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A SHORTEN LABOR GOVERNMENT WILL MAKE THE ONKAPARINGA RIVER A PRIORITY

A Shorten Labor Government will make the Onkaparinga River a priority project under the Urban Rivers program.

Through the Urban Rivers and Corridors Program, Labor has committed $200 million to restore urban waterways and habitat corridors across the country to their natural beauty.

This election will be a choice between a united Shorten Labor Government which will invest in our environment, or more of the Liberals’ cuts, chaos, and climate change denialism.

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LABOR INVESTS $50,000 TOWARDS NATURE PLAY FOR SEAFORD RISE PRIMARY SCHOOL DISABILITY UNIT

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $50,000 towards a nature play space for the Seaford Rise Disability Unit. 

 

At this election there is a clear choice for voters: Labor’s commitment to invest in public schools, or the Liberals’ $14 billion cuts.

 

The Disability Unit currently supports 15 students aged 5 to 12 who have intellectual disabilities. 

 

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LABOR INVESTS $20,000 TOWARDS SENSORY LEARNING AREA AT HACKHAM WEST R-7 SCHOOL

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $20,000 towards the Sensory Learning Area at Hackham West R-7 School. 

 

At this election there is a clear choice for voters: Labor’s commitment to invest in public schools, or the Liberals’ $14 billion cuts.

 

This new area will be a calming space to re-engage students who are struggling to settle into the mainstream learning environment.

 

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LABOR WILL FINISH THE COASTAL TRAIL AT HALLETT COVE

A Shorten Labor Government will commit $350,000 towards completing the coastal trail at Hallett Cove, linking Heron Way Reserve with the end of Field River. 

This election will be a choice between a Shorten Labor Government which will invest in infrastructure so our community can share our beautiful environment, and more of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos.

 

Hallett Cove is one of most beautiful and geologically significant pieces of coastline in South Australia. 

 

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LABOR IS SUPPORTING WOMEN’S FOOTBALL IN HAPPY VALLEY

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $270,000 to provide female change rooms for the growing number of women and girls playing at Happy Valley Football Club.

The Happy Valley Vikings field two senior women’s teams – as well as Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 girls’ teams – and like many clubs, they are experiencing unprecedented growth in the number of women and girls registering to play footy.

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RISHWORTH AND LABOR COMMIT FUNDING FOR COASTAL TRAIL AT WITTON BLUFF

A Shorten Labor Government if elected will commit $2.7 million towards completing the coastal trail at Witton Bluff. This project will link Christies Beach and Port Noarlunga with a walking and cycling track around the iconic Witton Bluff.

Labor has listened to the many local residents and businesses who have been asking for the trail to be completed.

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ADELAIDE'S SOUTH DEALT A DUD NBN

Federal Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth MP hosted an NBN Forum in Christies Beach with Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland MP last night to hear community concerns about the large amount of broadband problems in the area.


Ms Rishworth said she has been contacted by scores of local residents and businesses who are frustrated and fed up with the Liberal Government’s second-rate NBN.

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Transcript - RADIO INTERVIEW - 5AA MORNINGS - 3 JULY 2017

SUBJECT/S: Closure of Walker Tenneco in Southern Adelaide

TONY PILKINGTON: Amanda good morning, nice to talk to you again after all these years. How are you?

AMANDA RISHWORTH, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR KINGSTON: Good morning Tony, lovely to be with you.

TONY: Now in your electorate there’s about 130 jobs to go, tell us about it.

AMANDA: It’s been a disappointing announcement on Friday that Tenneco Australia will close it’s Walker exhaust plant at O’Sullivan Beach. I guess the news, with the closure of Holden, was sort of expected. Although I know the company was working very hard to look at other options and to diversify, with the closure of Holden it was understood that this could be an option. But of course it’s very, very disappointing and devastating for those people losing their jobs and their families. 

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TENNECO WALKER CLOSURE COMES AS A BLOW TO THE SOUTH

The decision by Tenneco Australia to close its Walker exhaust plant in October will be devastating for many families in Southern Adelaide.

Federal Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth and Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing Nick Champion said their thoughts were with all 128 workers and their families who have been given this bad news today.

‘As the Federal Member in Southern Adelaide, it is disappointing to see the devastating impact the loss of automotive manufacturing is having on so many local families,”  Mrs Rishworth said.

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SOUTHERN ADELAIDE NEEDS A STRATEGIC INDUSTRY PLAN FOR JOBS

Job creation and a strategic industry plan after the exit of Holden from Australia were the centre of discussion at the Southern Jobs Taskforce last night.

Representatives from local business, schools, universities, training providers and Government all came together to talk about what the future holds for the South following the loss of the automotive industry, and to develop a way forward for the region.

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