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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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Riverland Spring Events

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:43): I rise to speak about spring in October in the Riverland and Mallee. It really has been quite an opening of the season, particularly with everyone noting that when spring is upon us, everything springs to life—all the plants, the flowers, the trees, the vines—everything shows signs of life. I would like to mention some of the events that are happening in the region, particularly the Riverland and Mallee, and it is a showcase of what the region has to offer.

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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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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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