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World Water Ski Championships
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will use its $40 million Events Bid Fund to bid for the World Water Ski Championships in 2021.

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CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will use its $40 million Event Bid Fund to bid to be host ports for the 2019/20 and 2021/22 Clipper race events.

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COMMERCIAL FISHING
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will dedicate PIRSA resources to investigating and implementing key reforms in South Australia’s marine scale fish industry.

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SA’S REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA BOARDS
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If elected in March 2018 a Marshall Liberal Government will enter a longer term agreement with the RDAs under which State funding of $3m per annum will be provided in each of the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 financial years.

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REGIONAL GROWTH FUND
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If elected in March 2018, a Liberal Government will commit to injecting $150 million over the following 10 years to support employment growth in the regions.

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Right to Farm Bill
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The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY: I would like to make a few comments in relation to this bill. It is very late in the evening, and we are actually now in the last day of sitting before the next election. The Hon. Robert Brokenshire introduced this bill, and I spoke on the second reading perhaps 12 months or two years ago, quite some time ago. I think he called for a vote on 18 May 2016, or somewhere around that time.

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Valedictories
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The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Leader of the Opposition) (18:02): I rise on behalf of the opposition, although some of our members are not here, to wish you all well at the end of this year and the end of the four-year term that we have had. I particularly thank the team of the Liberal opposition for their support of each other and the way we have conducted ourselves. I would like to thank all of them for their support of me but also of each other. We work well as a team and various members of the team take responsibilities for various bits of legislation. I would like to thank them and all of our staff behind the scenes who support us all.

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Labor Members of Parliament
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The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Leader of the Opposition) (22:59): I rise to make a few comments on the motion moved by the Hon. Rob Lucas:

That this council notes with concern the actions taken by Labor MPs and statements made by Labor MPs both inside and outside the parliament.

Most people would know me in this place as being pretty easy going, not being offended very often and pretty much letting things roll with the punches and getting on with the business of being a member of parliament. However, one action that I need to make some comment about has been the total denial of the member for Elder for her involvement and her understanding of the 'You can't trust Habib' flyer, and the disgraceful attack by the South Australian branch of the Labor Party on Caroline Habib at the last election in the electorate of Elder. Ms Annabel Digance, the member for Elder, often says, 'Oh, I didn't know anything about it'. Well, she has never said that to me, but she has said it to other people: 'I didn't know anything about it'.

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Select Committee on Statewide Electricity Blackout and Subsequent Power Outages
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The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Leader of the Opposition) (16:03): I move:

That the final report of the select committee be noted.

It is with pleasure that I present the final report of this select committee. Members would know that it was established earlier in the year—I think it was around about the beginning of March this particular calendar year—as a result of the statewide blackout we had on 28 September 2016, which I think everybody thought might have just been a once-in-a-lifetime blackout, and then of course we had subsequent blackouts and power disruptions on 27 and 28 December, and also on 8 February 2017. I think everybody thought, 'Obviously there is something that needs a closer look.'

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REPRESENTATION FOR RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL FISHERS
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Government will establish a new body for recreational fishers, including representatives of Recfish SA, Recfish Central, the SA Fishing Alliance and any other relevant group, and re-establish the Fisheries Council as a policy forum for the recreational and commercial fishing sectors.

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