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Young drivers not
getting the message
THE lack of a suitably trained work-
force is looming as a major threat to
the future of farming in SA, the parlia-
mentary select committee investigat-
ing the sustainability of farming has
Chair Tony Piccolo MP said the
committee has heard from farming
and educational organisations
expressing concerns the lack of a suit-
ably qualified workforce could under-
mine the long-term sustainability of
Mr Piccolo said evidence provided
by University of Adelaide scientists
clearly indicates not enough students
are taking up agricultural science
courses to replace the ageing farming
and related industries workforce.
"Professionals in the industry are
concerned once they retire there will
not be enough appropriately trained
people to replace them," Mr Piccolo
Evidence provided to the commit-
tee suggests the problem starts in sec-
ondary schools as not enough stu-
dents are choosing agriculture-related
subjects as they do not see a life in
farming as attractive.
Mr Piccolo said the increasing
importance of scientifically-based
practices in farming means more
young people need to study science as
it applies to the farm sector.
"If we are going to remain interna-
tionally competitive we need young
people to become more interested in
farming, whether it is in a hands-on
capacity on a farm, providing techni-
cal advice to farmers or in research
and development," he said.
"Unfortunately, farming has an
"We need to promote the impor-
tance of farming in our schools and
highlight the importance of science to
"Agriculture can offer many career
Mr Piccolo said the committee is
investigating a number of issues
raised through public consultation
including land use conflicts, perceived
impact of mining on farm land,
implementation of natural resource
management policies and lack of
competition in grain storage and mar-
The committee hopes to present its
report to state parliament in June/July.
Anyone interested in the work of
the select committee should contact
committee secretary Lauren Tester
on 8237 9220 or via email
Lack of trained workforce
threat to future of farming
BEACH CRICKET FUN... Dillon, Lachlan and Amelia Pointon have a game of beach cricket --- a
popular pastime on Yorke Peninsula.
Summer of cricket
WHEN it comes to sum-
mer fun, backyard cricket
is still a crowd pleaser.
A recent survey showed
a quarter of all households
utilise their lawn for the
With lawn sometimes
up to 10 degrees cooler
than bare soil, it's no won-
der this is the way many
choose to spend a summer
Yorke Peninsula beaches
are also a hot spot for
cricket action and many
beach cricket enthusiasts
will converge on North
Beach, Wallaroo, for the
popular YP Beach Day Out
on Sunday, February 17.
Brent Hines, owner of
SportsPower, Kadina, said
the sale of cricket sets
increases dramatically over
the summer months, par-
ticularly beach cricket sets.
"I think summer is
known for cricket," Mr
"It's just good fun to play
with family and friends.
"It's Australian --- crick-
et, beach, barbecues and
beer all go hand-in-hand."
SAFE DRIVING... Yorke Peninsula driving instructor Michael
Krieger, with student Georgia Button, said those who do driving
lessons are better drivers.
YOUNG drivers are still not getting
the message when it comes to mobile
phones and driving, according to sur-
vey results released by insurer AAMI.
More than half of the respondents
admitted to texting, making calls or
using the internet while driving over
the past 12 months with females more
likely to multi-task while driving.
Young male drivers are still more
likely to speed, drive with too many
people in the car or drive after drink-
ing or taking drugs.
However, AAMI spokesperson
Reuben Aitchison said young males
are much safer drivers now compared
with 12 years ago.
"Young men are far from perfect
drivers but a huge number of factors,
including changes to licensing and
public awareness campaigns, have
helped to move the needle in the right
direction," Mr Aitchison said.
Yorke Peninsula driving instructor
Michael Krieger, of Port Broughton,
said education is important and driv-
ing lessons should be compulsory.
"I would like to see driver education
brought into the schools, particularly
country schools, because in Adelaide
some do have optional (driver educa-
tion) lessons," Mr Krieger said.
"In Adelaide there might be more
than 100 people attend an education
session but at Port Broughton there
might be six or seven.
"It might seem like its not feasible to
fund a program up here but those six
or seven are just as important as those
The AAMI survey found, compared
with 10 years ago, young people are
less likely to drink and drive.
L-plater Georgia Button said she is
an "overly" safe driver and turns her
phone off or onto silent while driving.
"I think the reason we are less likely
to drive after a few drinks is because
we get the wits scared out of us with
people, such as emergency services,
coming to schools to talk to us," Miss
"We had people from the RAAP
(Road Awareness and Accident
Prevention Program) come to our
school and we all walked out of the
session feeling confronted.
"When you are younger you are a
lot more cautious and careful but I
think those in their 20s believe they
are more experienced and are willing
to take a chance."
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