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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.
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