A fundamental responsibility of government is to protect our state’s most vulnerable citizens - our children. The Weatherill Labor Government has failed to do this and like many, I have been shocked by all the developments that have come to light regarding the mismanagement of Families SA by our Premier and his colleagues.Read more
Like many, I was also horrified to learn of the live baiting practices in the Greyhound Industry on the ABC’s Four Corners program. The South Australian Liberal Party is strongly opposed to the use of live baiting for racing and we have introduced important legislation into the South Australian Parliament to amend the Animal Welfare Act 1985. This will provide the RSPCA with the ability to identify where live baiting may occur and new penalties to ensure those engaged are punished by the courts.Read more
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Liberals commit to Festival Transport PlanRead more
COMMITMENT TO BLOCKING CONCESSION CUTS TO PENSIONERS
Along with other local Councils in South Australia, the City of Marion recently sent a rate payer funded letter to local pensioners advising their council rate concession will end as of July 1 this year.
I have received almost a thousand responses from local residents opposing Labor’s hikes to the Emergency Services Levy. When South Australians are already doing it tough, it is sad to see we have a government who have little hesitation in taking even more money from the pockets of homeowners, families, community groups, schools, and volunteer organisations. What’s worse is that not a single cent more will be spent on emergency services, despite some people’s ESL bills going up more than 1000%!
New Bill to criminalise improper interference with FOI requests
The Liberals introduced a Bill making it illegal for a Government Minister, or their staff, from giving improper directions or influence to a Government agency that has been served with a Freedom of Information request.
In a national comparison of Freedom of Information (FOI) laws, South Australia has often been referred to as the most secretive state in the nation after 12 years of Labor.
I recently spoke on this Bill in Parliament, below is the Hansard transcript.