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LABOR TO SAVE GAWLER SERVICE SA CENTRE FROM CLOSURE

Tags: Tony Piccolo MP / Gawler / Light Electorate

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  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Jan 22, 2019
LABOR TO SAVE GAWLER SERVICE SA CENTRE FROM CLOSURE

Local MP Tony Piccolo says the only way to guarantee to keep the Gawler Service SA Centre Open is to vote Labor at the next election.

 
The Gawler Service SA Centre will stay open if Labor is re-elected to Government at the next State Election.
 
The Centre is under threat from closure as the Marshall Liberal Government undertakes a review of the future of Service SA centres following the forced closure of the Prospect, Modbury and Mitcham centres by the Liberal Government.
 
During budget estimates, in response to the shadow minister's question: 'Can the minister gaurantee that he will close no other Service SA centres?', the minister [The Hon Stephan Knoll MP] responded:

"There is still a broader freform piece that needs to be undertaken. At this state, there is still some more work we need to do, and I want to wait to see that final work and then I will be able to communicate what that looks like."

Local Member of Parliament, Mr Tony Piccolo, said the Labor Party has today committed itself to re-opening the three centres alreadt closed by the Liberals and will also explore service improvements at all Service SA Centres. 

Mr Piccolo said a Malinauskas Labor Government would explore:

  • What additional services could be provided at Service SA centres 
  • Whether extended opening hours are needed at busy centres 
  • How waiting times can be reduced 

Mr Piccolo said many South Australians rely on Service SA centres to access essential services such as: vehicle and boat licensing and registration, and special vehicle number plates.

"People also access a range of SA Government forms and other services through Service SA centres", Mr Piccolo said. 

"To close the centres down and move all services online will disadvantage a number of people who don't have access to a computer, or do not have the computer literacy required.

"Invariably, those who use the centres cannot access the online services currently available.  

"This Liberal policy of cuts, closures and privitisation hurts the most vulnerable in our community." 

Mr Piccolo said that the closure of the Gawler Service SA Centres would also impact on people in the Barossa, Adelaide Plains and Mid North areas. 

 

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