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Election Live: Transport, KI and more dirty tricks?

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Follow the day’s election announcements and happenings live here – scroll down for news on alleged dirty tricks, Kangaroo Island and new park and rides.

2.50pm Liberal agribusiness plan

The Liberals have produced a an agribusiness, food and wine plan which they say will “re-invest in the agricultural sector”, increase exports and grow regional jobs”. in the business. They say the “Bicentenary Food Plan 2036″ will provide five-year rolling strategies with a target of doubling the current value of our food industry by 2036.

“A Marshall Liberal Government will also engage with industry and SARDI to develop a long term Research and Development Plan for the agricultural and horticultural industries that will be instrumental to the success of the Agribusiness, Food and Wine Bicentenary Plan.”

11.15 Interesting handwriting

The Liberals are calling foul on the following notes turning up in letterboxes in the seat of Reynell.

They say the handwriting of Labor candidate Katrine Hildyard looks surprisingly different – could it be that volunteers are filling these out to give the impression that their candidate is ubiquitous?

hildyard

11am Park and rides promised

Labor today promised it would spend $7.5 million from its car park tax to build a series of new park and rides. The locations will be determined by a study at seven potential sites: Tambelin, Golden Grove, Bellevue Heights, Crafers, Parafield, West Lakes and Wayville.

Premier Jay Weatherill also promised an upgrade of the Salisbury and Noarlunga stations, including ticket barriers and increased CCTV monitoring. He says the measures will help the Government reduce fare evasion.

10.47am Dirty tricks?

The Liberals are having a quiet day, although Steven Marshall did talk to the rural press earlier today.

Check back here at 11.30 for what the Liberals say will be an example of Labor dirty tricks.

9.39am Golf on KI

After the flurry of the great debate on Monday night, things have gone quiet. Too quiet.

This morning Deputy Premier John Rau (the unofficial minister for Kangaroo Island) promised a “Commissioner for Kangaroo Island”, and announced he’d given major project status to a proposed $30 million championship golf course on the island. He’s also promising $3.5 million for an upgrade of KI airport.

Premier Jay Weatherill and transport minister Tom Koutsantonis will be out this morning making public transport announcements.

No word from the Liberal camp today.

 

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