May out and about

This month I hosted my annual Austerity Night to raise money for two very worthy causes – Operation Flinders and the Salvation Army. Each year I am thankful that so many generous locals come out and support this event. This year I raised just shy of $2,000, so thank you to those who came along.

Mother’s Day is always a special family day for me. The morning started off with a burst of energy as I took part in the Mother’s Day Classic. It was great to see thousands of mums, dads, daughters and sons hitting the track and raising money for breast cancer.

Just as important, are our volunteers and this month we celebrated National Volunteer Week. It's a great way to say thank you to the millions of dedicated volunteers nation-wide who do so much to help others in their day to day lives.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many groups in my electorate of Dunstan who selflessly provide invaluable services to those in our community. Without your support our community would not be there same.

I love visiting schools in my electorate and this month I was privileged to attend East Adelaide Primary School's official opening of The Vines, Bannon and OSHC Buildings. The school teamed-up the launch with its National Reconciliation Week Assembly. Congratulations to the entire school community who made this assembly one to remember.

The Eastside Business Enterprise Centre and the Rotary Club of Norwood held a local business breakfast this month, with a robust discussion facilitated by guest speaker Dr Gary Hancock and Norwood Rotary President Mr Graham Perrin. It was great to chat with local business owners about the issues that are concerning them, and how we can create a fertile environment for all SMEs to get ahead and employ more South Australians.

June is set to be a big month with the State Government handing down their State Budget on Thursday 18, so stay tuned for my party's analysis in weeks to come.