Well known Yorke Peninsula identity and long-time regional advocate, Dianah Walter, has announced she is standing as an independent candidate for the seat of Narungga on Yorke Peninsula which is held by Fraser Ellis MP.
Mr Ellis has suspended his Liberal party membership and moved to the cross bench while a court case against him proceeded.
“Narungga deserves the best representation possible in the South Australian parliament, and I don’t believe the people have had that for a long time,” Ms Walter said.
She has announced she will take a community-based action plan to the 55th Parliament.
The plan will be guided by the residents of Narungga’s communities and will be a suite of intentions and goals, to implement, rather than a set of predetermined policies to be voted on. “This is policy making and politics done very differently,” she said.
“It is time to set aside political ideologies and instead work towards getting things done for those who call Narungga home. The residents and families of Narungga are what matters.”
Dianah has been involved in politics for many years.
She has advocated for food and water security, led policy improvements, and sought to increase investment in the areas of regional health, infrastructure, affordable housing, and social services at the state and federal levels.
She continues to advocate for less cumbersome and more affordable access to Medicinal Cannabis.