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Budget Measures Bill
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The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Leader of the Opposition) (12:38): I rise to make some remarks around the Budget Measures Bill, with a particular focus on the element of the bank tax. As members would be aware, the Hon. Rob Lucas, who is our lead speaker and shadow treasurer, has put on the record that the Liberal Party in this chamber is not supporting the bank tax and that we have the view that the rest of the community, or a large percentage of the South Australian community, does not support it either. We will take that part out of the Budget Measures Bill, or recommend to the Treasurer that there be a change.

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Appropriation Bill 2017
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The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Leader of the Opposition) (12:30): I rise to speak to the Appropriation Bill 2017. I will start my remarks with a quote from Raymond Spencer, the chair of the Economic Development Board. I put on the record that I know Raymond quite well; our sons are together at school and I have had a quite extensive interaction with Raymond over the years. I think it is important to look at a speech he made about three and half years ago. He said:

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Planning, Development and Infrastructure (State Planning Commission) Amendment Bill
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The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Leader of the Opposition) (20:13): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Planning and Development Act 2016. Read a first time.

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ROYALTIES FOR REGIONS
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will establish a Regional Roads and Infrastructure Fund to provide a dedicated funding stream for our regions for the next 10 years.

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Protecting Livestock from Wild Dogs
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will provide funding to support the employment of two wild dog trappers for a four year period.

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Slashing ESL Bills
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will cut ESL bills by $90 million a year

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ASSISTING PRIMARY PRODUCERS TO DEAL WITH ACCESS TO THEIR LAND BY RESOURCE COMPANIES
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will provide additional funding to the Small Business Commissioner to undertake work on behalf of primary producers seeking advice about and resolution of land access issues involving resource companies.

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INFRASTRUCTURE SOUTH AUSTRALIA
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If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will establish Infrastructure South Australia to combine the expertise of the public and private sectors in planning for and implementing our major infrastructure plans for the future.

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REHABILITATION IN THE RIVERLAND
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will pilot a community-based rehabilitation program in the Riverland, with a view to using this model to address the scourge of drugs in other parts of South Australia.

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Drugs in Prisons - Zero Tolerance
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If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will stamp out drugs in South Australia’s prisons.

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