The Weatherill Labor Government must review its process to assist in promoting South Australian wine overseas to remain competitive and provide a much needed boost for the state’s wine exports.
The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee has today established an inquiry into the Australian wine industry to examine issues such as legislation and regulation, potential market failure, representation and levies, the power of large retailers and the wine equalisation tax rebate.
The State Liberals are calling on the Labor Government to declare the Liverpool v Adelaide United soccer game at the Adelaide Oval on July 20 a major event and begin hunting down ticket scalpers on the game.
“The Labor Government needs to show it has zero tolerance to scalping by successfully prosecuting people re-selling tickets to the game at illegally inflated prices,” said Shadow Minister for Recreation and Sport Tim Whetstone.
The Weatherill Labor Government should reconsider its decision to reduce grant funding to grassroots sport, with ABS data released yesterday revealing South Australians’ participation in sport and physical recreation is the second lowest in the nation.
Just 60.9 per cent of South Australians participated in sport and physical recreation in 2013-14, down from 65.8 per cent in 2005-06.
South Australian exports have recorded the single largest drop in value for the month of December since statistics have been retained, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
In a sign of the Weatherill Labor Govenrment’s failure to adequately support the state’s exporters, South Australian exports fell below $12 billion annualised for the first time in almost a year.
The Weatherill Labor Government should provide immediate on-ground assistance for exporters in South Korea in order for South Australia to capitalise on the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement that will enter into force today.