelations today that Taiwan has banned Tasmanian fruit imports amid fruit fly concerns.

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Riverland mobile phone black spots targeted

Some of the worst black spots in regional South Australia, including in the Riverland, will be targeted through a $10 million funding fix under a Marshall Liberal Government.

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Riverland drug rehabilitation services on top of visit agenda

Addressing the extensive regional hospital maintenance backlog and providing drug rehabilitation services in the Riverland are two key regional health policies which will be discussed by Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade during a two day tour of the Riverland.

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Liberals to cut waiting times for bowel cancer screening

An initiative to deliver vital bowel cancer procedures earlier and prevent cancer progressing will save lives in the Riverland.

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Riverland economic growth a focus of visit

The State Liberals’ plans to support primary producers expanding into new markets and attracting more tourists to the region will be discussed as part of a two day visit to the Riverland by Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Development and Tourism David Ridgway.

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Chaffey Electorate in October

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:25): I rise today to speak about a busy month in the Riverland as thousands of tourists have flocked to the region to enjoy its wonderful hospitality. As we all know, spring is in the air, and what spring brings to the Riverland is roses, flowers and, of course, the Renmark Rose Festival, which is very popular. In its 23rd year, the event ran over 10 days in the Riverland, finishing last Sunday.

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