Liberals' tour looks at small business

PORT Pirie was visited by a team of Liberal politicians as they visited Frome candidate Kendall Jackson to support her campaign.

Liberal health spokesman Rob Lucas was joined by fellow veteran legislative councillors John Dawkins and Terry Stephens, as well as candidate Andrew McLachlan on the Liberal Party’s campaign focussed regional tour.

The group spoke to locals about fishing issues, and visited small business in Port Pirie and throughout other towns in Frome.

Tour organiser John Dawkins said it would indicate the party’s support for “credible local candidates”.

“We want to add to the credibility of local candidates who support a change of government,” he said.

Included in the Port Pirie visit was a stop at S. D. Caputo & Sons.

All visiting parliamentarians and candidates were given a quick tour of the facilities by Sebastian and Maurie Mezzino, Vic Caputo and Lisa Balacco.

Mr Dawkins said a range of the state’s economic drivers had been seen, but more needed to be done for them.

“Steven Marshall has already announced a number of policies as part of his plan to put South Australia’s economy back on track, which include supporting our regions and backing local business to grow our economy through payroll tax cuts,” he said.

“Earlier this month, Mr Marshall also launched his Growth Action Agenda to facilitate sustainable population growth in SA, stimulate productivity and grow our State’s economy, including in our regional communities.”

Mr Dawkins said the visit aimed to focus on the views of local residents, and how the Liberal Party would manage regional South Australia if elected. 

“The State Liberals understand the significance of our regional communities and that’s why the team is visiting local towns to listen to local residents’ thoughts on the future of South Australia,” Mr Dawkins said.

Stressing the Liberals’ commitment to small business were Liberal candidate for Frome Kendall Jackson, centre, and legislative councillor John Dawkins, left. They are pictured here in S.D. Caputo & Sons with Vic Caputo, right.

Stressing the Liberals’ commitment to small business were Liberal candidate for Frome Kendall Jackson, centre, and legislative councillor John Dawkins, left. They are pictured here in S.D. Caputo & Sons with Vic Caputo, right.

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