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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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100 years for footy clubs

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:34): The cornerstone of social life in our country towns is country sport, and the cornerstone of country sports, at least in southern Australia, is Australian Rules football. On Eyre Peninsula, this year there are three clubs that I am aware of that have celebrated a centenary season. The Kyancutta Football Club…

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Barngarla Language Book

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:59): Today, I want to talk about a significant and exciting event I attended in Port Lincoln on 25 May: the launch of the Barngarla alphabet and picture book, entitled Barngarlidhi Manoo: Speaking Barngarla Together. The traditional people of Eyre Peninsula are the Barngarla. The language map produced by Wilhelm Schmidt in…

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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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