The River Murray is the lifeblood of our region. A healthy waterway will see communities along it prosper. A healthy waterway will see the communities along it prosper. This can only be done with strong advocacy to ensure South Australia isn't disadvantaged and cheated on what is rightfully and legally ours. SA-BEST will campaign vigorously and fight relentlessly for the best outcome.
My name is Michelle Campbell and I am running in the state election to represent you in the seat of Chaffey.
Why? Because our River Murray deserves a strong, experienced and willing voice like SA-BEST to maintain the rage for its long-term future and for the many people along this economic lifeline who are so reliant on it. This region needs certainty for our horticulture sector to invest and grow to its full potential.
The people of Chaffey deserve to see government departments at state and federal levels serving their needs once again. Nick Xenophon is a staunch advocate for the Murray, ensuring South Australia gets its fair share from the Murray Darling Basin Plan, while making irrigators in upstream states accountable for their actions.
Our region has a myriad of important social needs. A lack of access to quality health services, drug addiction and mental health issues, increased homelessness and children needing safe homes to live - all these problems need to be urgently addressed.
The Riverland tourism sector also needs a huge boost of support to grow and create jobs and new opportunities for our towns, industries, and businesses.
I have been serving the people of Chaffey now for over 20 years in several capacities: as local action planning officer, working in the Chaffey electorate office, as an elected member of the Berri Barmera Council and, until recently, as your local engagement officer at the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. In all these roles, I have seen the benefit of working collaboratively, pooling resources and intelligence to improve conditions for people and creating on-the-ground change.
I promise to listen, to understand what is important to you, and to act in your best interests and get results. I welcome your input and ideas. Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the campaign office on (08) 8545 0400.
It is time the people of Chaffey stopped being ignored and forgotten by the major parties. It is time to band together and become South Australia’s BEST.
Michelle's CV can be viewed and downloaded here.
P.S. If you would like to get involved in the campaign as a volunteer that would be great. Call or email me, or contact the SA-BEST campaign office on (08) 8545 0400.
Some of the issues that need real action...
Combatting Substance Abuse
SA has the highest levels of methamphetamine (Ice) abuse in the nation. Regional areas of our state are among the worst affected, impacting on families and causing increases in crime. SA-BEST will implement strategies to reduce the number of users, increase effective treatment facilities in the region and crack down on drug traffickers.
Job Opportunities, Tourism and Economic Development
SA-BEST is all about creating opportunities to boost employment and increase tourism to the Riverland to take advantage of the enormous potential of the region. And that would add significantly to local economies.
Regional Health Services, Aged Care.
Health services in regional South Australia have been drastically cut back, resulting in a lower standard of care - it’s a disgrace. Priority needs to be given to improving the levels of care and medical facilities available. Our senior citizens also deserve to be treated with dignity and their quality of care needs to be at a high standard. SA-BEST will fight to achieve much better outcomes.