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Briefcase: Business snippets from around SA

In this week’s briefcase, SA’s mining and energy sector drives the state’s exports to record levels, Haigh’s Chocolates announces it will open a store at Westfield Marion and the ACCC allows a merger between three of Australia’s biggest electronic payments providers.

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Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers managing director Keith Lamb says thousands of hectares of company forest will be felled and burned after its port proposal was rejected. Photo supplied.
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Warning that Kangaroo Island forests will burn again after port bid axed

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers says that thousands of hectares of its forests will be felled, piled and burned and the company will walk away from the industry following the State Government’s decision to reject its plans for a port on the island’s north coast.

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MP slams Chapman over 'political' KI port decision

Planning Minister Vickie Chapman’s decision to reject a $40 million timber port off Kangaroo Island has been slammed as “political” by a crossbench MP after an assessment report deemed the project was justified – but Chapman insists she had no conflict of interest to declare.