Joel Fitzgibbon, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, will speak to a country audience at a dinner hosted at the Wallaroo Sailing Club on Saturday, May 27.
The event, organised by the SA Country Labor Association, is part of their biennial conference and will see people converge on Wallaroo to join in advising government and the party about rural and regional issues, and to promote the party’s growth in country electorates.
SA Country Labor Association spokesperson Bill Clifford considers Mr Fitzgibbon to be the ALP’s leading authority on rural and regional Australia and is pleased to have his expertise and passion for country Australians feature at the conference.
“Joel Fitzgibbon is federal Labor’s advocate for the country. We are hoping that many people from local and surrounding regions will take this opportunity to come and hear his vision of how Labor plans to respond to the needs of country people and businesses,” Mr Clifford said.
“Our regions are central to our economic success and our standard of living. Government has an important role to play in ensuring our rural and regional communities have the human, physical and financial capital they needs to grow and prosper. Labor is committed to making sure our regions have the capacity to make the most of every opportunity,” Joel Fitzgibbon said.