As I’ve been talking to people in the community over the last few months I have sensed a growing feeling of confidence in South Australia’s future. Business owners are talking about putting on more staff; more young people are talking about building their futures here, rather than moving interstate to follow career aspirations. We are working hard to create an environment conducive to employment growth and prosperity.
The election seems like a distant memory as the new Government has been busy delivering our reform agenda. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their continued faith in me as their local MP.
For the first time in sixteen years we have a new Government. I can report that our Premier Steven Marshall is working extremely hard to ensure we deliver on our key election commitments of more jobs, lower costs and better services.
Issue 25 of Morialta Matters explores the Cherry season kicking off in the Adelaide Hills and the challenges cherry farmers faced with recent weather events. I had the pleasure of being at the turning of the first sod for the long awaited new Montacute CFS station. Details of the State Liberals $20 million commitment to restoring services at the Modbury Hospital are included in the newsletter as well as the State Liberals 'Energy Solution' policy.
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Discussion in the State Parliament since the last edition of Morialta Matters has been dominated by the State Budget, and in particular the Weatherill Government’s attempts to introduce a new State Bank Tax.
Issue 23 of Morialta Matters continues to address the growing issue of South Australia's electricity crisis and the unreliability which currently surrounds residents and business owners. I have also spent a lot of time in the community, visiting groups and sporting clubs throughout the Adelaide Hills. There was also another successful year of the Morialta Citizenship Award, which saw 17 students from 11 different schools in Morialta receive the award for their strong community involvement. Details are also provided about Steven Marshall's proposed plan 'GlobeLink' which looks to boost exports across South Australia, while providing an efficient and safe route for freight.
In Issue 22 of Morialta Matters it is discussed how the storm events during September effected Morialta, many residents of whom were effected by damaged roads and infrastructure. There is a recap of the many events held across South Australia including the Morialta Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service quiz night, the Holy Mary of Montevergine Festa 2017 and many more. Details are also provided about Steven Marshall's plan to Establish four Entrepreneurial Schools in Adelaide and regional South Australia.
Issue 21 of Morialta Matters was a chance for me to introduce a new layout to the newsletter. The newsletter explores challenges in the State Budget and what impact it will have on South Australian's. I've also touched on the EPA's new air quality policy and what these changes will mean for the residents of Morialta.
In Issue 20 of Morialta Matters the Planning for the Future recently held in conjunction with Campbelltown City Council is discussed. Details are provided about Steven Marshall's Job's Stimulus Package on how it would create jobs for South Australians. Information about the scourge of Ice is included and local achievements including Australia Day awards, the Black Hill Challenge winners and local fundraisers are discussed.
Issue 19 of Morialta Matters there is a strong focus on the local community. St Ignatius College's recent win in a National Aerobics Competition and plans for a Campbelltown Community Garden are discussed. There are also details on how to detect whether an offer is a scam. Also included is details of my support for the Zahra Foundation (combatting domestic violence) in walking the 12km leg of the City-to-Bay and details of two local events I have organised - one for managing advanced care directives - wills and estates and the other being the third annual Community Quiz Night raising money for the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service.
In Issue 18 of Morialta Matters I discuss a number of local issues and provide facts and figures for the 2015-16 State Budget. I've listed my contributions in the Parliament and included details of some of the local events including the Centenary of the Morialta Conservation Park.