Media Releases

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 14:30

A Summer of Hot Dogs

Member for Morphett and veterinarian of over 20 years Dr Duncan McFetridge urges dog owners to take proper care of their pets with temperatures expected to exceed forty degrees for the remainder of the week.

“We have all heard horrific stories about dogs dying in cars on moderately sunny days and all dog owners should remember their pets need fresh air to cool themselves down,” Dr McFetridge said.

Monday, 24 December 2007 10:30

Speeding Fine Row

Speeding fines issued to thousands of motorists over at least two years may have failed to comply with the law.

SA Police has changed the design of expiation notices after fines were issued without identifying the issuing police officer for at least 21 months.

Under the Expiation of Offences Regulations, the “form must specify … the name of the issuing officer or a code enabling the issuing authority to identify the issuing officer”.

An estimated $89 million revenue from speeding, traffic and red light fines will be raised this financial year.

Tuesday, 05 February 2008 10:30

Labor duds SA over water

Drought-stricken South Australia has again been dudded after the Rann Government failed to secure a greater share of water from the Murray Darling basin.

Under the new water sharing arrangements, South Australia will lose 50GL – down from 150GL to 100GL.

Acting Shadow Water Security Minister Duncan McFetridge said today’s announcement confirms South Australia is being squeezed dry by the upstream Labor States.

“Labor’s so-called new era of co-operation means that South Australia gets dudded on water,” Dr McFetridge said.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008 10:30

Rann has no solar flare

Premier Rann’s track record on solar farms has been dealt a blow after revelations a $16 million scheme in the State’s Far North has not worked since it was built five years ago.

Power to the Aboriginal communities in the APY Lands has been supplied by diesel electricity generators spewing out tonnes of greenhouse gases.

Today Premier Rann has announced he wants to spend $7.1 million on building a solar power station at Coober Pedy.

Shadow Aboriginal Affairs Minister Duncan McFetridge said South Australians will have little faith that Premier Rann’s latest plan will work.

Friday, 20 June 2008 09:30

$200 million Hit to Motorists

More than 1.38 million South Australians – almost the entire population of the State – have been fined for speeding over the past six years.

Since 2002, Treasurer Kevin Foley has drained more than $200 million from the wallets of motorists, with speeding fines set to rise again on July 1.

Figures obtained by the State Liberals have revealed the number of speeding fines has increased by 38 per cent since 2002. At the same time, revenue from fines has increased by a staggering 70 per cent.

Friday, 25 July 2008 09:30

Oaklands Crossing A Sham


Dr Duncan McFetridge MP, Shadow Minister for Transport, today called on the State Government to resolve the Oaklands Crossing problems which have caused unprecedented traffic delays over the last two weeks.

Dr McFetridge said that the boom gates failed again last week and traffic is continually delayed because of incorrect sequencing.

“The State Government was supposed to fix the sequencing. There have been unacceptable traffic delays due to the government’s failure to maintain the boom gates,” said Dr McFetridge.

Dr Duncan McFetridge, Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, questioned the Rann Government’s resolve in implementing the recommendations of the Mulligan inquiry which put APY communities at risk.

Duncan McFetridge said today that the failure of the Rann Government to implement the recommendation 40 of the Mulligan Inquiry put not only the safety of police officers but the APY communities at risk.

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