In The Courier this week

Georgina Downer at her first press conference yesterday as the Liberal candidate for Mayo after being pre-selected for the seat unopposed.

Downer ‘more than a name’

The Liberal Party’s candidate for Mayo is “much more” than her family’s name and wants to be a “strong advocate” for the Hills and Fleurieu.
Georgina Downer said yesterday that she was “incredibly humbled” by the party’s endorsement of her as its candidate for the upcoming by-election.
It follows the resignation last week of Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie over the timing of the renouncement of her UK citizenship.
The daughter of former Mayo MP and Howard Government Minister Alexander Downer, Ms Downer was endorsed unopposed on Monday night, with two other nominees withdrawing their nominations due to citizenship issues.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • Nature learning: Students at one Hills primary school spend the majority of their day away from their classrooms, doing their learning outside.
  • Attack dogs: Two dogs are being sought over an attack that left a cat dead in Mt Barker last week.
  • Support on menu: When Christine Basford was diagnosed with leukaemia, the last thing on her mind was “what’s for dinner?”.
  • Hottest April: Strathalbyn has recorded its hottest April in more than 150 years as the region experienced a record-breaking hot, dry start to autumn.
  • Rail link study: A future fast rail service to Mt Barker and beyond will be investigated as part of a $100,000 study backed by the region’s council.

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