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THE state Labor Party will challenge the
electoral boundaries redistribution in the
The Electoral Districts Boundaries
Commission released its final report on
Thursday, December 8.
It directed renaming Goyder to
Narungga and including District Council
of Barunga West, Snowtown and Lochiel in
Narungga and removing several locations
including Hamley Bridge and Two Wells
for the 2018 election.
Labor claims the redistributed bound-
aries could give the opposition an upper
hand at the next election with an extra four
Labor seats and two independents, includ-
ing Member for Frome Geoff Brock,
potentially falling to the Liberal Party.
South Australian Labor secretary Reggie
Martin lodged an appeal claiming the
redistribution has not been duly made in
accordance with the Constitution Act 1993
and is seeking the redistribution be
quashed and a fresh redistribution be
Member for Goyder Steven Griffiths said
the appeal by Labor is a last-ditch effort.
“Labor was happy with the draft bound-
aries earlier this year,” Mr Griffiths said.
“However, after the Liberal Party lodged
concerns about the intent of the legislation
and the commission made changes reflect-
ed in the final report so boundaries comply,
Labor decided to complain and pursue
Mr Griffiths said the matter may take
several months to resolve; however, he
believes it won’t result in any changes.
The appeal has been listed for a direc-
tions hearing on Monday, January 16.
ILLEGAL rubbish dumpers face
fines of up to $1000 from next
Changes to the Local Nuisance
and Litter Control Act come into
effect on February 1.
People found to have dumped 50
litres or more of hazardous or gener-
al litter will receive a $1000 expiation
Currently, the fine is $315.
District Council of the Copper
Coast had 25 formal complaints of
illegal dumping last year, with eight
reports in the week before Christmas.
Three incidents were the same
offender, who was caught due to
identifiable material being found in
“There have been two more
incidents since Christmas but staff
collect illegally dumped rubbish reg-
ularly,” acting CEO Katrina Borlace
“They have found general house-
hold rubbish, furniture, garden
waste, kids’ toys, nappies, clothing,
house plans, small amounts of
asbestos, and in one unusual case a
Mrs Borlace said there is a slight
increase in dumping after holiday
periods and council has focused on
raising awareness with owners and
managers of holiday rentals.
“Staff believe the increase in visitor
numbers together with additional
financial pressures to residents dur-
ing the holiday season contribute to
this (rise in dumping),” she said.
“We encourage them — or any
resident in the Copper Coast who
requires an additional bin — to pur-
chase the required bin then contact
us to arrange for payment to register
it for collection.”
z CLEAN UP... District Council of the Copper Coast
enforcement officer Jodi Russack inspects illegally
dumped rubbish outside Kadina last week; the culprit was
found and fined.
Dumping fines are going up
z Those found dumping 50
litres or more of class B
hazardous litter or general
litter, $1000 expiation.
hazardous litter, $500
z Up to 50 litres of general
litter, $210 expiation.
z There is no expiation for a
class A hazardous litter,
which includes asbestos, as
the matter goes straight to
the Environment, Resources
and Development Court.
Penalties are up to
$250,000 (body corporate),
$120,000 or imprisonment
for two years.
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