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.
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.
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.
The office of Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston has been relocated to the Riverland town of Renmark.
Senator Ruston is the only Senator with an office in regional South Australia.
Australian horticulture industries are at risk of devastation by fruit fly thanks to the Federal Government delaying implementation of the crucial National Fruit Fly Strategy.
Liberal Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said ongoing delays in implementing the strategy were unforgiveable given the fruit fly situation in south-eastern Australia.
A Senate committee inquiry into the Australian citrus industry provides a great opportunity for growers according to Anne Ruston, Senator for South Australia.
The inquiry will look at the structure of the industry as well as issues surrounding export opportunities, supply chain efficiencies and competition.
The motion highlighting unfair Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services (AQIS) charges will put pressure on the Government to fix its flawed scheme, according to Senator for South Australia, Anne Ruston.
Senator Ruston’s motion – moved in the Senate today - highlights more than 17 fold increase in the export certification charges from $500 to $8350 as well as how the new licensing regime discriminates against small and medium sized exporters.
The motion highlighting unfair Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services (AQIS) charges will be moved in the Senate Chamber tomorrow according to Senator for South Australia, Anne Ruston.
Senator Ruston’s motion – cosponsored by Senator Nick Xenophon - will highlight the more than 17 fold increase in the export certification charges from $500 to $8350 as well as how the new licensing regime discriminates against small and medium sized exporters.
South Australian Liberal Senator Anne Ruston will move to broaden a Senate inquiry into the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to examine the ABC’s obligations to provide local television news services in regional Australia.
Senator Ruston said the sudden closure of WIN Television SA’s news service this week left a void that could be filled by the ABC.
The closure of WIN News in the Riverland and Mount Gambier shows the need for an inquiry into rural and regional television services, according to Anne Ruston, Senator for South Australia.
“The decision by WIN to close these outlets means the entire south east of South Australia is without a commercial television news bulletin, which is simply unacceptable,” Senator Ruston said.