Australian Conservatives’ candidate for Flinders, Tony Parker, answered a series of questions this week from the Stock Journal:
What do you believe is the biggest challenge facing Flinders?
“Taxation, energy and lack of realistic investment in our roads, hospitals and infrastructure. I am committed to a return to common sense energy supply which means looking at all options and making sure we pick the one that provides the most reliable, affordable electricity for our state.”
What do you see as the major issue affecting SA agriculture?
“If we are to grow our economy we need to build on the one industry that continues to provide employment opportunities and which contributes $25 billion to the state economy each year – agriculture. We have committed to supporting a new deep-water multi-user port catering for Panamax and cape vessels that would improve access to markets for our farmers.”
What are your views on allowing mining on prime farming land in Flinders?
“To protect agriculture we need to annex arable farming and grazing land while stimulating mining outside of the arable areas which is where most mineral deposits are found.”
To see the Australian Conservatives’ 2018 Election Plan for South Australia, click here.