Liberal minister hears concerns of city

Less than six weeks away from the state election, yet another politician has paid Whyalla a visit in support of their party's candidate.

Shadow Minister for Police and Justice, for ICAC and Shadow Attorney General Stephen Wade visited the city on Tuesday, backing the Liberal candidate for Giles, Bernadette Abraham, in her campaign.

Mr Wade visited a number of locals with a large range of concerns ranging from compulsory acquisition laws to dust diseases as well as lawyers, justice portfolio staff and the local police.

"Throughout South Australia there is a mood for change; in Giles, people are tired of being taken for granted by a tired 12 year old Labor government which constantly ignores the regions," Mr Wade said.

"Whyalla has long been recognised as a safe Labor seat - it's time for a change."

Mr Wade said one of the issues raised to he and Mrs Abraham during his visit, was the impact of new fines legislation on regional South Australians.

"Unpaid fines under Labor have doubled to almost half a billion dollars over the last four years," Mr Wade said.

On Wednesday, when the state government implemeted a new fines office in Adelaide, regional South Australians were left unconsidered.

In the past, regional South Australians had been able to visit their local courthouse to deal with their fines, but this will no longer be the case.

"Now, for nearly all fines matters, they will need to ring a 1800 number in Adelaide," Mr Wade said.

"South Australians beyond Adelaide are being treated as second class citizens by a government which can't manage and doesn't care about the regions."

Mr Wade is a strong advocate for the Liberal government and was encouraging locals to get behind Mrs Abraham.

"Bernadette is a great advocate for Giles - as a small business woman, long time resident and community worker she is focussed on delivering outcomes," Mr Wade said.

"Whyalla and Giles as a whole needs a strong voice in parliament - Bernadette would provide that voice."

LIBERAL VISIT: Minister for Police and Justice, for ICAC and Shadow Attorney General Hon Stephen Wade (right) recently visited Whyalla to advocate for the Liberal candidate for the seat of Giles Bernadette Abraham in her campaign.

LIBERAL VISIT: Minister for Police and Justice, for ICAC and Shadow Attorney General Hon Stephen Wade (right) recently visited Whyalla to advocate for the Liberal candidate for the seat of Giles Bernadette Abraham in her campaign.

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