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     9   Adelaide plains floods and assistance to growers

Mr Zappia, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)        widespread flooding has devastated large food growing areas in the Adelaide plains;

(b)        the Adelaide plains are a major economic driver for South Australia, producing hundreds of millions of dollars of fruit and vegetables each year;

(c)        the collective losses sustained by growers have run into tens of millions of dollars; and

(d)        many of the producers affected by the floods are family enterprises with limited financial capacity to withstand the losses and damage; and

(2)        calls on the Government to report back to the House on what assistance measures will be provided to growers seriously affected by the floods.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.