House debates

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Statements by Members

South Australian Election

1:58 pm

Photo of Matt WilliamsMatt Williams (Hindmarsh, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I am concerned for the future job opportunities of my children Sasha and Joshua in South Australia as a result of the last 12 years of a Labor government. So are state Liberal leader Steven Marshall and another fine candidate Cory Windward in Mitchell who have both spoken passionately about future job opportunities for their children. We all know the South Australian economy is struggling. Deloittes in the December 2013 economic forecast found South Australia's potential economic growth to be the worst of all states in 2014. Only seven per cent of South Australian small businesses are supportive of state Labor government policies. The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies says that the outlook is highly uncertain.

Steven Marshall has a business background, he has a background in the not-for-profit sector and he has a background in the environment, as do the state candidates in my area of Hindmarsh. Joe Barry is a fine businessman with an education background, who made a great announcement about Henley Square recently. Terina Monteagle has been greatly supportive of local sports clubs. David Speirs and Carolyn Habib are local councillors who have led the charge in their area. We have Liz Davies, Serge Ambrose and Glenda Noble and we make special mention of a seat close to my electorate and Scott Roberts in Enfield. I congratulate all these fine candidates for putting themselves forward and looking to change the state Labor government, making South Australia a better place.

Photo of Mrs Bronwyn BishopMrs Bronwyn Bishop (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

In accordance with standing order 43, the time for members' statements has concluded.

Debate interrupted.