Media Releases

Media Releases

Marine Parks process slammed by industry

Communities on the West Coast and Eyre Peninsula have expressed their dismay at the Weatherill Labor Government’s controversial marine park sanctuary zones implementation. The commercial fishing industry on the EP and West Coast has come out strongly in calling the Government’s consultation process for what it is – a farce. Liberal Member for Flinders Peter…

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Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget

Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Peter Treloar has encouraged all South Australians to observe Remembrance Day with the traditional minute’s silence at 11am this Sunday, to honour the service and sacrifice of our defence personnel. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the anniversary of the end to the First…

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Support for move to block heavy vehicle rego increases

The State Liberals will this week support a move to block the State Government’s proposed changes to heavy vehicle registration fees. The Eyre Peninsula and West Coast are among the areas most affected by the fee increase, Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said today. “Transport operators and farmers in Flinders have raised this with…

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Labor fails to secure funding for Thevenard

The State Labor Government has withdrawn its committment of $1.5 million to a new harbour for commercial fishing at Thevenard on the West Coast, after failing to secure a Commonwealth contribution to the project. It is dissapointing to see that regional South Australia has yet again been failed by State and Federal Labor, Liberal Member…

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Mining regulator needs greater presence on EP

Both minerals exploration and agriculture on Eyre Peninsula would benefit significantly from the Government regulator taking a more active role in the region. Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar is calling on the Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) to deploy greater staffing resources dedicated to the Eyre Peninsula. “I believe the…

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Labor’s Budget:Biggest Deficit, Biggest Debt, Big Problems!

The Weatherill Government has capped off a decade of Labor waste by delivering the biggest deficit and the biggest debt in South Australia’s history and in a knockout blow, the loss of the highly-prized Triple A credit rating. The recent State Budget has delivered an $867 million deficit for the 2012-13 financial year – the…

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Fishing industry still seeking answers on Marine Parks

Eyre Peninsula and West Coast fishing operators remain concerned, following the release of the Government’s latest proposed Marine Park Sanctuary Zones. “This latest proposal from the Weatherill Labor Government does not provide the fishing industry with any certainty whatsoever, because the map they’ve released is simply not detailed enough,” Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar…

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Country roads neglected by Labor

The condition of roads on the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast continues to deteriorate as a result of Labor’s $400 million road maintenance backlog. Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar this week presented a petition of over 600 signatures to Parliament calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to take immediate action to widen and upgrade…

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EP water inquiry opens for comment

Eyre Peninsula residents are being encouraged to participate in a Parliamentary Committee inquiry into the Eyre Peninsula’s water supply. Liberal Member for Flinders Peter Treloar advocated for the Natural Resources Committee to inquire into the management and understanding of water resources on the EP, including surface water, groundwater, reticulated River Murray water, stormwater, wastewater and…

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Fur Seal increase threatens to damage fish stocks

A significant increase in New Zealand Fur Seal numbers is negatively impacting the operations of the Eyre Peninsula’s Rocklobster fisheries and the State’s Tuna farms. “The Government needs to listen to the concerns of the commercial fishing sector before the increase in Seal numbers severely impacts those businesses and the region’s economy,” Liberal Member for…

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