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Put your best glass forward for the Best of Wine Tourism Awards

7 June 2019

South Australian wineries and wine-related businesses are being urged to enter the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards for the chance to be thrust into the international spotlight.

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Removing the baa-riers on sheep entry

5 June 2019

The State Government will make it easier for South Australian farmers to purchase sheep from across the border in an effort to fast track rebuilding the state’s flock after drought.

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$1.5 million upgrade to Yamba Quarantine Station

4 June 2019

Major infrastructure upgrades at Yamba Quarantine Station are underway with the State Government committing $1.5 million to further protect the Riverland from the threat of fruit fly.

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Recipient announced for the 2019 SARDI Bursary for Women

31 May 2019

Congratulations to Hannah Auricht who has been awarded SARDI's 2019 science bursary for women.

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Rock Lobster season closure to begin

24 May 2019

Recreational fishers in South Australia are reminded to remove their Rock Lobster pots as part of the annual closure for Rock Lobster fishing, which will begin at 6 pm on Friday 31 May.

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New round of Black Spot funding opens

24 May 2019

Rural mobile phone coverage is set for a boost with the State Government working with regional communities to deliver the latest round of Mobile Black Spot Program funding.

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Regional Development Strategy to shape the future of SA’s regions

23 May 2019

The State Government has today reinforced its commitment to regional South Australia with the opening of consultation on the formation of a state-wide Regional Development Strategy.

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Program assists drought affected farmers improve long-term financial management

23 May 2019

Families from 30 farm businesses have been upskilled on finance and business to help them better prepare, manage and recover from drought in a new program funded by the State Government and run by Rural Business Support (RBS).

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Fruit fly outbreak declared at Lindsay Point, Victoria

22 May 2019

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) was declared on Tuesday 21 May at Lindsay Point in Victoria, after a detection of a gravid female.

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Modern Biosecurity Act to strengthen pest and disease defence

20 May 2019

The State Government has taken the first step in its plan to develop a modern 21st century Biosecurity Act for South Australia with consultation underway with key industry stakeholders.

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