September rains have hit us hard. A number of my constituents have contacted me regarding flooding. I hope everyone stayed safe and dry, and your properties weren't damaged. I have called on the Government for an immediate independent inquiry into this State-wide blackout.
Throughout the month of September my Electorate Office was a drop-off point for the Essentials 4 Women South Australia (E4WSA) donation drive. E4WSA was founded by Amy Rust and Kelly Peacock in April 2015 when it became clear that the one thing missing from most donation drives were essential sanitary products and underwear for women. I was overwhelmed with the support we received from those in the Dunstan community. Your generosity has made a difference to those women who are doing it tough.
I attended a wonderful High Tea event hosted by Mary MacKillop College, celebrating the Sesquicentenary of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. This was an event to celebrate and give thanks to their benefactors, family and friends.
Thanks to Vale Park Primary School for inviting me to contribute to their Reconciliation Mural. Earlier this year I attended their Reconciliation Assembly, it is great to see the children learn all about our nation's history. I can't wait to see the finished product.
Blue Eagles held their End of Season Presentation Night this month. Congratulations to Adam Harris named Best and Fairest, and Yvan Boyokino, awarded Leading Goal Scorer. I am looking forward to seeing what the Blue Eagles have in store next season.
As you may have heard earlier this week, I made an announcement that if elected at the 2018 election, a Marshall Liberal Government will deregulate Adelaide's shop trading hours. More relaxed hours will provide flexible shopping hours for shift workers, international tourists and interstate visitors. I want consumers to have more choice and small businesses the flexibility to open their stores when they want.