Liberal candidate for Light Karen McColl fully backs her party’s promises which includes addressing the state’s unemployment crisis, plus deliver plans to lower the cost of living and improve health services.
“The state Liberals have a strong plan to create more jobs,” she said.
“We will abolish payroll tax for all small businesses, deliver 20,800 new apprenticeships and deregulate shop trading hours.”
In turn Mrs McColl said this will cut costs for businesses, create more skilled workers and give businesses more freedom to open their doors when they want.
“All our policy settings are geared to create more jobs,” she said.
In addition, the Liberals also plan to cut electricity bills, slash Energy Services Levy (ESL) bills by $360 million a year and cap council rates and NRM levy increases.
As a mother of two, Mrs McColl wants a brighter future for her children.
“We (Liberal Party) have real plans to lower the cost of living for struggling families and households,” she said.
She attacked the current government saying health services have “suffered” when Labor came into power 16 years ago.
On a local level, Mrs McColl has secured commitment to deliver new equipment for the Gawler Hospital, which includes eight new monitoring systems.
“We have a plan to address the country health capital works backlog which is estimated to be in the order of $150 million. We will also establish six regional health boards to put control of our health services back into regions like Gawler, so they’re not controlled by the bureaucracy in Adelaide.
Referring to the current government as “tired and dysfunctional”, Mrs McColl says it has failed the people of South Australia.
“Everyone will agree that South Australia is a great state but it isn’t reaching its full potential,” she said.
Having been involved in the Gawler government and worked in the business sector, Mrs McColl pledged her committed to making the residents of Light her “absolute priority” if elected.