EDL SIGNS WITH SENVION TO PROVIDE WIND TURBINES FOR COOBER PEDY

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with EDL to supply wind energy to Coober Pedy’s hybrid micro-grid. Continue reading

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OPINION: SA NUCLEAR BRIEFING

Everything that you need to know but were too afraid to ask

Radium Hill - Unresolved radioactive site

Radium Hill minesite c.1954

On March 19, 2015, Governor Hieu Van Le issued Letters Patent to command Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce to ‘investigate’ the potential of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in South Australia. Shortly after stepping down as Governor, Kevin Scarce queried: ‘Why we haven’t looked at the nuclear option much more systematically I will never understand’. (The Australian December 13, 2014) Continue reading

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE AT COOBER PEDY

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CFS crews and local police attended suspicious fire at a house in Hutchison Street Coober Pedy on Saturday night

Volunteer CFS Crew and Far North Police attended a suspicious fire at Coober Pedy on Saturday night.  Photo: Amanda Strout Continue reading

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MAN AND WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SEARCH IN STATE’S FAR NORTH

Police have arrested a man and a woman and located three children safe and well after a stolen car was dumped and set on fire on the Strzelecki track in the State’s Far North.

Late yesterday afternoon, a police patrol located a man in company with a woman and three children in a stolen Holden Commodore about 100kms north of Lyndhurst. Continue reading

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SEVERE STORM WARNING FOR PARTS OF REGIONAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging wind and heavy rainfall for people in the West Coast, North West Pastoral and parts of the Eastern Eyre Peninsula and North East Pastoral districts. Continue reading

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COUNTRY CABINET TO MEET ON THE APY LANDS

Four regional areas will host South Australian Government Country Cabinet meetings in 2016 including the first Cabinet meeting in the APY Lands in more than 20 years.

Premier Jay Weatherill today announced details of the first three meetings to be held in 2016:
• Leigh Creek, Flinders Ranges and Port Augusta (February 28 – March 1)
• The APY Lands (1 May – 4 May)
• Tatiara, Southern Mallee and Karoonda (11 September – 13 September)

Details of a fourth Country Cabinet meeting will be announced later in the year.

“Regional South Australia contributes about $25 billion to the State’s economy, and these Country Cabinet meetings help give regional areas a stronger voice,” Mr Weatherill said.

“Since Minister Geoff Brock reintroduced Country Cabinets in 2014, we’ve held six successful meetings in the Riverland, Adelaide Hills, West Coast, Mid-North, Barossa Valley and most recently the Limestone Coast.”

Mr Weatherill said he was pleased that Ministers and senior executives would visit the APY Lands in May for the first State Cabinet meeting to be held in the region since 1993.

“While a number of Ministers have visited the APY Lands while I’ve been Premier, this is the first time in more than two decades that State Cabinet has met in the region,” Mr Weatherill said.

“This is a great opportunity to take a holistic approach to the issues that are confronting the APY Lands, by having representatives across all portfolios in the area at the one time.”

Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock said the face-to-face meetings with locals during Country Cabinet provided valuable feedback about the range of issues facing their communities.

“Country Cabinet offers the chance for people to ask questions directly of Cabinet Ministers and senior executives.

“Ministers and senior executives also tour the area, and meet local business and community leaders at a series of functions held across the region,” Mr Brock said.

Find out more about Country Cabinet at http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/initiatives/country-cabinet

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NEW CABINET MINISTERS SWORN IN

Two new Ministers have today been sworn in to State Cabinet at a ceremony at Government House.

Leesa Vlahos has been appointed as Minister for Disabilities as well as Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse while Peter Malinauskas has been appointed Minister for Police, Emergency Services, Correctional Services and Road Safety. Continue reading

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