Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Jobs For Morphett

The electorate of Morphett has one of the largest industries in South Australia!

We talk about Holden, we talk about mines and we talk about agriculture, but there is also the experience industry, which involves tourism, sport and recreation, performing and visual arts. Within walking distance of my office in Byron Street, Glenelg, I have over 100 restaurants and cafes and some of the best accommodation in the world.

Morphettville Racecourse is just up the road, and do not forget that horseracing in South Australia employs 2,500 people. They are real jobs, good jobs.

 
Couple that with the 1.3 million tourists who come down to the Bay every year, the experience industry is the biggest industry we have and the great opportunity to create new jobs and wages.

People will come and experience South Australia. If you provide good five-star experiences, they will pay five-star fees.

Let's not be all doom and gloom at the demise of some of our other more traditional industries.  We have the opportunity to transition to a new economy and new jobs. Certainly, looking outside the sphere is something I am doing, making sure that South Australians have a future, my kids have a future and, more importantly, my grandchildren have a future, because that is what we are here for—to make sure we have long-term solutions to long-term problems.

As an Independent, I have some new-found freedom and a new-found voice.  I am able to agree with much of what is going on both sides, but there are so many issues where there is a need for huge improvement.

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