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Bowering Hill Dam

Bowering Hill Dam

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Local residents have raised concerns with Amanda about the height and location of a proposed dam at Bowering Hill, on the corner of Old Coach and Iverene Roads. 

Amanda is concerned that Barnaby Joyce and the Federal Liberal Government have provided funding for this project with no consultation with the local community about its location and appearance. Amanda has been contacted by residents who have only recently become aware of the proposal, and there are still many residents who are yet to know. 

The proposed dam will be raised around 13 metres off ground level at the highest point and will be surrounded by wire fencing. Residents have raised concerns that the dam will be an eye sore and obstruct the sweeping scenic views of the area. 

Amanda is seeking feedback from local residents as to whether you have concerns over the proposed design of the dam. 

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Malcolm Turnbull - properly fund our schools

No matter where a child lives, what their background is, or what type of school they attend, every single child should have the same chance of succeeding at school and in life.

Malcolm Turnbull and his Government are cutting funding from our schools because they think you should only get a get education if you can afford one.

They have cut $30 BILLION from our schools - that's like sacking one in seven teachers. These cuts will mean fewer teachers, less one-on-one attention, and students being left behind. 

In Australia, and particularly in South Australia, we need more funding, not cuts. Amanda was alarmed to discover that 31 of the 50 least funded schools in the country are from South Australia, and that local Woodcroft Primary School is the 9th least funded school per student in the country. 

And it is only set to get worse. The Liberal Government's cuts to education will mean $335 million less for South Australian schools.

Schools in South Australia and in the South simply cannot afford any more cuts to education. 

Amanda and Labor will continue to fight until our schools are properly funded. You can have your say below - 

 

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Amanda urges the City of Onkaparinga to increase Green Bin collection

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Local residents are frustrated that the City of Onkaparinga is the only council in metropolitan Adelaide that collects Green Bins monthly, rather than fortnightly. 

Residents in the City of Onkaparinga pay very high council rates, and they do not deserve a lower service standard than other council areas. 

Amanda has been urging the Council to introduce a fortnightly service, and will continue to do so. 

If you wish to join Amanda in her fight, please sign the below petition:

 

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Join the fight to SAVE THE MURRAY-DARLING BASIN

Save Our River

Amanda along with the South Australian Community is dismayed that Barnaby Joyce has foreshadowed walking away from the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The plan to return 3,200 gigalitres to the river is essential in ensuring the survival of the Murray-Darling and restoring the health of the Basin.

The Murray-Darling Basin is the lifeblood of South Australia and now the Liberal National Government is putting the future of the river and our state at risk.

South Australians must stand together and send a strong, clear message to this Government that they must commit to the plan and return the full 3,200 to the river. 

Sign Amanda’s petition below to join the fight to save the Murray-Darling Basin!

 

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Join Amanda Rishworth's fight to Save Medicare

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Patients with cancer and other serious health conditions could be forced to pay thousands of dollars upfront for much needed MRIs, X-Rays, CAT scans and mammograms as a result of Malcolm Turnbull’s latest health cuts.

The Turnbull Government has decided to rip out $650 million by scrapping bulk billing incentives and cutting rebates which will see patients bearing the medical costs. This will also have a devastating impact on women's health, forcing women to pay for life-saving pap smears.

This attack on Medicare against pathology and diagnostic imaging comes on top of other Liberal Government cuts from the health system. Having already cut more than $60 billion from public hospitals, hundreds of millions from preventive health and public dental programs, and introducing a GP Tax by stealth through a Medicare indexation freeze, it continues to get worse under Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals.

This continued and deliberate attack by the Liberal Government will hurt families already struggling with the cost of living and destroy the concept of universal healthcare.

We have to fight to protect Medicare together. Sign Amanda's petition below to send a message to Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals: basic healthcare should never be about your ability to pay.

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Join the campaign to get the Seaford Rail extended to Aldinga

I fought hard to secure the Federal Government funding needed to extend the Noarlunga rail line to Seaford, delivering better public transport to Southern Adelaide. Now I believe it’s time to fight to get the rail line extended to Aldinga.

The population of outer-Southern Adelaide is growing. That is why I believe the Seaford rail line needs to be extended to Aldinga to provide better public transport and support local jobs.

Unfortunately, in the past two years the Liberal Government has not invested any new funding for urban rail projects in Australia – I believe this is a very short sighted decision. With your support, I will continue to fight for funding for the Aldinga rail extension.

If you support rail to Aldinga, please complete my petition below.

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