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Startups pitch their services to solve public sector challenges

26 February 2021

The Marshall Government is using the creative thinking of local startup companies to deliver better services for taxpayers whilst enhancing the economic viability of startup sector in South Australia.

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$220,000 pops the cork on ‘Year of SA Wine’

23 February 2021

A series of innovative programs to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and create unique wine experiences to attract tourists to cellar doors feature in $220,000 for South Australia’s wine industry announced today.

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New water for the Barossa in the pipeline

23 February 2021

The Marshall Liberal Government has applied to the Commonwealth Government seeking support for a $3.5 million project to undertake a full feasibility study for additional water supply for the Barossa and Eden valleys to boost sustainable agriculture…

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Recall of commercial stone fruits after fruit fly larvae discovered

22 February 2021

The discovery of Queensland fruit fly larvae in an interstate consignment of commercial stone fruit has prompted a recall by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA).

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Man fined for haul of blue swimmer crabs

18 February 2021

A Salisbury East man caught with more than seven times the bag limit of blue swimmer crabs has been fined nearly $5,000 and ordered to forfeit his illegal haul.

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Fruit fly hotspots targeted in emergency response

17 February 2021

Around 1,500 properties in fruit fly hotspot areas of Prospect and Stepney will be targeted in the coming days as part of an emergency response to remove fruit and vegetables at risk of hosting fruit fly.

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Traditional fishing agreement marks historic step for South Australia

17 February 2021

An historic Traditional Fishing Agreement which is the first of its kind in the country has been signed by the Marshall Liberal Government and the Narungga Nation.

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Queensland fruit fly outbreak declared in the Riverland

16 February 2021

A third outbreak of Queensland fruit fly has been declared in the Riverland at Cooltong following the detection of larvae in backyard peaches and apples.

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Field Day to explore potential of hemp industry for South Australia

16 February 2021

Upcoming field days will showcase the potential for industrial hemp in South Australia, to prospective growers.

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Calling on fishers to stand up and be counted

13 February 2021

South Australian fishers can volunteer to be part of a cutting-edge national research project to accurately estimate the number of recreational fishers and their catch.

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