Richard Bateman is the Australian Conservatives candidate for the South Australian state seat of Mackillop in the 17 March 2018 state election.
Mackillop includes the south-eastern regional towns of Naracoorte, Penola, Kingston South-East, Beachport, Robe, Padthaway, Keith, Bordertown and Meningie on Lake Albert. To find your local electorate in the 2018 state election, click here.
Richard is a third-generation farmer and, along with his wife Jacqui, runs a mixed farming operation at Furner. Working in primary production, Richard understands the needs of rural and regional communities and for a continual investment in infrastructure, protecting the south-east's unique underground aquifers, reducing red and green tape which is strangling small businesses and holding the government of the day to account.
After years of continual neglect in the electorate of MacKillop by the major parties, Richard has received strong support to stand as a candidate.
- Make Mackillop matter - candidate announcement
- Australian Conservatives determined to fix regional roads
- Two-decade dilemma for regional roads
- Conservatives contender backs nuclear investigation
- Bold visions and sly barbs at candidates' forum
- Voting in Mackillop? Penola Pennant newspaper interviews Richard Bateman
- Life and death debate
- Answers to questions in the Stock Journal 8 March 2018
- Regional issues a priority for Mackillop - the Border Chronicle newspaper
- Concerns over Kalangadoo Police Station
- Bureaucratic delay leaves Mt Burr CFS fire appliance without a local home