Please send the completed and signed membership forms to realchange@stephenpallaras.com or upload at the bottom of this page by Thursday 16 September 2021, writing clearly in capital letters, signing clearly, and with your full name and address as enrolled on the electoral roll

Your name and address will be held by the Electoral Commissioner on a confidential basis, as provided by subsection 46B(1) of the Electoral Act.

A candidate statement from Stephen Pallaras, for the Legislative Council of South Australia, follows below.


WHAT I CARE ABOUT 

South Australia is a wonderful place to live – clean air, good  food and wine, little traffic, great tourist spots. Sometimes we take those things for granted and when we do it is easy to  forget that some of our neighbours are doing it tough, very  tough. We sometimes overlook the fact that there are many  things about our community that we can and should do  better on. What I care about are problems that we absolutely  can do better on including the following – 

1. I see a State where domestic violence is making orphans  out of children and putting women in hospital and in  graves. I don’t like it and I’m going to do my best to  change it.  

2. I see a State where our elderly are treated as second  class citizens, where those who can afford to get into  aged care homes are beaten and sometimes sexually  assaulted, where their access to affordable health care is beyond the reach of many. I don’t like it and I’m going  to do my best to change it. 

3. I see a State where its health system is crumbling under  the weight of inactivity and mismanagement, where its health workers, its hospital workers, its ambulance drivers are treated as second class citizens and even  occasionally as pariahs. I don’t like it and I’m going to do my best to change it.

4. I see a State that has a criminal justice system that  absolutely fails women, lacks affordability, accessibility,  consistency and in some cases good common sense. I don’t like that and I’m going to do my best to change it. 

5. I see a State that barely survives dying of thirst every summer because its water allocation depends on how  much water others decide that we can have. I don’t like it and I’m going to do my best to change it. 

6. I see a State that has had large parts of it decimated by  bush fires and is still facing that risk partly because we  were too proud to ask for help from people in our own  backyard or indeed their own backyard. People who  have learned over centuries how to minimize fire damage. That doesn’t make sense and I’m going to do my best to change it. 

7. I see a state that has a Constitution that doesn’t permit  our indigenous people having a meaningful say in  legislation passed that impacts directly on them. I don’t like that and I’m going to do my best to change it. 

8. I see a State where you have a far greater chance of being arrested and imprisoned, a far greater chance of  dying young, a far greater chance of getting sick, a far greater chance of having no education if you happen to be black. I don’t like that and I’m going to do my best to change it.

9. I see a State where many of our elected politicians are  more than happy to take the privileges that come with  office but run a mile when the time comes to take  responsibility for their action or lack of it, where  government departments and Ministers take the money yet point to others as culpable. I don’t like that and I’m going to do my best to change it. 

10. Because I see a State where hugely wealthy institutions are given special tax arrangements and in  return their members abuse our children and destroy  lives as if it is their right to do so. I don’t like that and I’m going to do my best to change it. 

11. Because I see a State whose potential extends far beyond simply encouraging others to come and drink  our wine. We have the resources and, if needed, can  import the skills required to create a defence force that doesn’t tremble at the expansion and encroachment into our neighbourhood of any foreign power’s forces.

If you’re enrolled to vote in South Australia and want to join me; please download and fill out the form below. The Electoral Commission requires the following information to be filled out by members in support of a party. Your information will not be sold and only shared with those necessary to form this political party.


How do I support this initiative?

Step 1: Complete the Real Change SA Membership Form below – either on your computer by completing the PDF or Print it then move onto step 2.


Step 2: Submit your completed Real Change SA Membership form SHOWN ABOVE and either:

  • Email it to realchange@stephenpallaras.com

OR

  • Complete the form below and attach the PDF (using the upload button below:

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