The Australian Conservatives candidate for Chaffey, Trevor Scott was a breakfast radio announcer for 16 years and learned about what makes his electorate’s community tick.
“I have spent countless hours talking with people and because of that I have gained insight into what this region needs,” Mr Scott told the Stock Journal.
An elected member of the Berri Barmera Council, he decided to stand as an Australian Conservatives candidate as he believed the region needed a stronger voice in the Lower House to ensure that whoever forms government is aware of the region’s needs.
Trevor answered as series of questions this week from the Stock Journal:
What do you see as the major issue affecting SA agriculture and how would you rectify this?
“Labor has not given agriculture the focus it needs. It has cut the PIRSA budget which means cuts to agricultural research and development. Our view on this is that the budget needs to increase. PIRSA under an Australian Conservatives’ government would have to work closely with farmers and industry, and our rural and regional policy invests in the sector by investing in the people, services and communities that support our farmers.”
What are your views on allowing mining on prime farming land in Chaffey?
“At this stage there is too much uncertainty for farmers and graziers in the arable land areas regarding open cut extractive mining. This can lead to unsustainability in farming practices and prevent neighbouring farmers from being able to farm.”
To see the Australian Conservatives’ 2018 Election Plan for South Australia, click here.