Julie Bishop stops in at Burra

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey and Deputy Prime Minister Julie Bishop meet with St Just Cafe owner Ross Sims on Sunday afternoon.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey and Deputy Prime Minister Julie Bishop meet with St Just Cafe owner Ross Sims on Sunday afternoon.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop was in Burra on Sunday, calling in to St Just Cafe to speak to locals.

Mrs Bishop flew in to Adelaide that morning and made the two-hour trip alongside federal Grey MP Rowan Ramsey.

The pair spoke to locals

“We are meeting with local people, talking to local communities and we are meeting with small business’ in particular,” Mrs Bishop said.

“We are looking to get feedback and what people are thinking on current issues that the federal government is handling.

“For example, electricity and energy prices is a big issue, and job opportunities in rural and regional SA.”

Mrs Bishop said that one of the issues she wanted to talk to the people of Burra about was the free trade agreement with China.

She said the mining and agricultural industries in the Grey electorate would be directly affected by the FTA as Australia strengthened as an export country.