The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:23): It gives me great pleasure to get up on this side of the house to speak about one of life's luxuries; that is, to get back to the home electorate of Chaffey to experience some of the great attributes the electorate presents and also, obviously, some of the homecoming.
Volunteers in the Chaffey Electorate will be the beneficiaries of a policy to abolish fees payable by volunteers for Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) screening, under a Marshall Liberal Government.
If elected a Marshall Liberal Government will increase the chemotherapy services provided at the Riverland General Hospital in Berri under a plan to ensure more cancer patients can receive care in the region instead of having to travel to Adelaide.
Shadow Minister for Human Services, Hon Michelle Lensink MLC, will be discussing issues in key sectors including homelessness, domestic violence, youth and disabilities during a trip to the Riverland on February 13.
Health professionals and skilled volunteers will be recruited, trained and developed to address gaps in the health workforce in regional South Australia under a $20 million plan from the State Liberals.
South Australia has recorded the worst export growth rate of any state in the country during the last financial year according to the Federal Government’s Composition of Trade Australia 2016-17 report.