Media Releases

Media Releases

Marine Parks consultation farce

Rann Labor has yet again shown its complete failure to consult with the community on the implementation of marine parks in South Australia. “The views of recreational anglers and commercial fishers have been ignored by a Rann Labor Government distracted and divided over their own political futures,” Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said today….

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Deep water port needs to tick all the boxes

The State Liberals have welcomed the major project status granted to Centrex Metals for construction of a deep water port near Sheep Hill and Lipson Cove. Centrex Metals should be congratulated on their persistence in attracting investment for this project, Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said today. “The Premier loves the fanfare of big…

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Rann Labor silent on cost blowout of Emergency Service Facility in Port Lincoln

 Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar is still seeking answers from the Government on why there was a $1.4 million cost blowout to Port Lincoln’s new emergency services facility. During Opposition questioning in November’s examination of the Auditor‐General’s Report, the Minister for Emergency Services revealed that the Crown Solicitor’s Government Investigations Unit would investigate a…

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Education facilities out of date

 The education of hundreds of students is suffering due to the poor condition of old, outdated classrooms at Port Lincoln High School. For the largest secondary school in the Flinders electorate, conditions are terrible, with the majority of classrooms offering no air-conditioning, and limited air ventilation. Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has invited the Education…

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Ceduna Fruit- fly nightshift reinstated

 An absurd decision to scrap the fruit fly detection nightshift at Ceduna has been deferred by the State Government until June 2011. The initial decision made by the Minister for Agriculture Michael O’Brien has now been exposed as poorly thought-out, and did not consider the risks to the State’s fruit and agriculture industries, Liberal Member…

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Lincoln Emergency Services blowout

 Port Lincoln’s new emergency services facility has blown out by $1.4 million, due to a “serious breach of authority” by the State Government’s project management team. Minister for Emergency Services Michael Wright yesterday revealed that the Crown Solicitor’s Government Investigations Unit would investigate management of the new Country Fire Service, State Emergency Service, and Metropolitan…

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Fruit- fly risk to export markets

Scrapping the fruit fly detection nightshift at the Ceduna roadblock sends the wrong message to domestic and overseas markets about our ‘fruit fly‐free’ status. This decision to cease the nightshift demonstrates how the Agriculture and Food Minister Michael O’Brien has failed to account for the risks to the State’s fruit industries, Liberal Member for Flinders…

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Speed Limit review

 A review of speed limits across the entire city of Port Lincoln has been welcomed by Member for Flinders Peter Treloar, who says residents have been calling for a more simple and consistent system. A petition gathered by a concerned resident has prompted the review, which will be undertaken by the Department for Transport, Energy…

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Liberal MP’s visit Port Lincoln

 Port Lincoln will play host to the South Australian Parliamentary Liberal Party next week as part of the State Opposition’s conference starting Monday. This reaffirms the Leader of the Opposition Isobel Redmond’s commitment to the regions and will also involve a meeting of her senior members of Shadow Cabinet on Monday. The three day conference…

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Rann stalls school bus contracts

School bus contractors have been left in financial limbo and regional school bus services are at risk as the Rann Government refuses to resolve the long‐running issue of expiring contracts. “Four years after the Government announced that new school buses would be fitted with air‐conditioning and seatbelts, the continuation of reliable school transport in regional…

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