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Regional SA

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:29): I rise today as the first of the winter fronts passes over South Australia. Many people will be very pleased. I am going to talk about the dry conditions that have impacted this state and much of eastern Australia over the past months. On Eyre Peninsula, the focus has been very much […]

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End of the line

Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) (Miscellaneous No 4) Amendment Bill Second Reading Adjourned debate on second reading (resumed on motion). Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:39): I rise today to take the opportunity to contribute to this very important bill. I note that many of the contributions thus far have been broad ranging. Mine also will […]

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Local cancer treatment

Last month I received a significant amount of correspondence about the absence of Oncotice treatment at Port Lincoln hospital. Oncotice treatment, which I was unfamiliar with until then, is the administration of Bacillus Calmette and Guerin (BCG), an immunotherapy drug used to treat some non-invasive bladder cancers. The treatment is considered Cancer Treatment, but also […]

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EP electricity supply

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:22): I might begin my grieve today—this is hot off the press, of course—by congratulating Streaky Bay local boy Kerrin McEvoy on winning his third Melbourne Cup aboard the horse Cross Counter. The SPEAKER: At good odds. Mr TRELOAR: Good odds of 12 to one, I think, Mr Speaker. You collected, I […]

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Country health

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (16:15): I rise proudly today to talk about the initiatives in relation to country health, in particular, that were announced in yesterday’s budget. As we have seen all too clearly in recent times, attracting and retaining health professionals—particularly general practitioners, otherwise known as doctors—to our country towns is a challenge. Recently, I […]

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