Media Releases

Media Releases

Marshall renews Shadow Cabinet

 State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has today unveiled five new faces in his renewed and regenerated Shadow Cabinet line-up. “My renewed Shadow Cabinet strikes a balance between experience and regeneration,” said Mr Marshall. Member for Mitchell Corey Wingard, Member for Adelaide Rachel Sanderson, Member for Morialta John Gardner and Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone will…

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Liberal Leader visits Port Lincoln

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has travelled to Port Lincoln as part of his ongoing commitment to understanding the challenges and representing the interests of regional South Australia. “The State Liberals are the only party that genuinely represents the diverse interests of regional South Australians and that’s why the only seat the Labor Party holds…

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Liberals introduce bill to change marine park boundaries

The State Liberals have introduced a Private Member’s Bill in Parliament to change the boundaries of the Weatherill Labor Government’s marine park sanctuary zones. The Bill – introduced by Shadow Environment Minister Michelle Lensink in the Legislative Council yesterday – proposes to exclude some of the government’s marine park sanctuary zones from taking effect on…

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New committee to work for the regions

Eyre Peninsula will be well represented on the newly-formed Regional Affairs Committee, with Member for Flinders Peter Treloar joining the internal working committee responsible for keeping the Weatherill Labor Government to account.   The Committee will be concerned with all matters regarding regional South Australia, and ensure the Government keeps its post-election commitment to re-establish…

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Call to increase funding for RDAs

 The State Liberals have called on the Weatherill Labor Government to increase funding to seven South Australian Regional Development Australia (RDA) offices. Following substantial cuts from the Weatherill Labor Government, RDAs receive only $1.4 million in annual funding. At the recent State Election, the State Liberals committed to increasing funding to Regional RDA offices to…

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Bad odour lingers on at Marina

Marina residents are demanding a solution from the Weatherill Labor Government after enduring weeks of foul smells emanating from the Port Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Plant. Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar is concerned not only about the current smell in the town’s well-known area, but is worried how the plant will cope with the second…

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EP mining taskforce welcomed by State Liberals

 The establishment of a mining taskforce on the Eyre Peninsula has been welcomed by the Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar. Representatives from the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) unanimously supported the move to establish the taskforce at a mining round table last week, where mining organisations were also represented. The establishment of the…

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Reduced rainfall and over-extraction blamed for declining water quality and quantity

After more than 70 submissions and 46 witness statements, the declining water quality and quantity in the limestone basins on the Eyre Peninsula has most likely been caused by a combination of reduced rainfall and over-extraction. This is according to the Eyre Peninsula’s Water Supply Inquiry Final Report, ‘Under the Lens’, tabled in State Parliament…

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PATS Review opens for country patients

 After years of lobbying, country people finally have the opportunity to comment about the inequitable state of the Patient Assisted Transport Scheme (PATS). Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar has encouraged people to make submissions towards the scheme, which provides reimbursement for people to travel to the city for specialist medical treatment. Mr Treloar says…

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Regions left out of Weatherill’s Budget

 Premier Weatherill’s Budget this week has forgotten regional South Australia including the Flinders electorate, according to Liberal Member for Flinders, Peter Treloar. One of the major disappointments was the lack of funding for the Tod Highway, in the wake of the RAA rating it the second-worst highway in South Australia. “In this year’s Budget, Premier…

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