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.
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.
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.
Addressing the extensive regional hospital maintenance backlog and providing drug rehabilitation services in the Riverland are two key regional health policies which will be discussed by Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade during a two day tour of the Riverland.
The State Liberals’ plans to support primary producers expanding into new markets and attracting more tourists to the region will be discussed as part of a two day visit to the Riverland by Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Development and Tourism David Ridgway.
Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:25): I rise today to speak about a busy month in the Riverland as thousands of tourists have flocked to the region to enjoy its wonderful hospitality. As we all know, spring is in the air, and what spring brings to the Riverland is roses, flowers and, of course, the Renmark Rose Festival, which is very popular. In its 23rd year, the event ran over 10 days in the Riverland, finishing last Sunday.