The South Eastern Times : March 29th 2018
NEWS 3 IN BRIEF Youth award nomination call NOMINATIONS are now open for the third consecutive annual Wattle Range Council Youth Recognition Awards. Council is calling on community members to nominate youth they believe should be recognised across a number of award categories. Categories include contributions to the community/community involvement, helping out family and friends, learning success, employment achievement whilst learning, and the overcoming challenging life situation award. To be eligible for the awards, nominated individuals need to be aged between 12 and 25 years and be a resident in the Wattle Range Council area. Each successful award winner will receive an engraved glass plaque, $200 and a certificate, with all nominees receiving a certificate. INCUMBENT: The Liberal Party’s Nick McBride is officially the third Member for MacKillop after winning the seat at last week’s election. Election count over RAQUEL MUSTILLO firstname.lastname@example.org LIBERAL Nick McBride has been sworn in as the new Member for MacKillop this week after a resounding victory at the state election. The Electoral Commission of South Australia declared the poll in the electorate of MacKillop at a ceremony in Bordertown yesterday to officially confirm Mr McBride as the new MP. Despite a 10.2pc swing against Mr McBride, the grazier easily succeeded in the seat from long-time MP Mitch Williams on an absolute majority of first preference votes. The incumbent secured 54.8pc of the primary vote ahead of SA-Best candidate Tracy Hill (18.8pc), Labor’s Hilary Wigg (9.8pc), Australian Conservatives candidate Richard Bateman (8.7pc), independent Jon Ey (5.5pc) and Greens candidate Donella Peters (2.4pc). The two-candidate preferred count saw Mr McBride win 67.6pc of the vote - a 9.1pc swing against the Liberal Party - with Ms Hill gaining 32.4pc. Both Mr McBride’s first preference and two-candidate preferred result was the lowest since 2002, the first election incumbent MP Mitch Williams contested as a Liberal candidate. Mr McBride claimed more than 70pc of first prefer- ence votes in Tintinara and Willalooka, with additional overwhelming victories on first preferences in Lucindale (69pc), Coonalpyn (68pc) and Padthaway (66pc). The incumbent MP recorded weaker primary results in the lower third of the electorate, including Mount Burr, where Mr McBride was defeated by Ms Hill on the two-candidate preferred vote. Despite swings in both MacKillop and across the state, the Liberals were victorious in winning a majority 25 seats at the state election to end the 16-year Labor reign in South Australia. The Australian Conservatives saw a boost in their primary vote, with Mr Bateman securing a 1.1pc swing towards the party. While the rebranded Family First/Liberal breakaway party saw a fall of their statewide vote, Mr Bateman’s performance was the strongest the party has had since contesting the seat at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 elections. Labor and Greens votes slumped to their lowest ever levels in MacKillop and the seat’s previous incarnations of Victoria and Millicent, with Ms Wigg seeing a 4.9pc swing against the party based on first preferences. Greens candidate Donella Peters saw a 3.3pc decrease in her primary vote from the 2014 election to secure just 492 votes across the electorate. While a supermajority of districts was declared on Monday, the results for MacKillop was one of three seats that were not finalised until Tuesday morning. Regional areas in line for Liberal ‘reinvigoration’ THE Liberal State Government has vowed to reinvigorate country South Australia during Premier Steven Marshall’s first stop on a “regular regional itinerary” over the weekend. During a tour of the Barossa on Saturday, Premier Marshall pledged support for the regions would be a “key focus” for every member of the government. “My government will work for all South Australians, no matter whether they live in metropolitan Adelaide or in regional SA,” he said. “We took to the election a comprehensive plan for the regions to create more jobs and grow regional economies, reduce the cost of living and lower taxes, invest in key infrastructure and restore regional health, education and other essential frontline services.” Premier Marshall said the government would implement a series of regionally-focused initiatives to boost the economy, including new trade offices and $3m in annual funding for Regional Development Australia boards. Nomination forms are available online or at any of council’s offices and will be received until 9am on April 3. Beachport market returns THE Beachport community will again host its annual street market this Easter weekend. Held from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, the event will bring the streets of the seaside town to life. The market day will boast a variety of stalls featuring homemade treats, honey and preserves, jewellery and crafts, fresh produce, trash and treasure and clothing, which will line Railway Terrace. Those attending will also be tempted by the smell of the sausage sizzle and the Beachport Lions Club’s famous doughnuts. WOOL BUYER Best returns based on extensive market knowledge • Door trading • On farm pick ups • Oddments, small & large clips • Prompt payment Mount Gambier Wool Buying Division 5 Allan Drive, Mt Gambier Ph: 08 8723 0495 Robin Farrell 0408 854 760 woolnetwork.com.au Legendary stash cartons of beer member’s draw now MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN Goes up by one carton each week not won EVERY FRIDAY AT 7.30PM in the front bar SOCIAL CLUB RAFFLE 15 PRIZES! 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