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Two more fruit fly outbreaks in metro Adelaide

South Australia is under further pressure from fruit fly with two new outbreaks declared in metropolitan Adelaide at Pooraka and Campbelltown.

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Loxton River Vessel Waste Disposal Station set for $1.3M upgrade

The Loxton River Vessel Waste Disposal Station on the River Murray will receive a $1.3 million upgrade thanks to State Government funding.

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WE NEED YOU: New campaign targets locals for seasonal jobs

A new jobs campaign targeting South Australians to do seasonal work in the primary industries sector such as fruit picking and grape harvesting, has been launched today by the Marshall Liberal Government to help boost regional economies dealing with the impacts of coronavirus.

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GM crops Bill passes Parliament

The Marshall Liberal Government’s Legislation to lift the Genetically Modified (GM) moratorium and allow GM crops to be grown on mainland South Australia has passed Parliament.

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SA the Seafood State - a stronger fishing future

South Australia will cement its place as the Seafood State of the southern hemisphere with a $24.5 million boost for our fishers to land a catch for dinner plates for years to come.

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30th April 2020

The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:13): I would like to speak with appreciation about the good people of the Riverland, the electorate of Chaffey particularly, over the Easter period. The holiday break, particularly the school holidays, has been a significant challenge for many not only to stay home, to social isolate and social distance but also to make sure that the kids remain safe, particularly over the period of uncertainty during school holidays, dealing with COVID-19. I thank them for their discipline, particularly over that Easter school holiday period.

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Riverland Wine and Food Centre case stacks up

A $19 million state-of-the-art Riverland Wine and Food Centre would be a focal point in attracting tourists as a destination experience, according to an independent business case released today.

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GM crops Bill set to pass parliament

The Marshall Liberal Government has reached a position that will enable legislation to pass to lift the Genetically Modified (GM) food crops moratorium and allow GM to be grown on mainland South Australia.

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Fee relief for fishing industry in wake of coronavirus

The Marshall Liberal Government will provide fee relief to the commercial seafood and charter boat sectors which have been significantly impacted as a result of coronavirus.

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8th April 2020

The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:09): I, too, rise to make a plea to the public of South Australia and those visitors who would normally travel to the great River Murray, one of the great destinations. I am sure that many people in this chamber alone have at some point in time holidayed or travelled up to the River Murray in one way, shape or form for a great experience, whether that is to the river, to Lake Bonney, to some of the beautiful pristine environment, or to visit some of the fantastic wetlands. These are some of the greatest experiences in our lifetime, particularly of our childhood.

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