Talking in Parliament about our local fruit growers and the challenges faced by our apple and pear growers after a damaging weather events. Also cherry season has begun in the Adelaide Hills which is a good chance for public to visit for a day of cherry picking, foods and dessert. For more info on cherry growers visit the following link: http://www.cherriessa.com.au/.
By refusing to sign a Statement of Principles with the Commonwealth Government, the State Government is putting headline-grabbing politics ahead of our schools. $1.3 billion cannot be transferred from the Commonwealth Government to our schools until this statement is signed. The State Government is playing games.
Labor's downgrades to Modbury Hospital have seen emergency surgery gone, the high dependency unit gone, acute surgical wards gone, cardiology admissions gone and two thirds of medical beds cut. A Marshall Liberal Government is committed to undoing the damage of Labor's Transforming Health cuts – read more at www.saliberal.org.au/saving_modbury_hospital!
31/10/1517 saw Martin Luther nail his 95 theses - opposing the sale of indulgences for the forgiveness of sins - to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, setting in train a chain of events that led to the reformation and changed the world. 500 years later many Lutherans and other Christians in the Morialta community have been marking the occasion and I was pleased to do so in the Parliament.
Last night, the Adelaide Hills Council met and undertook what was a disappointing, foolish and, I think, disgraceful decision to ignore for the third time the 95 per cent of respondents to community consultation who said that they want to retain wards in the Adelaide Hills Council area.
At the end of 2017 the Spring Head Trinity Lutheran School in Mount Torrens will be closing its doors due to demographic change leading to low enrolments. As the second oldest Lutheran School in Australia it has a history (and a present) worth recognising and celebrating and on 5 July I took the opportunity to do so in the House of Assembly.
The SA Indian community's annual Mela at the Wayville Showgrounds is one of the largest multicultural events in South Australia, attended by thousands of people from across the community. It was a privilege to participate, on behalf of Steven Marshall and the Liberal team.