Media Releases

Media Releases

NRM levy increase to hurt

The Weatherill Labor Government must take responsibility for their own financial mismanagement instead of forcing local Natural Resources Management (NRM) Boards to pass on levy increases to residents. The Member for Flinders Peter Treloar is concerned primary producers in particular could pay more than three times as much as residential property owners if proposed changes…

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Common sense prevails on time zone change

The State Liberals have opposed the Government’s push to move South Australia’s time zone to Eastern Standard Time (EST), resulting in the Weatherill Labor Government formally abandoning its ill-considered push to change the time zone. “Changing the time zone to EST was always going to adversely impact people in the West of the State the…

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Road funding for EP and West Coast

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has welcomed Commonwealth and State funding for the Tod Highway, after years of highlighting the need for improvements to Eyre Peninsula roads. “Many of my constituents have spoken to me about the condition of the Tod Highway from a safety perspective, and from a freight movement perspective,” Mr Treloar said….

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GPs needed for EP towns

The communities of Cleve, Elliston and Kimba have expressed concerns about the Mid-Eyre Medical Model and the current shortage of GPs across the three towns. “Quality primary health care is very important in country areas and unfortunately at the moment, these towns don’t have the GP services they require,” Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said….

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Weatherill’s time zone distraction

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has called the Weatherill Labor Government’s time zone “consultation” for what it is – a distraction. “At a time when people are struggling with rises to the ESL and other charges, and businesses are burdened by Labor’s high taxes, this is simply a distraction from the important issues facing South…

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ACCC reponds to fuel prices

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has conveyed locals’ concerns over regional fuel prices to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). “Last year, I wrote to the ACCC after being contacted by several constituents about fuel price differences between our region and metropolitan Adelaide in particular,” Mr Treloar said. “I asked the ACCC why we…

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Ag machinery transport on 2015 agenda

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has commended the work of the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia and Primary Producers SA as they continue to push the Government to improve the agricultural machinery transport regime.   “In late 2014 I attended a meeting between PPSA, Ag Bureau representatives and PIRSA and DPTI officers, which focused on…

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PATS changes welcomed on EP

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has welcomed the funding boost and changes to the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) which came into effect on 1 January. “Since I was elected in 2010, PATS has probably been the single most frequently-raised issue that constituents come to my office with,” Mr Treloar said. “Regional Liberal MPs have…

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Thevenard Port Must Proceed

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has reaffirmed his support for the upgrade of the Port at Thevenard on the State’s West Coast. “This project is a prime example of productive infrastructure which will generate economic activity and provide jobs, which is exactly what South Australia needs,” Mr Treloar said. “A lot of work has gone…

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ESL Hurting EP and West Coast Farmers

Member for Flinders Peter Treloar today condemned the Weatherill Government for the massive increases in the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) which are hurting farming businesses on the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast. Farming communities are facing some of the largest increases as the full impact of Labor’s hikes to the ESL start to take effect….

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