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Sport owes us truth, or our money back

Adelaide Advertiser, 26 February 2013 IN MY VIEW A LARGE part of my job as a senator is to hold the government and the departments they con-trol to account. They are answerable to the taxpayers and I have to ask the questions that ensure this country’s money is being used effectively. So we investigate. How […]

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Wineries won’t pay

No wineries in South Australia are expected to be liable to pay carbon tax, says Federal Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Minister Greg Combet. Although they won’t be faced with the tax directly, new Liberal Senator Sean Edwards said winemakers would still face a big hike under the new plans to tax carbon emissions. Mr […]

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Uptake in government’s cattlemen assistance still low

Uptake of the Federal government’s live export industry business assistance package has been “abysmally low”, according to South Australian Senator, Sean Edwards. Senator Edwards raised several questions about the package to senior Federal Agriculture Department officials during last week’s Federal Senate hearing on the live export industry, in Canberra. Senator Edwards said according to the […]

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There’s no luxury in debt: Liberal senator

Quintessential Liberal Sean Edwards has used his first speech to parliament to bemoan the lack of diversity in the backgrounds of those entering politics. The real estate agent turned winemaker also attacked governments prepared to run deficits because, he said, “There can be no luxury in debt.” “I am proud to be of fifth generation […]

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Senator says SA deserves better

South Australians deserve better than the political farce that is being played out over the replacement of Premier Mike Rann, a Liberal senator says. With factional bosses backing Education Minister Jay Weatherill to take over as leader from Mr Rann, Senator Sean Edwards said Labor had showed arrogance for the political process. He said it […]

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Carbon tax ‘bad for rural SA’ says our new senator

New Liberal Senator, Clare winemaker and businessman, Sean Edwards, has warned local companies could feel the impact of the new carbon tax. Senator Edwards said he wanted to keep the carbon price impact at the forefront of voters’ minds. “I will continually remind people about it and as the opposition, we have to work to […]

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