Liberal Government extended carer payments supporting young people to reach their full potential

A Liberal Government program which extended carer payments for young people up to the
age of 21 has already been accessed by 17 young people and more than 100 are set to
become eligible over the next three years.

New interactive recruitment website to help attract foster carers across South Australia

A new, more engaging foster care recruitment website is attracting strong attention from potential carers, generating almost 80 online enquiries in its first month.

First Aboriginal Action Plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people in care

The Department for Child Protection has released its first Aboriginal Action Plan with the aim of helping reduce the over representation of Aboriginal young people and children coming into care.

State Budget 2019/20

The Marshall Liberal Government has handed down the 2019/20 State Budget. The budget has many measures that will be implemented in the Electorate of Adelaide and will assist my constituents.

New residential care model to help Aboriginal children stay connected and overcome trauma

The State Government has engaged InComPro to establish an Aboriginal-specific residential care service for young people that is both therapeutic and culturally responsive.

The ground-breaking Northern suburbs service, which is scheduled to open later this month, will house four Aboriginal young people across two homes.

InComPro is now one of two Aboriginal community-controlled organisations that specialise in providing residential care for Aboriginal young people.

Operation Flinders Quiz Night

Since the commencement of the Prospect chapter of Operation Flinders in 2013, I am proud to report that, together with the generous sponsorship of local Service Clubs, we have raised more than $88,400 in support of over 55 young people at risk.

Please join me again this year for another quizzical night in support of a great cause!

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Autumn Newsletter 2019

Just over one year ago, I was proud to be re-elected for my third term as your representative in State parliament and a Minister in the Marshall Liberal Government. It’s a great time to reflect on some of the things we have done during our first year such as:
• Securing the National Space Agency, showing just what can be achieved with an ambitious focus on the future
• Establishing the Skilling South Australia Program to create 20,800 traineeships and apprenticeships
• Lot 14, as demolition work continues on the site, we’re also progressing the two other major projects we committed for Lot 14 - the International Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies and the National Aboriginal Art and Cultures Gallery.
These opportunities will provide tourism and secure jobs for the future and more opportunities for our young people to stay based in Adelaide to achieve their life goals. Over the past year, the Government has delivered on many of the commitments we took
to the 2018 Election. In this newsletter, I highlight some that relate to the electorate of Adelaide. I will continue to work hard as your elected representative and support you by raising issues on your behalf.

Network Prospect Business Event with guest presenter, Lucy Cornes

Had a great night at the Network Prospect Business Event: Content Marketing for Business Workshop with guest presenter, Lucy Cornes; She Shopped and She Digital 
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Neighbour Day 2019

I had a wonderful and very busy #neighbourday visiting residents throughout the #adelaide city council area #community

Parliament Tour and Rostrum Club visit

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of conducting a tour of Parliament House for the students at Eynesbury Senior College.

It was followed by a visit to my local Rostrum Club in Walkerville. If you are interested in joining, please visit to find a Rostrum Club near you - visitors are warmly welcomed!