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Liberals to trap wild dogs
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The State Liberals have committed to funding two wild dog trappers to protect South Australia’s livestock industry and native animals if elected in March 2018.

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Farmers shunned in mining review
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The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to extend the period for public submissions into the review of the State’s mining laws to March next year to prevent farmers being shut out of the consultation process.  

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Malinauskas, next Member for Croydon
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The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Leader of the Opposition) ( 15:32 ): I rise today to speak about the Hon. Mr Peter Malinauskas, who must wake up every day and count his lucky stars. This man has never had to work hard in life to get where he is. On 1 December 2015, the member was gifted a seat in this place by the faceless men who control the Labor Party. It must be nice to be spoonfed and not have to break into a sweat, to go from the cushy job of secretary to the SDA to be handed a seat in parliament on a silver platter. He said at one stage that a seat in parliament had never been further from his mind. 

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Small businesses demand Clipsal answers of Bignell in Parliament
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The State Liberals and the small businesses who were left out of pocket by the Weatherill Government’s dodgy Clipsal contract will be demanding answers in the Parliamentary Tourism Budget Estimates Committee today.

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Labor's Dodgy Clipsal Contract
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The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Leader of the Opposition) ( 15:22 ): Yesterday, I very happily gave some students from St Therese School a tour of Parliament House. One of the first things I teach students on these tours is that parliament is modelled on the Westminster system. One of the core principles of this system is ministerial accountability. Perhaps the ministers of this Labor government need to come on a tour of Parliament House with me to learn about their ministerial accountability. It is an absolute disgrace that no minister has come forward to comment on the government's dodgy Clipsal contract. 

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Elite Systems Australia Pty Ltd failure more than one million dollars and counting
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The State Liberals have asked the Small Business Commissioner to consider the cases of nine businesses who are collectively owed more than a $1 million due to the collapse of Elite Systems.

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Elite Systems Australia Pty Ltd failure hits $750,000 and counting
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The State Liberals have been contacted by another South Australian firm financially damaged by the failure of the State Government to properly vet Victorian company Elite Systems Australia Pty Ltd before providing them with a five year contract to erect scaffold platforms at the Clipsal 500.

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Clipsal contract hurts small business
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The Weatherill Government is refusing to compensate a South Australian small business that has been left more than $80,000 out of pocket after providing services for this year’s Clipsal 500 event.

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Dairy crisis isn’t over Bignell
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The Weatherill Labor Government’s failure to finalise guidelines around the dairy concessional loans have left South Australian dairy farmers in a cloud of uncertainty. 

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Farming not in Labor's DNA
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In yet another slap in the face for South Australia’s farming community, the Weatherill Labor Government will discontinue funding for the world renowned Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) in the upcoming State Budget.

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