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As we head towards the next State election on 20 March 2010 it is time to consider our individual roles in shaping the future of South Australia. In these days of financial turmoil and increasing social disadvantage it is important to remain focused on the positive aspects of our community and the great developments and progress we have made as a society.
Each and every South Australian has the right and the ability to have some influence on the democratic cycle of government. Historically, South Australia has implemented innovative approaches to all manner of social challenges: the first place in the world to allow female candidates to stand for election to Parliament, and among the first to allow women to vote.
As our politicians begin to consider their priorities and start constructing their platforms (which they will use to entice your vote) they are at their most receptive, so now is the best time to influence their thinking. With the right policies we can secure the long term future of our State and make the people the foundation stone of policy in South Australia. SACOSS is committed to long term preventative policy that builds strength and inclusion to ensure that the prosperity of our State is shared with all South Australians.
This website can help you to develop your own strategy and actions in the lead up to the election in March 2010
Read the series of papers that outline some principles for the development of policy in areas of key importance to us and our members. Follow the Read link for more on this.
Take some action. It is amazing how great you can feel once you have expressed your opinion, so write a letter to the editor , write to your local politician, talk to your friends and neighbors about your priorities for developing our society. Follow the Do link for some tips.
Find out which organisations are developing other positions and contact them for further information. Follow the Contacts link on the sidebar.
Confused by the jargon? Look at the Jargon Buster and submit the jargon you would like us to bust for you, or bust some yourself and add them via Comments!
Get the facts Check out Sausage Droppers (they’re better than a BBQ Stopper!) and download some Fact Sheets to get the dot points on issues of relevance to SACOSS.
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