South Australian rural and regional residents often say that the state’s politics stops at the Tollgate or Port Wakefield Road.
So, here is your chance to hear the five major parties speak about rural issues such as health, education, energy, council rate capping and royalties for regions. #countrySAvotes.
Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis (Labor) Shadow Minister for Tourism, Primary Industries, Food & Wine David Ridgway (Liberal) Robert Brokenshire MLC (Aust. Conservatives) Sam Johnston (SA Best) and Tammy Franks MLC (SA Greens) have given their time to speak to regional South Australia.
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In two sessions moderated by Fairfax journalist Peri Strathearn, the politicians debated, put forward their policies and answered some of your questions, hoping to give country voters a better understanding on where their parties stand.
The two forums will run between 7.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 7 on all of Fairfax Media’s South Australian newspaper websites, including this one.
And, if you are still left wanting more, Fairfax Media SA has organised a forum between the Premier Jay Weatherill and Opposition Leader Steven Marshall which will be broadcast on Wednesday, March 14, from 7.30pm.