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12 years of regional neglect under Labor

I was interested to read comments made in the Murray Valley Standard article ‘Safe seat
blues’ on Tuesday 18 February.

Misleading and incorrect comments made by Minister Gago regarding the River Murray must
be set straight.

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Marshall reinstates $3.5m for sports program

A Marshall Liberal Government will reinstate $3.5 million annually to the Community Recreation and Sports Facilities program, which is due to be cut by the Weatherill Labor Government in 2015.

Sports clubs, recreation organisations, schools and councils have all condemned the Weatherill Labor Government for slashing $3.5 million per annum in sports funding, and the peak lobby group, Sports SA, has also called on the Government to reverse its cuts.

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Weatherill Labor Government neglects Coomandook Area School

Severe budget constraints and a closed pool are impacting students at the Coomandook Area School (CAS) and all blame lies with the Weatherill Labor Government, according to Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

Mr Pederick, who first raised this issue in Parliament on 12 November 2013, believes the Weatherill Labor Government is showing serious neglect towards CAS.

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Praise to CFS

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hard working Country Fire Service firefighters and volunteers for their efforts over the past week in the Hammond electorate.

The CFS has done an extraordinary job protecting the lives of South Australians, their homes and property that have come under threat.

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Fruit fly outbreak a major concern

News of two fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland are a concern for local growers and the Weatherill Labor Government must get proactive in eradicating the pest, according to Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

Eleven male fruit flies, found at Loxton and Pyap in the Riverland Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone, will now cost the Weatherill Labor Government $4 million to eradicate.

"South Australia has been a proud fruit fly free state, so this news is devastating," said Mr Pederick.

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Fruit fly outbreak a major concern

News of two fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland are a concern for local growers and the Weatherill Labor Government must get proactive in eradicating the pest, according to Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

Eleven male fruit flies, found at Loxton and Pyap in the Riverland Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone, will now cost the Weatherill Labor Government $4 million to eradicate.

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Hammond sporting clubs receive $33,000 in grants

Sporting organisations across the Hammond Electorate have been successful in their application for grant funding as part of Round 36 of the Active Club Program.

Over $33,000 has been allocated to organisations in Hammond which will help sporting clubs to purchase sporting equipment, assist in training and development and club promotion.

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