Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis MP has expressed he is satisfied with the legislative reform achieved throughout this term of Parliament, which he says has greatly benefited the people of Narungga.
“With Parliamentary today having risen for the session, it is a good time to look back on what has been achieved for Narungga in this term,” Mr Ellis said.
“The approach to managing COVID-19 has certainly taken time away from the usual Parliamentary agenda, but we have still managed to achieve a lot for the electorate.
“The moratorium on genetically modified crops was successfully removed, giving our farmers more choice on what they want to grow. I am pleased to report that this has directly led to 6,500 hectares of genetically modified canola being planted on the Yorke Peninsula this season.
“Local farmers have also recently welcomed parliamentary committee recommendations presented for reform of land access arrangements for landholders dealing with mining companies.
“We have also moved to decentralise our state’s health system through the introduction of Local Health Networks. Though there is still significant work to do in our health sector, giving the decision-making power back to our regions has been a very positive step.
“The introduction of local Landscape Boards, and the single use plastic ban, have already had wide-ranging benefits for our environment, and the budget allocations resulting in near $200m for roadworks across Narungga has been unprecedented.
“Abolishing payroll tax for both small and medium businesses is a great initiative which has lowered costs for the many eligible businesses across Narungga, and the secured reductions in electricity and water bills and the Emergency Services Levy have given some relief for householders.
“There is much more we have accomplished, and much more we can do.
“I am proud of what we have achieved in this term of Parliament, and I look forward to contributing to further reform and progress if re-elected to represent the people of Narungga.”