Campaign Diary

Day 1

Day 1 Today I attended the official opening of the Callington Primary School's new administration building and classroom block. The rest of the day was spent campaigning around the electorate and making final preparations for election day tomorrow. »

Day 2

Day 2 This morning I spoke with several constituents about issues that are of concern to them, such as education and some other general election issues. Later, I headed to Goolwa to open the Goolwa Visitors Centre with the Mayor of Alexandrina Council, Kym McHugh.  »

Day 3

Day 3 Today I attended the South Coast Veterans Association's Vietnam Veterans Day in Victor Harbor.  I gave a speech acknowledging the hard work and dedication of our servicemen and laid a wreath in their honour. »

Day 4

Day 4 This morning I met up with State Member for Kavel, Mark Goldsworthy, and we visited small businesses in Lobethal and Woodside. Shortly after, Malcolm Turnbull joined me in visiting small businesses in Stirling, and we chatted with locals from the area. This afternoon I appeared on ABC News 24 with Richard Marles, where we discussed election matters. Download part one of the segment here: LinkClick.aspx Download part two of the segment here: LinkClick.aspx »

Day 5

Day 5 Today I visited several local businesses in Mount Barker and discussed issues of concern with members of the community. »

Day 6

Day 6 Today I campaigned in Stirling and continued organising logistics for Election Day. »

Day 7

Day 7 This morning I campaigned locally in Mount Barker.  It's always great getting feedback from my constituents and giving them the opportunity to raise with me any issues of concern they may have. This evening I attended the Uraidla Districts Football Club's opening of the new extensions to the clubrooms, followed by awards presentation and dinner. »

Day 8

Day 8 This morning I met with constituents on issues including disability services and occupational therapy. Soon after, I spoke on 5aa with Leon Byner about food security, specifically about apples. Later I met with Mount Barker Mayor Ann Ferguson, Neighbourhood Watch representatives, Mark Goldsworthy and Mount Barker police to discuss potential crime prevention projects that could be implemented to make Mount Barker safer and more secure. I headed to Williamstown for further campaignin... »

Day 9

Day 9 First thing this morning I was interviewed by Radio 5EFM about general election issues. Later this afternoon I headed to Aldgate and then Bridgewater for campaigning and to meet with the locals in these areas. »

Day 10

Day 10 I headed to Hindmarsh Island early this morning to meet with Tony Abbott and other South Australian Parliamentarians where Tony announced that an elected Coalition Government would commit $750 million to a plan for the Murray-Darling Basin.   Here, I spoke with the media about this announcement. Upon arriving back at the office, I was interviewed by national radio program 'The Wire' about water issues, particularly about the Murray-Darling Basin and the Co... »

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