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First PIRSA Aboriginal Fisheries graduation

12 July 2019

After two years of on the job training, South Australia’s first Aboriginal Fisheries Officer Career Pathways Program trainees graduated on 11 July 2019.

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Bring fruit into SA this winter and get a frosty reception

3 July 2019

Visitors to South Australia over the winter school holidays are reminded to leave fruit and vegetables at home to avoid a frosty reception at the state’s borders.

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Unlocking new economic activity in our regions

1 July 2019

The State Government is inviting applications for the second $5 million competitive funding round of the Regional Growth Fund, which opens today.

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Desert dogs destined for desexing

1 July 2019

A trial Animal Health Program which is helping protect domestic dogs and address a wild dog problem at an Aboriginal community near Ceduna will continue thanks to State Government support.

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Experienced pastoralist to lead Dog Fence Board

1 July 2019

With the once-in-a-generation rebuild of South Australia’s Dog Fence to commence in the next year, Orroroo pastoralist Geoff Power has been announced as the new chair of the South Australian Dog Fence Board.

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POMS-resistant oysters given new lease of life

26 June 2019

The fight against the devastating Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been given a shot in the arm with $750,000 research funding secured for three more years to develop oysters resistant to the disease.

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Sowing the seeds of success for the future of grains

25 June 2019

For the first time, South Australia’s grain industry will have a whole-of-industry focused strategic plan to drive further growth and value in the state’s largest agriculture sector.

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Funding to explore secure water source for Clare Valley

24 June 2019

The State Government will investigate whether an expansion of the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS) to the Clare Valley would meet the growing water needs of the regions winegrape growers.

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State Government backs wine business growth

21 June 2019

The State Government is supporting South Australian wine businesses to grow through a $150,000 program announced in the Riverland today.

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Snapper in dire straits in South Australia

20 June 2019

South Australia’s much-treasured snapper fishing experience is at risk of disappearing entirely unless drastic action is taken ahead of the upcoming summer, according to latest scientific information.

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