Australian Conservatives visit the Fleurieu and will run a candidate in Finniss at the state election

MEET: Chair of Business Victor Harbor Nick Gormley, Conservatives' candidate for the upper house Nicolle Jachmann, Robert Brokenshire and Cory Bernardi.
MEET: Chair of Business Victor Harbor Nick Gormley, Conservatives' candidate for the upper house Nicolle Jachmann, Robert Brokenshire and Cory Bernardi.

Australian Conservatives’ members Robert Brokenshire MLC and Senator Cory Bernardi visited the Fleurieu Peninsula on Friday, November 10.

Leader of the Australian Conservatives Cory Bernardi said the party will run candidates in the Lower House at the March state election, including the seat of Finniss.

The Party is becoming another alternative to the major parties at Federal and State level since Mr Bernardi left the Liberal Coalition Government in 2017.

“We have a team in the Upper House and plan for South Australia to have the opportunity to have a conservative representative in seats in the Lower House,” Mr Bernardi said.

“And it is more than a possibility for us to have a candidate in the seat of Finniss at the next state election.”

Mr Brokenshire, who is a native to the Fleurieu Peninsula and still milks cows on his property at Mount Compass, said he has a passion for the area and wanted to show the opportunities and challenges that exist in the region to Mr Bernardi.

“The visit is part of Cory and my regular regional visitation plan – a policy of the Australian Conservatives,” Mr Brokenshire said.

“We had Nicolle Jachmann, who will be my running mate for the Legislative Council (Upper House) at next year’s state election with us, who has a rural background.

“During our visit we spoke to businesses, organisations, local government representatives and community members.

“This was a great opportunity, not just to show my colleagues my own local area, but also for the community to meet us and share their concerns at both a state and federal level. 

“Key issues are education, health and infrastructure.”

Mr Brokenshire said health is causing much concern in regional areas with the state government being too Adelaide centeric.

“The health system in country and rural areas is not in good shape and we need to revamp it, so the service is improved and people in country areas receive the health services they need and deserve. Same with infrastructure.”

Australian Conservatives joined forces with Family First in April 2017.

Mr Brokenshire was formerly Family First’s member in the State Upper House.