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44 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2015 SATURDAY MORNING BUSINESS Welcome. President Mario Marini welcomed Members, in particular new Members and Guests, and inter- state visitors. ISOBEL REDMOND, MP Official Opening Clearly a very passionate and involved citizen, a life-long sense of community service and social justice Isobel Redmond was the parliamentary leader of the South Australian division of the Liberal Party of Australia and the Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of South Australia between 2009 and 2013. She was the first female leader of a South Australian state major party. Under Redmond, the Liberals won 18 of 47 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly at the 2010 election, a gain of three from the 2006 elec- tion. She resigned as leader of the Liberal Party on 31 January 2013. This was after a long career in law and raising her three children. Isobel continues to take a great interest in ageing and disability issues as a result of the volunteer work she and her family undertook when she was younger. Born and raised in suburban Sydney, Isobel’s parents instilled in her and her four siblings a strong work ethic and understanding for people less fortunate than themselves. It was inspiring listening to Isobel as she spoke of growing up in Engadine on the southern outskirts of Sydney. At 18 this adventurous little soul got a 21 day bus pass and went from Sydney to Melbourne, Adelaide to Koolgardie, Perth to Mt. Isa and Tennant Creek and back to Sydney. After marrying her husband Jim and deciding where to live, Isobel remembered visiting the Adelaide Hills as part of a three- week bus tour around Australia at the age of 18. She told her friend travelling with her at the time that she would come back and live there one day and she did – Isobel and her husband Jim moved to Stirling. Isobel worked at several law firms in the City before opening her own firm in the Hills with the winnings from a lottery ticket her parents had sent her. Isobel thinks South Australia is the best place in the world to live and is committed to making it even better. She is passionate about ensuring that this State leads the nation in every possible way. Isobel has a commonsense, straightforward approach for achieving things that all South Australians want, including: - Opportunities for everyone to achieve their hopes, be that housing, jobs or access to services; - The best, cleanest, greenest environment; - A public sector that operates in a helpful, professional, honest, accountable and transparent way; and - Safe, secure communities. Isobel believes that the role of government is to provide the framework which enables every individual in their business and personal life to pursue their own dreams and aspirations and provide the safety net to support those who, for whatever reason, are unable to help themselves. “There are so many attractions in this region, just an hour out of Adelaide. Some 40 local wineries, the works of Sir Hans Heysen, artist, at The Cedars historic house, studio and gardens, Beerenburg jams and preserves, twilight strawberry picking, the wonderful Tourist Drive, and please enjoy the High Street with its heritage buildings and businesses. The traditional stone cottages, many of which date back over 150 years. Some are still in the hands of original families, who carry on their businesses. The Hahndorf Heritage Walk is a great way to see these.” Isobel Redmond, MP, can be contacted at her Electorate Office, in Stirling or Ph: (08) 8339 5077 Fax: (08) 8339 6817 firstname.lastname@example.org Anthony Kingsley presenting Isobel Redmond, MP with a thank you on behalf of Members.
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