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Apr 24, 2023  |  press release
It was an honour to attend an early ANZAC Day service with Mayor Jill Whittaker at Bupa Campbelltown retirement village.
Today's special ANZAC Day ceremony is held a day early to give residents the opportunity to spend tomorrow with relatives and attend other services if they wish. #lestweforget

Weekend Street Corner

Mar 25, 2023  |  press release

Thank you to all the residents who stopped by for a friendly chat over the weekend to have their say in our local area!

Hartley Roads and Traffic Forum

Mar 24, 2023  |  press release
A fantastic turnout at our local Road Safety Forum this morning, where residents had the opportunity to share their thoughts and raise their concerns on various roads and intersections.
Thank you to Councillor Therese Britton La Salle for attending and listening to our locals.

Live on Radio Italiana 531

Mar 20, 2023  |  press release

Thanks for having me on your show Radio Italiana 531! Talking about the storms, roads, submarines and local issues

Welcoming our newest Australians

Mar 14, 2023  |  press release
Congratulations to our newest Aussies!
It was a pleasure to welcome our latest citizens at the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Citizenship Ceremony.
Good luck to all as you embark on the latest chapter in your own great Australian story 🇦🇺

Morphettville Racecourse Redevelopment

Feb 27, 2023  |  press release
A project many years in the making.
Today a much anticipated $350 million development at Morphettville Racecourse was officially announced.
The master plan includes a suite of amenities from town houses to plazas, and will support up to 700 construction jobs.
Watch this space!

SA Stands with Ukraine

Feb 23, 2023  |  press release
Tomorrow tragically marks the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
South Australia stands in solidarity with Ukraine and it’s people. 🇦🇺 🇺🇦

Hydrating Heatwave Commuters

Feb 20, 2023  |  press release

SA facing a heatwave we haven’t seen since December 2019 - today I joined Shadow Health Minister Ashton Hurn in calling on the SA Labor Government to help our commuters stay hydrated on public transport as a preventative measure.

SA Floods Charity Football Match

Feb 19, 2023  |  press release

Fantastic day today to raise funds for the SA Floods recovery with my colleagues and members and staff from Government. Great cause and around $200k raised! And we got the W 

Teen Parliament 2023

Feb 16, 2023  |  press release
It’s fantastic to see the new generation taking an interest in politics and engaging with issues that matter most to them.
Outstanding display from our Teen Parliament today!

Avenues Dux

Feb 10, 2023  |  press release

Congratulations to Arjun for the outstanding achievement of Avenues College Dux 2022! And congratulations and good luck to the entire graduate Avenues College class of 2022!

Mayor Marijka Ryan

Feb 03, 2023  |  press release

Wonderful to catchup with newly elected Mayor of Tea Tree Gully Council Marijka Ryan at Primo Caffe in Dernancourt! 

Tour Down Under 2023

Jan 20, 2023  |  press release
Strong start today for our Mens Stage 3 Tour Down Under cyclists! A great day to be enjoying Australia's greatest cycling race with my Liberal colleagues and councilors Josh Robinson and Victoria McFarlane!

San Pellegrino Festa

Jan 15, 2023  |  press release

The feast of San Pellegrino underway, be sure to get along and support a long held local tradition

All happening in Felixstow

Dec 15, 2022  |  press release

An exciting new project is cooking at Fogolar Furlan, involving a new wave of young migrants from Friuli Venezia Giulia to promote the history and culture of the oldest regional Italian club in town with authentic regional cuisine!

Keep Australia Moving

Dec 06, 2022  |  press release
Today I joined Senator McKenzie, Josh Teague MP and Tony Pasin MP in speaking with freight and transport stakeholders like Steve Shearer and Sharon Middleton on how to keep our state moving.

Holden's Final Roar

Dec 03, 2022  |  press release

Everyone has a Holden Story, this is a Holden town. Today I participated in Holden’s final roar.

Holden owners from right across the state gathered today to drive in convoy, from the old Holden factory down to Victoria Square, to honour an industry staple of South Australia, and an iconic Aussie automotive brand. 

Congratulations Adelaide Strikers

Nov 29, 2022  |  press release

It was a pleasure to meet with the Adelaide Strikers and their captain Tahlia McGrath to congratulate them after their inspiring victory at the  WBBL Grand Final!



support our most vulnerable

Nov 08, 2022  |  press release

Today I spoke to the media on behalf of residents like Veronica and her family, who struggled to get the recent State Government concession payments.

Veronica spent over an hour on the phone, then the line disconnected! Not good enough!!

With the cost of living biting, this Government needs to allocate the resources to get these payments into the pockets of some of our most vulnerable residents!

Congratulations Year 12's

Oct 31, 2022  |  press release

Excellent to be back at Rostrevor College tonight. Congratulations Anton on winning the Murphy House Senior Christian Leadership Award.

Congratulations to all award winners and good luck year 12’s in your upcoming exams!

raggies pink ribbon breakfast

Oct 28, 2022  |  press release
It was an absolute pleasure to attend the Athelstone Football Club "Raggies" pink ribbon Breakfast where I had the honour to present the new inclusive raggies football team with their new Guernseys! A special thanks to GabCha for helping host this event.
The raggies continue to be an inspirational and important pillar in our local community

Marion Council horsing around

Oct 28, 2022  |  press release
What a crappy decision!
A long standing tradition that allows horse trainers to leave bags of manure for residents to take home at Morphettville has been flushed away by Marion City council.
We’re calling on all Marion Mayoral candidates to reverse this crappy decision!

Happy Deepavali

Oct 21, 2022  |  press release

It was great to catchup with Chirag and his team for Deepavali 2022!

Thank you to the Indian Community in South Australia, we love you,

Thanks for enriching our state

Hahndorf Interchange

Oct 17, 2022  |  press release

Labor have completely missed the mark

This morning I visited Hahndorf to discuss the State Labor Government’s revised Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrades project which will dump the much anticipated Hahndorf Interchange.
This defeats the entire purpose of the project which aimed to see heavy vehicles diverted and congestion alleviated in Hahndorf.

South Road Left In Limbo

Oct 16, 2022  |  press release

7 months in and this Government has no timeline, no tender and no idea.

Today I spoke with Peter from Safe Place SA, whose vulnerable residents have been left in limbo by this Governments acquisition inaction.

Simply not good enough. 

A Day in The Gums

Oct 08, 2022  |  press release

Supporting ‘A Day in The Gums’ in Tranmere. Catching up with some of the Campbelltown Landcare & Environment Action Network members, other associated groups and members of the public. Guest speakers, workshops and walks in The Gums at 10-3 today. 

Feast of the Madonna di Montevergine

Sep 25, 2022  |  press release

Another fantastic celebration of the Feast of the Madonna di Montevergine. 67 years later and the local community continues to make it the biggest feast celebration in our state. A tribute to the migrants who helped to build our state many years ago

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sep 09, 2022  |  press release

Today I paid my respects and offered my condolences to the Royal Family for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Female Facilities Need Funding

Aug 28, 2022  |  press release
The State Labor Govt has dropped the ball. This morning I stood along side the Athelstone Football Club "Raggies" to call upon the State Labor Government to increase funding for Female Facilities across SA to match the growing interest in female sports

Rugby Union Test Pre-Match at Adelaide Oval

Aug 26, 2022  |  press release

It was a pleasure to meet with Her Excellency the Governor Frances Adamson AC and her husband Mr. Rod Bunten at the Rugby Union SA Test Pre-Match at Adelaide Oval! #gowallabies #gowallaroos #AUSvRSA

Age of Criminal Responsibility with Charles Campbell College

Aug 23, 2022  |  press release

It was a pleasure to speak with the legal studies students of Charles Campbell College surrounding the debate around the age of criminal responsibility.

Morning with David Speirs

Aug 21, 2022  |  press release

This morning I joined @davidspeirsmp to call on the SA Labor Govt to release the project review on the final part of the North South Corridor so South Australians know what is going on! #adelaide