secure employment in the north
The State Labor party threw all they had into ensuring their
representatives were successful in winning the February by elections, even the
fact that both elections resulted in many thousands of missing votes did not
deter the Ramsay and Port Adelaide electorates new representatives from their
respective bragging rights.
The new $400,000 dollar playground offered as a vote buying
exercise to help elect Zoe Bettison into the seat of Ramsay, is already being
long forgotten, as the Labor party immediately after the election announce the
closure of Innovate SA, even though the closure was well known by the party
prior to the election took place.
In the pursuit of democracy, I am sure the people of the
northern area, in particular the Ramsay electorate would have preferred to have
known about this fact, prior to casting their vote, well those that were actually
The small business sector is the largest employer in the
northern Adelaide region, and innovate SA had a significant impact on local
small business support, an issue brought up by myself as the local independent
candidate, it is hard to believe that the first thing Labor announce after
being rewarded with the community’s support, is to send an important support
service to the wall, which is the last thing we need.
Minister Koutsantonis defunded the Business Enterprise Centres and effectively
pulled the plug on Playford Capital. Thereby removing skills development and
start-up funding for entrepreneurs in one hit, but just to be sure Innovate SA
were left devastated with no funding surety past the 30th June 2012.
in the small business sector is of a primary concern to secure employment
opportunity for the north, something I have been very passionate about, yet the
very representative who earned the support of the local community only a couple
of weeks ago, is now sitting back watching even the current support be taken
Without the support for early stage companies and entrepreneurs in
the North we risk losing Intellectual Property and Innovation to other states
It begs the question I raised during my campaigning, are
the Labor party unable to see past digging holes and supporting non-competitive
China, India, the European Union and the USA have
all announced major commitments to spend massive amounts on research and
innovation, to sure up industry and employment, and here we have our own state
government closing the door on our future.
I stood before and I will stand again in the seat
of Ramsay, to ensure my community have the best resources to take our city into
the next century and beyond, and that is reliant on support for research &
development and innovation at all levels of business development.
Zoe Bettisons calls for more woman in politics in
her maiden speech, will not help secure investment in the north, let alone long
term vision for our employment sector, so I will keep the pressure on the Labor
government to find the funding to ensure Innovate SA is funded beyond June
2012, and I will be again looking for your vote in 2014.
Mark Aldridge, Community advocate and Independent
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