Only 250 signatures to go

24 Oct 2023

With more signatures collected at the YP Field Days, I can advise we are now only 250 signatures short of reaching our target of 10,000 signatures for the health petition we launched last year.

I urge businesses with sheets on their counters to please return them to the electorate office (or give us a call and we will come and collect them), and I also plead for anyone who hasn’t yet signed a petition sheet and wishes to do so to please do! You only need be a South Australian citizen over the age of 18 to be eligible; contact my office if you need further information.

Reaching the 10,000 signatures tally by law forces referral to Parliament’s Legislative Review Committee to investigate the actions sought on the petition, namely improvements to our local health services and resourcing systems that are urgently needed, and addressing ongoing impacts of doctor shortages.

Parliament activity

With Parliament sitting every other week from mid-October and throughout November, it has been a busy period.

News of interest includes the change of default speed limit on beaches that allow vehicles to drive on them. From 1 December 2023, unless otherwise signposted, the speed limit on such beaches will be 40 km/h, and 25 km/h when within 50 metres of a pedestrian.

Topics I have spoken about in the chamber have included the need for a replacement rescue vessel for Pt Turton Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol; calling for a different fee structure for commercial fishers; querying the delays in roadworks pledged by Rex Minerals; congratulating organisers of the YP Field Days and recent 150th celebrations at Stansbury and Edithburgh; and seeking an update on planned measures to address environmental damage occurring from huge tourist numbers at Wauraltee Beach. To view any speeches, refer to the Parliament tab on this website. 

New Active Club round opens 23 October

Round 52 of the popular Office of Sport and Recreation’s Active Club Program opened on 23 October (closing 4 December), inviting local recreation and sports clubs to apply for up to $3,000 for new equipment or program support. Guidelines and application details are under Grants on my website.