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The ABC Must Be Forced By Law To Maintain South Australian Production Operations

Liberal Senator for South Australia Sean Edwards said the Australian Broadcasting Corporation must be forced by law to honour its obligation to audiences outside of Sydney and Melbourne through a return to tied-funding.

Tied-funding has been used in the past to compel the ABC to adequately fund regional operations. “All indications are ABC Managing Director Mark Scott will use what are relatively minor cost savings being asked of him as an opportunity to continue a campaign of centralisation and to conveniently blame this on Government”, Senator Edwards said. […]

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South Australia A Winner In China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Liberal Senator for South Australia Sean Edwards said the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will deliver major benefits to regional South Australians. Australian businesses will have unprecedented access to the world’s second largest economy, greatly enhancing our competitive position in key areas such as agriculture, resources, manufacturing and financial services. China is our largest export partner […]

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Wakefield Boosted Through Local Government Grants

Payments to councils in Wakefield are being made under the Australian Government Financial Assistance Grant programme. Senator Sean Edwards said the Australian Government is providing $2.3 billion in quarterly payments to local councils nationwide in 2014-15. “Councils are free to spend this untied grant funding according to local priorities, including for infrastructure, health, recreation, environment, […]

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Help Shape Australia’s Agriculture Policy Agenda

Liberal Senator for South Australia Sean Edwards has welcomed Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce’s announcement that the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper is now available for public comment. Senator Edwards said the Australian Government agricultural policy was focused on increasing returns at the farm gate. “The Coalition is continuing to deliver on its commitment to boost the […]

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