Matthew Smith runs a community focused business with his wife and wants a better way for his home State.
The Mount Barker Courier reports he said the seat of Morialta was diverse with people living in both country and metropolitan areas and as such needs strong, principled representation in Parliament from someone who is aware of the vast array of issues.
“Morialta has a number of issues – I am concerned about mobile phone black spots, getting proper government support for our CFS volunteers, access to health and road infrastructure, just to name a few,” he said.
“The Australian Conservatives moved a Bill last year to put in place a charter that gives CFS and SES volunteers the right to input into what happens to them rather than always being told what is going to be done to them," he continued.
“This was passed in the Legislative Council where it was introduced by our member Robert Brokenshire but the Government did not pass it in the Lower House before the Parliament closed ahead of the election which was disappointing.”
“Our members will push for this important charter to be moved through after the election as a priority.”
“Our roads, both metro and regional, have been badly neglected which puts lives at risk. Many of the worst areas are not even scheduled for urgent maintenance before 2025.”
“This is a disgrace and as the member for Morialta I would make roads a priority rather than an afterthought,” he said.
To read the Australian Conservatives “Investing in Rural and Regional South Australia” policy document, click here.