Funds SA investments produce strong annual returns

  Funds SA managed investments have continued their strong annual performance, reflecting positive financial returns for clients including the state’s 100,000 public sector workers.   The Funds SA Annual Report 2020-21, recently tabled in Parliament, shows the most popular investment option (Balanced Tax-Exempt) achieved the highest 1-year return on record.   Chant West*, a leading…

White line fever as Black Friday sales herald Christmas trade period, jobs bonanza

  It’s the busiest trading day on Rundle Mall’s calendar and, today, the starter’s gun fires on the lucrative Christmas retail period, with stores across the state bracing for the annual Black Friday sales extravaganza.   Three days after SA re-opened its borders to fully vaccinated interstate travellers, thousands of consumers, including recently reunited family…

Revitalised Riverbank as Festival Plaza public realm to open in time for ‘Mad March’

  Adelaide’s answer to the iconic Southbank promenades in Melbourne and Brisbane – where tens of thousands of locals and tourists flock each year to enjoy popular dining, strolling and retail shopping – is a step closer with the high-profile Festival Plaza public realm development to open in time for the city’s ‘Mad March’ festivities.…

Christmas comes early to the city and ‘burbs as retailers get set to welcome fully-vaxxed interstate visitors

  South Australia’s existing ‘dog’s breakfast’ shop trading laws would have forced suburban retailers, including shopping centres and supermarkets, to stay shut for 6 out of 10 days over the critical Christmas/New Year trading period.   This would stymie the state’s strong economic growth and reduce job opportunities for hundreds of young workers, as well…

Malinauskas and Labor need to raise the white flag on his white elephant

  As South Australia moves towards reopening its borders thanks to the Marshall Liberal Government’s nation-leading home quarantine app and increasing vaccination rates, it’s time for Mr Malinauskas and Labor to drop their commitment to build an expensive and redundant quarantine facility.   Just as Federal Labor Leader Anthony Albanese has been forced to drop…

New appointments to the ReturnToWorkSA Corporation Board

  The Marshall Government has announced a series of reappointments and new appointments to the Board of ReturnToWorkSA – the statutory authority responsible for regulating the South Australian Return to Work scheme, which protects approximately 550,000 workers and 54,000 employers from the cost of work injury.   Treasurer Rob Lucas said current Chairperson Greg McCarthy…