Giles is the SA-BEST candidate for the seat of King. His work has been based in metropolitan clinics, the prison system, and in regional and Indigenous communities.
He is a 37 year-old-podiatrist with two women in his life: his wife and his two-year-old daughter. With your support, as part of the Nick Xenophon’s SA-BEST, Giles believes he can bring about the real change that our community and our state desperately needs.
He has worked in health care for 12 years with Country Health SA, SA Health in the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, the Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Health Service and in his own private practice. His work has been based in metropolitan clinics, the prison system, and in regional and Indigenous communities.
As a local, member Giles would have a strong focus on health. He believes that prevention is always better than the cure for both the patient and the health care budget. He says that “Preventative health care must be an absolute government priority, with targeted funding to reduce chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Health promotion needs to be made a priority to reduce the cost and suffering of these preventable diseases”.
His private practice is part of a multi-disciplinary team working alongside community GPs. He believes government resources should be directed to maximising patient outcomes to people in their own community.
“This reduces the burden on the public health system, by supporting GPs and allied health teams in delivering enhanced community based services,” he says.
“Patients from all ages and walks of life teach me something new every day. They have inspired me totake these community issues and give them a voice that can be heard”.
Bushfire mitigation, management and prevention are issues very close to Giles’ heart. “I grew up in One Tree Hill for the first 27 years of my life, I have strong connections with the area and my family still live on the family farm, providing rescue and rehabilitation for native animals. Our farm was scarred by the 2015 Sampson Flat fire. This experience showed me the importance of a well-resourced CFS, support for volunteers and adequate, reliable communication technology for at-risk communities”.
Giles has a mortgage and understands the cost of living pressures with high electricity prices, rising council rates and the emergency services levy. He’s also concerned about accountability and transparency in government at all levels.
“I want to make SA the best it can be for my two-year-old daughter and for your children and grandchildren as well. If governed properly SA can be a vibrant, thriving place full of opportunity so that our children and grandchildren won’t have to go interstate for jobs when they grow up”.
You can contact Giles via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the campaign office on (08) 8545 0400 and arrange to meet up with him to discuss any issue that concerns you in King. To view Giles' electorate page, click here.