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Check, Mate ? New Chess Club Formed In Gawler

Tags: Local Business

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Jan 15, 2021
Check, Mate ? New Chess Club Formed In Gawler

  

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MINISTER REFUSES ROUNDABOUT AT DANGEROUS INTERSECTION

Tags: Roads / Safety / Barossa

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Dec 29, 2020
MINISTER REFUSES ROUNDABOUT AT DANGEROUS INTERSECTION

At the “dangerous” intersection are (from left) local business man and residents Mr Neville Linke, Owner of Filmer Delivery, Mr Gary Curtis and Member for Light and Duty Member for Schubert, Mr Tony Piccolo.  

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FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR TOURIST TRAIN TASKFORCE

Tags: Barossa

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Dec 29, 2020
FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR TOURIST TRAIN TASKFORCE

“Will the Barossa Tourist Train Make a Comeback?” asks Tony Piccolo MP  

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A NOT SO MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR MARIE

Tags: Gawler / Public Transport

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Dec 29, 2020
A NOT SO MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR MARIE

  

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FIREFIGHTERS FIGHT BACK OVER FIRE SAFETY

Tags: Gawler / Light Electorate / Safety

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Dec 07, 2020
FIREFIGHTERS FIGHT BACK OVER FIRE SAFETY

Local MP Tony Piccolo with local firefighters, (from left to right) Joe Steiner, Jarrod Sandery, Brett Schumacher and Matt Simusen.

The Marshall Liberal Government’s refusal to provide funds for basic safety equipment is placing the lives of local firefighters at unreasonable risk.

The United Firefighters Union (South Australia Branch) has launched a campaign to make the community aware of the added danger firefighters are facing when doing their jobs due to the Marshall Liberal Government’s apparent lack of plan for providing basic fire appliance upgrades to improve safety.

Local Member of Parliament Tony Piccolo said fire appliances still do not have burn over protection to increase the safety of firefighters when they are assisting with bushfires.

“Many Metropolitan Fire Services (MFS) in peri-urban areas often back up their Country Fire Service (CFS) colleagues in fighting bushfires which requires them to travel through areas while fires are raging,” Mr Piccolo said.

“Gawler is a classic example of an MFS Unit required to support CFS and SES units in nearby rural areas.

“The lack of burn over equipment on these fore trucks puts firefighters at an unreasonable risk.

“Firefighters are not seeking pay increases but rather greater resources for firefighting facilities.”

Mr Piccolo said what is of greatest concern is that the Marshall Liberal Government do not appear to have a plan to upgrade facilities and firefighting equipment.

“With the bushfire season getting longer and more serious, we need a well-resourced emergency service to ensure both fire fighters and the community are being kept safe,” he explained.

“If the Marshall Liberal Government has a plan, they should make it public, as it would provide firefighters and the community with some clarity and confidence that the matter is being addressed.”


 

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YES, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Tags: Gawler / Light Electorate / Schools

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Nov 26, 2020
YES, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Local Member of Parliament Mr Tony Piccolo with (from left) student Renee Chamberlain, teacher Tunya Greenhalgh, and student Alex Prior.  

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LINK ROAD PAIN LINGERS ON

Tags: Gawler / Local Infrastructure / Roads

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Nov 17, 2020
LINK ROAD PAIN LINGERS ON

Tony Piccolo MP discussing with residents their concerns.  

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BAROSSA BETRAYED

Tags: Local Infrastructure / Barossa

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Nov 16, 2020
BAROSSA BETRAYED

Barossa residents Ms Lea Rebane and Charlie Costin are not happy that there is no funding for a new Barossa Hospital in the State Budget  

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WORK OF TEACHERS CELEBRATED

Tags: Schools

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Nov 09, 2020
WORK OF TEACHERS CELEBRATED

Presentation of Certificates to Immanuel Lutheran School  

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MARSHALL GOVERNMENT BETRAYS BAROSSA OVER GM

Tags: Barossa / Agriculture

  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Nov 04, 2020
MARSHALL GOVERNMENT BETRAYS BAROSSA OVER GM

  

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