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Mortlock Shield

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:52): I rise today to speak about a significant event coming up next weekend in Port Lincoln that impacts the whole of Eyre Peninsula and the entire seat of Flinders, and that is the Bendigo Bank Mortlock Shield. The Mortlock Shield is a football carnival that was first played way back in…

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Flinders welcomes rain

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:40): As people in this place will be aware, I have a background as a grain farmer, and I awoke yesterday morning here in Adelaide to the sound of rain on the roof—and what a wonderful sound it was. My question almost instantaneously was: I wonder whether we have had that rain at…

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COVID, tourism, footy and roads

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:59): I rise today to talk about a number of things that have been occurring in the electorate of Flinders. I would like to start with COVID, particularly given that it is just 12 months now since COVID arrived on our doorstep and it is almost 12 months, coming up on 17 March, when a…

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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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