From 1857 colonial South Australia governed itself. The government, through Parliament, was responsible to the people of South Australia. These governments have created the infrastructure and services that support the life of the State. South Australia has also pioneered many pieces of legislation.
To be your member of parliament, I have been voted for by constituents (people) in my electorate (local area). I listen to the community voice and fight for the interests of people in decisions made in parliament. When Parliament is sitting, I attend debates, scrutinise and vote on legislation and attend many meetings. In my electorate, I can listen to what is important to the area and I can help individuals or groups navigate government services and opportunities. I need to split my time between working in Parliament and working in the constituency which can be quite challenging.