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Appointment of a Cross Border Commissioner for South Australia

Establishing a Cross Border Commissioner role for South Australia is a priority, in light of the ongoing impact from the Covid-19 pandemic and state border closures.

The city of Mount Gambier and surrounding districts is in a unique position, given our close proximity to the Victorian border, with many residents living, working and travelling regularly across both states.

A Cross Border Commissioner would not only be able to advocate for South Australian residents, but also establish close working relationships with the Victorian and New South Wales Cross Border Commissioners to streamline processes and reduce red tape for residents and businesses. 

I've spoken numerous times about this matter in State Parliament, including a motion in 2018 and a question direct to the Premier in 2021.

This initiative is outlined in my Future Mount Gambier plan. If you'd like to show your support for this initiative, contact mtgambier@parliament.sa.gov.au