Herd of Hope Charity

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The Herd of Hope Charity focuses on establishing initiatives that will support recipients and donor families in regional and rural Australia
1 in 3 transplant recipients and nearly 1 in 4 donor families are regionally based. We want to champion support services no matter where you live.
We encourage all Australians to register and become an organ donor and hope that through our organisation you can see the difference you can make to others lives.

Megan OLoughlin
The idea started here! Megan received a double transplant (kidney/pancreas) in 2010. A month later she met her husband Mark and they have two kiddies Sam and Ella. Why cattle? It’s what she knows her family does best. Having grown up with type one diabetes in rural SA Megan can vouch for the importance of health services in country areas let alone the absolute gratitude to get an organ transplant. Wanting to show the positive effect organ and tissue donation has had in Australia, what better way than rounding everyone up on one of our nations most iconic landmarks.

We encourage all Australians to register to become an organ donor by learning more about the process.
To bring Hope – that services are available wherever you live.
For more information visit: https://www.herdofhope.com.au/our-team


My Health Record – your questions answered

health2My Health Record helps you keep track of your health. It means your important helath information like medical conditions, allergies, treatments, medicine details, shared health summaries, test or scan reports and immunisations will be available in one secure place.

Come and listen to the people in the know and passionate about giving you the right information!!

Tuesday 4th September 2018 – Session in Port Pirie

Time:10.30 am – Lealholme Aged Care – Paminco Room – 15 Halliday Street

2.00 pm – Port Football Club – Wandearah Road, Port Pirie South

7.00 pm – Port Pirie Yacht Club Main Road, Solomontown







Statues Amendment Bill 2018 (Decriminalisation of Sex Work)

Geoff believes it is important for him to understand the views and concerns you may have regarding the above Amendment Bill. You are encouraged to provide your feedback to his electorate office by emailing to: frome@parliament.sa.gov.au.

You can view the bill by visiting: https://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/B/CURRENT/STATUTES%20AMENDMENT%20(DECRIMINALISATION%20OF%20SEX%20WORK)%20BILL%202018_%20HON%20TAMMY%20FRANKS%20MLC/B_AS%20INTRODUCED%20IN%20LC/STATUTES%20SEX%20WORK%20BILL%202018.UN.PDF

Economic Contribution of Migration to SA

The Parliament of South Australia’s Economic and Finance Committee has recently commenced an inquiry into the economic contribution of migration to South Australia.

The inquiry will examine the impact of migration and population growth on south Australia’s productivity and economic performance.  The Committee aims to review existing programs to attract and retain skilled migrants, and investigate measures to support population growth in South Australia.

You are encouraged to make a submission, for further information email : EFC.Assembly@parliament.sa.gov.au or phone 8237 9223

Also  visit: www.parliament.sa.gov.au/efc

The Committee is inviting submissions to this inquiry by Friday 28 September 2018.

Marine Scalefish Fishery reform process

A new Fisheries Reform Advisory Committee will work to develop the reform package. The Advisory Committee will undertake further broad industry engagement to explore the implementation of key reforms including: introducing zones, fleet rationalisation, and the introduction of an Individual Transferable Quota system.
The Advisory Committee will include: six members from the commercial MSF, one Rock Lobster Fishery member in recognition of its formal access to marine scalefish species, one recreational fisher in acknowledgment of their significant interest in this shared access fishery, one independent chair, and one independent economist. The Committee will be supported by representatives from PIRSA and SARDI.
The MFA (Marine Fishers Association Inc) encourage fishers to nominate for the Minster’s Fishery Reform Committee and its consultative processes, and thank the Minister’s office for their active communication with key stakeholders, which has laid the foundation for a positive process and effective co-management.
If you wish to nominate for a Marine Scale Fisher position on the Advisory Committee, please contact Mr Jon Presser, Manager Fisheries Reform, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture via telephone: 8429 0588 or email jon.presser@sa.gov.au.
Nominations are due on 31 August 2018.

Legislation to scrap payroll tax for Small Businesses

Small businesses across South Australia are set for a major economic boost, with the Marshall Liberal Government introducing legislation to exempt the state’s 3,200 businesses with taxable payrolls of up to $1.5 million from paying any payroll tax – a saving of up to $44,500 a year
The Payroll Tax (Exemption for Small Business) Amendment Bill 2018 introduced to State Parliament on 20th June 2018, with the change to come into effect from January 1, 2019.
It lifts the existing tax-exempt threshold from $600,000 to $1.5 million
For more information visit: https://premier.sa.gov.au/news/marshall-liberal-government-to-introduce-legislation-to-scrap-payroll-tax-for-all-small

Funds to finish the Riesling Trail

Riesling Trail chairman Dr Allan Mayfield, committee member Judy Searley, Mt Horrocks Wines owner winemaker Stephanie Toole with Member for Frome Geoff Brock at the Riesling Trail Auburn trailheadFederal and State Government funding will contribute to the final piece of the iconic Clare Valley Riesling Trail to be completed at Auburn, and Member for Frome Geoff Brock couldn’t be happier.

This week, the Australian Government announced a $160,000 grant from the Building Better Regions Fund towards the project, while State Government has honoured a commitment made by its predecessors to provide $120,000 of funding for the Trail’s extension.

Estimated to cost $321,000 when complete, the combined grants totalling $280,000 will enable the Riesling Trail Committee to begin the work, which will include the installation of a bridge over the Wakefield River at Auburn and a kilometre of trail surface from the Auburn Railway Station north towards the Taylors Wines road intersection.

Mr Brock said he was delighted State Treasurer Rob Lucas was able to honour the commitment of the previous Government for the funding.

“We resubmitted the funding application to the State Liberal Government and are extremely pleased at the positive outcome,” Mr Brock said.

“The tireless work of chairman Dr Allan Mayfield and members of the Riesling Trail Committee and their supporters is outstanding, and it is wonderful to see the continued care taken to maintain and improve this iconic and popular walking trail.”

The Riesling Trail was built in 1994 and now extends 33km from Barinia to Auburn, where it meets the 19km Rattler Trail from Riverton. It was an initiative of a dedicated local committee and has more than 25,000 users annually. The Riesling Trail is among the top 10 bike friendly wine routes in the World.

More Information about the Riesling Trail – Committee Chairman: Dr Allan Mayfield – 0418 818 569



SA Pelvic Mesh Consumer Support Line – Forum

SA Pelvic Mesh Support LineSA Pelvic Mesh ForumAcross our state many families are affected by issues associated with pelvic mesh complications.

On Wednesday 25 July 2018 Geoff together with Dana Wortley MP and the Hon Dennis Hood MLC hosted a Pelvic Mesh Awareness Morning Tea at Parliament House. Medical professionals and members of the Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group spoke about the impact affected individuals face and what is being done in South Australia.       Pictured with Geoff are Kim, Marlene, Carla & Leonie.












The Senate Inquiry released in March 2018 included a range of recommendations.  In May 2018 SA Health has mobilised a strategy (SA Health TVM Strategy) to implement the recommendations from the Senate Inquiry which will be evaluated.



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PO Box 519 Port Pirie SA 5540
Phone: 8633 1210 Fax: 8633 1758
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