"If you want things to change, only you can make it happen."
You may already know that I’ve stepped down from the Senate, so I can step up to run for the seat of Hartley in the March 2018 state election. But you may not know why.
In a nutshell, I’m fed up with the broken and poisonous nature of our state politics, which is holding our great state back.
Unaffordable power, a deterioration in health and community services and key state assets being sold off. All while SA slips behind the rest of the nation.
More and more young people are being driven away from our state due to a lack of opportunities. I want that to change.
South Australians have had an awful choice of a government that deserves to lose, and an opposition that doesn’t deserve to win. Until now.
As the leader of SA-BEST - along with a great team of other SA-BEST candidates - we have a strong positive vision for SA: to make the parliament work harder for the people, to have open and honest government, and to drive change that will deliver more affordable services.
SA-BEST is about real change you can trust. I have a strong track record of fighting for South Australians and our state in the South Australian and federal parliaments.
And I am asking you for the enormous privilege of representing you in the seat of Hartley. I am a true local. This part of Adelaide has been my home for decades.
And please understand what’s at stake here.
SA-BEST is challenging the tired and toxic Labor/Liberal duopoly as never before. So, you can expect lots of misleading material and muckraking from the other parties. I hope you can see through those smears and scares.
A vote for me and SA-BEST will put a watchdog in the parliament and put our state back on the right track.
If I haven’t already done so, I hope to meet you soon, hear your concerns and discuss how we can work together to make Hartley, and our state, a better place.
Feel free to call me at the campaign office on (08) 8545 0400, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Best Wishes,
Nick Xenophon - SA-BEST Candidate for Hartley
Nick Xenophon @nick_xenophon
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 matter in Hartley...
Better Transport and Facilities
The Paradise Interchange is in desperate need of an upgrade and improvement - promised by the current Government since 2012.
It is time to make it happen with improved facilities and car parking for starters, as well as easing congestion in neighbouring streets.
Having appropriate high rise developments encroaching into single storey areas is not fair to existing residents, Planning laws need to be changed.
We need to value and respect our senior citizens with better transport options for their shopping, health and care needs.
Burst Water Mains
Hartley roads have had an unreasonable share of burst water mains and, with it, real disruption.
SA Water must maintain pipes better to reduce the number of burst mains and damage caused to property. There must be fair compensation for local residents and businesses.