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Rockets launched from Koonibba

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:40): I rise today to talk about a very exciting event that happened in the electorate of Flinders just in the last week. Last Tuesday, a week ago today, along with a couple of hundred other people I headed to Koonibba on the Far West coast. Koonibba is a community situated about half…

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EP water supply boosted

I rise today to speak on a topic I have spoken much about in this place, and that is the water supply on Eyre Peninsula. We were pleased to have the Minister for Environment and Water visit Eyre Peninsula a couple of weeks ago and reaffirm this government’s commitment to building a desalination plant on…

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Vale Sam Sarin

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (16:03): Today, I rise to pay tribute to one of the icons of Port Lincoln, one of the icons of the South Australian fishing industry and one of the icons of Port Lincoln’s tuna industry—that is, the late Mr Sam Sarin. Sam died on Monday 22 June, aged 84. Sam was one of the pioneers…

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Winter rains open season

I rise today to talk about the wonderful rains that have spread across this state not just this week but in the weeks leading up to this. It has led to the City of Adelaide having its wettest April since 1998, with nearly 100 millimetres falling over the city, but those good rains have extended…

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An ANZAC Day to remember

As we approach one of the most significant days in our calendar, people around Australia, New Zealand, and indeed the world, are deciding how they will best recognise ANZAC Day 2020.   Social distancing imperatives and a ban on public gatherings due to COVID-19 means April 25 this year will be like no other.   For the first time since 1919, when many ANZAC Day…

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Parliament passes COVID-19 Bill

State Parliament sat Tuesday and Wednesday last week, as scheduled, to debate and pass the COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill. The new legislation gives our State Government fundamental powers and authority to deal with the crises situation we are currently facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  State Parliament will continue to sit through the crises, albeit with a modified schedule. This…

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COVID-19 puts EP into a spin

It is now three weeks since a shot was fired across the bow of the Eyre Peninsula community, a wake-up call if you like, in the current COVID-19 crisis.  As was reported at the time, a group of nearly 200 mostly EP grain-growers gathered at the Rambler clubrooms in Cummins on March 17 to discuss various port…

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Drought forum

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:32): I rise today to talk about a recent event in the electorate of Flinders, and that is the visit of our Premier, the Hon. Steven Marshall, and the acting minister for primary industries, the Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan, who visited Cleve on Tuesday 11 February as part of their drought tour last…

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A big year for Cleve

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:27): I rise on this day, which is likely to be the last sitting day of the year, to compliment— Ms Stinson: Do you know something we do not know? Mr TRELOAR: —I said it is likely to be; I think we are all thinking that—one particular town in the electorate of Flinders, which is…

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Duck Ponds bushfire

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:17): During mid-afternoon on Monday of this week, a fire took hold just west of Port Lincoln in the area known as Duck Ponds. Strong north-westerly winds pushed the fire quickly towards the city, and on a day of extreme fire danger, emergency services, which were very much at the ready, responded…

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