Agriculture

Helping our environment

NATIONAL LANDCARE WEEK Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (11:30): By leave, on behalf of the member for Heysen I move: That this house: (a) recognises that 6 to 13 September 2020 is National Landcare Week; (b) acknowledges the outstanding contribution by volunteers in our local communities who advocate for and enhance our natural environments; and (c) highlights the…

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Winter rains open season

I rise today to talk about the wonderful rains that have spread across this state not just this week but in the weeks leading up to this. It has led to the City of Adelaide having its wettest April since 1998, with nearly 100 millimetres falling over the city, but those good rains have extended…

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GM crops allowed on mainland SA

Eyre Peninsula growers will have the opportunity to access the latest breeding technology from 2021, as the Genetically Modified Bill is set to pass State Parliament this week. After 16 years, the GM moratorium will be lifted on mainland SA, after the Marshall State Government reached an agreement with the Opposition. The amendments include giving…

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Inaugural Eyre Peninsula Landscape board members appointed

The inaugural Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board members have been appointed, joining Chair Mark Whitfield, in leading a back-to-basics approach on managing natural resources in the region. The new board members all live locally and provide a diverse range of skills and expertise. The six new board members include: Brian Foster – Brian is a fourth…

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COVID-19 puts EP into a spin

It is now three weeks since a shot was fired across the bow of the Eyre Peninsula community, a wake-up call if you like, in the current COVID-19 crisis.  As was reported at the time, a group of nearly 200 mostly EP grain-growers gathered at the Rambler clubrooms in Cummins on March 17 to discuss various port…

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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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Marshall Govt invests in EP roads

The Marshall Liberal Government will partner with the Federal Government to invest $32 million to upgrade roads across the Eyre Peninsula. The announcement follows GWA and Viterra’s decision to no longer use the rail network to transport grain across the EP. The Federal Government announced an investment of $25.6 million in the recent Federal Budget…

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Report on CFS powers tabled

The Select Committee on the Fire and Emergency Services Bill tabled its final report in the House of Assembly today. The Committee, chaired by Mr Peter Treloar MP, Member for Flinders, made 10 recommendations regarding Clause 23 of the Bill, which extends the powers of the Country Fire Service (CFS) in directing prescribed activities. While…

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