High levels of workplace participation and productivity are the key to achieving a strong and prosperous economy, particularly in the small business sector. After the closure of GMH, those affected must not be forgotten. We must create opportunities and incentives for the youth sector.
I am Phillip Gallasch. As the SA-BEST candidate for Elizabeth, I see an opportunity for real change and I want to be a part of that change. Now is the time for Elizabeth to have a voice and a say from someone who understands this electorate and knows that those affected by government policies need to have their concerns appropriately addressed.
South Australia, and Elizabeth in particular, have been going backwards for far too long. Employment is collapsing, youth unemployment is too high, government charges are skyrocketing, our health and child protection systems are in crisis, power prices are through the roof, our senior citizens are struggling to make ends meet, while more young South Australians are leaving our state.
That’s why I want to be part of that push for a change which will be for the betterment of our community and our state. I am a strong believer in accountable, effective, efficient and inclusive government and that is what SA-BEST aims to achieve.
I was born in Australia and graduated in Law and in Economics from The University of Adelaide in 1983. I am an admitted legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of SA and the High Court of Australia. I have operated my legal practice, Dixon Gallasch, in Elizabeth-Elizabeth South since 1986.
I am a family man with three adult children and one grandchild. I want the best for my family growing up in the future.
Like Nick Xenophon and the other candidates in the SA-BEST team, I see myself as being part of the sensible centre in Australian politics. I believe in equal opportunity for all and opening pathways for people from all walks to realise their full potential. Other priorities include creating more employment opportunities, modern and reliable health services and facilities, tackling serious substance abuse, providing dependable and well-managed aged care, diverse education choices, and protecting small business.
At this election, we all have an opportunity to break free of the tired, lazy and toxic political duopoly of Labor and the Liberals. I am excited at the prospect of what SA-BEST and Nick Xenophon can do for us.
You can contact me via email at email@example.com, or call the campaign office on (08) 8545 0400.
I am looking forward to meeting you and discussing your concerns and our ideas.
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.
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Some of the issues that need real action...
As South Australia's largest employing sector, small business makes a significant contribution to our economy. Governments must foster small business growth and in doing so, reduce bureaucratic obstacles.
Targeted gambling reform is required. We have the world’s highest per capita gambling losses. Our governments are totally out of touch with the overwhelming community desire to end the damage caused by problem gambling.
While we must care for our young and promote an environment that employs our youth we must not forget our senior citizens who are often most vulnerable.
High quality, easily accessible health care is a fundamental right for all Australians. With an ageing population and rising health costs that outstrip inflation, there needs to be a new approach.
A combination of local, state and federal government taxes and red tape have made housing less affordable, particularly for those trying to enter the housing market for the first time. This needs to be tackled head on.
Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation
With one of the highest levels of substance abuse in the world, we need a total revamp to ensure those with a problem can access help. We must develop programs and a culture that seeks to minimise addiction in the first place.
Law and Order
Crime against persons and property are highest in our northern suburbs. More resources and initiatives are needed to identify the causes and tackle the problems.