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Rural Clinical Schools shift balance back to the country

Rural Clinical Schools (RCSs) are attracting new doctors to regional areas, while students training in regional locations are achieving comparable or better academic results.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said the success of the program was helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of Australian rural and regional communities.

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Labor gives away $328m for no river benefit

Labor gave away $328 million for Adelaide’s desalination plant without requiring the South Australian Government to give up water from Adelaide’s River Murray entitlement.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said Federal money for the plant should have been contingent on a reduction in Adelaide’s draw on the River Murray.

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Nishi building a beacon of Labor waste

Taxpayers have been lumped with a $150 million green lemon by the former Labor government’s reckless decision to lease Canberra’s Nishi building for the Department of Climate Change.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said the deal was a beacon of Labor’s reckless spending and waste.

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Icebreaker lost in Labor's Budget 'Bermuda Triangle'

Labor’s appalling management of the Budget has left no provision to replace the ageing research and supply icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said the Abbott Government was committed to replacing the vessel and ensuring Australia’s Antarctic program continued.

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Labor caught in NBN web of lies

Labor’s lies about the National Broadband Network (NBN) have been exposed with the publication of a new rollout map on the NBN Co website.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said Labor’s previous rollout map had clearly misled the Australian public.

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Potato producers need fair freight arrangements following McCain’s closure

A fair compromise on freight arrangements with McCain’s could make the difference if potato producers in South Australia’s South-East are to survive, Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said today.

Senator Ruston called on McCain’s to continue to support local potato producers following the announced closure of the company’s facility at Penola.

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Coalition delivers a win for small horticultural exporters

A Coalition Government will provide $15 million in the form of rebates for export certification registration costs.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston, who is based in the Riverland, said the policy was a big win for small horticultural exporters in the region.

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River funding another Labor election re-announcement

Funding announced today for the River Murray Improvements Program is another election re-announcement that demonstrates Labor’s contempt for South Australian river communities.

Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin, said South Australian river communities were tired of being treated as political playthings by Labor.

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Labor gives mothers a super slap

Women will bear the brunt of Labor’s $538 million superannuation raid on supposedly inactive accounts according to Anne Ruston, Senator for South Australia.

“Labor’s latest hit on superannuation means new mothers, who often take a few years off work to look after their children, will have to deal with another layer of bureaucracy to ensure their super stays where they left it,” Senator Ruston said.

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SA exporters missing out on fruit fly free benefits

The Australian Government’s approach to opening new markets for food exports requires a major overhaul following revelations South Australia’s fruit fly area freedom status is not recognised by China.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said South Australian orange exporters were required to cold-treat produce bound for China at a significant cost.

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