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How SA Labor's Bank Tax is strangling business growth in our state

Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 16:27 ): There has been a lot of debate around this most recent state budget, potentially more than ever before. The government's failed Transforming Health program has come under scrutiny. The constant ramping of ambulances at the Flinders Medical Centre is a hot topic. The issues of emergency departments closing across the city, the downgrading of services at Noarlunga Hospital and the shameful government decision to close down the Repat hospital have South Australians up in arms.

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Oaklands Crossing Success - A Great Community Effort

Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 15:17 ): I rise today to speak on a great outcome for my community. Confronted with a 40-year-old problem that created delays and frustrations, as well as safety issues, it was rewarding to join our community on a Fix Oaklands Crossing campaign. This has been a win for the people and now we have a solution for these ongoing safety and congestion issues that have long been paining our local area.

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Does SA need an Industry Advocate?

Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 16:43 ): As the lead speaker, I rise with great pleasure to speak on the Industry Advocate Bill. As we know, the bill is an attempt to make the Industry Advocate a statutory body. The Industry Advocate has been doing quite a bit of work around town, and we need to have a look at why this position is in place. 

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Fantastic result for our community

Thanks to everyone that has supported the campaign over the past few years.

This has been an issue in our community for decades and to finally have a solution is a great outcome and proof that a community campaign, and everyone working together, can deliver a great result.

Yesterday's announcement of a new train underpass to fix Oaklands Crossing involves $95 million dollars from the Federal Liberal Government ($55 million added to the $40 million committed by Federal Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint at last year's election), $74.3 million dollars from the State Government and $5 million from the Marion Council.

Having grown up in Oaklands Park I have been aware of this issue since I was a teenager working at Westfield Marion and like all those who have been constantly delayed at this intersection I feel a sense of achievement that we have helped deliver a solution.

Community support and continued pressure for a solution has resulted in this excellent outcome for the community.

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Oaklands Crossing will be fixed!

THANKYOU to everyone who joined our long running campaign to FIX the Oaklands Crossing!

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Our young South Australians continue to leave

Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (12:24): I rise today to recognise and speak on the motion put forward by the member for Chaffey, namely:

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Operation Flinders

Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:07): I rise today to speak about a trip I was very fortunate to be able to take in recent weeks to Yankaninna Station in the Far North Flinders Ranges to see firsthand the outstanding work of the Operation Flinders Foundation.

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Getting a job is a full-time occupation in South Australia

Thursday 17 November 2016

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Unemployment in South Australia

Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:20): I rise today to speak on this very dark day. I know that we have been hearing a lot about the shocking treatment of the people at Oakden in the mental health and aged-care facility, and we are all appalled at what is going on there and the mismanagement of this government in dealing with this issue. However, today I rise to speak about the darkness that surrounds our job prospects in South Australia. 

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SA Employment rate soars

The latest ABS employment statistics reveal South Australia was the only State in the Country to record an increase in their unemployment rate in the past month. 

South Australia's unemployment rate jumped to 7.3% in April, a rise from 7% in March. 

South Australian's deserve better and the State Government needs to be doing more to support South Australian businesses grow and employ more people.

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