Ex-union boss Malinauskas blocks popular shop trading hours reform

  The Marshall Government will continue to campaign for greater freedom of choice in shop trading right up until the next election in March, with the popular reform critical to further turbo-charge the state’s ongoing COVID recovery.   As expected, former Shoppies union boss Peter Malinauskas’ Labor Party has denied hardworking South Australian families and…

$57m in small business cash grants out the door as COVID economic recovery continues

  Thousands of small and medium businesses impacted by COVID-19 trading restrictions – from restaurants, cafes and hotels to tourism operators, gyms and hairdressers – have received almost $57 million in cash grants in the past month, as the Marshall Government continues to support their strong ongoing economic recovery.   To date, 19,633 eligible businesses…

Workers compensation impairment guidelines amended after public consultation

  The State Government has today published updated Impairment Assessment Guidelines, incorporating extensive community feedback on several key issues – including ensuring there is no set deduction in benefits for pre-existing injury and protecting workers’ choice of assessor.   The Return to Work Act 2014 was enacted by the former Labor government under then Minister,…

Pressure mounts on Malinauskas as Labor MP bullying claims referred to Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

  Disturbing claims of bullying and intimidation by Labor MP Tony Piccolo against a young trainee have been referred by Treasurer Rob Lucas to the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment over concerns Mr Piccolo may have broken the law by ‘forcing’ his resignation.   Mr Piccolo has been publicly accused by his…

SA’s strong economic recovery continues as state improves economic ranking

  CommSec’s ‘State of the States’ economic report released today shows South Australia’s improved economic growth, employment and level of construction work done has seen the state’s rank lift to fourth overall, up from fifth spot in the previous report.   The Marshall Government has welcomed the report as further evidence of SA’s strong recovery…

SA’s strong COVID jobs recovery pre-lockdown as industry welcomes $100 million Business Support Package

  South Australia continues to lead the nation for its strong jobs rebound since the depths of the pandemic, as leading industry groups have thrown their support behind the Marshall Government’s new $100 million Business Support Package and assistance for regional workers.     Total employee jobs in SA increased by a nation-leading 15 per cent (equal with WA) since the…

Global ratings agency affirms confidence in SA economy and state’s strong fiscal management

  Independent global ratings agency, Moody’s, has reaffirmed its confidence in South Australia’s ‘resilient and diverse’ economy and the Marshall Government’s sound financial management – maintaining the state’s existing rating (Aa1, Stable Outlook).   In its latest outlook, released yesterday following last month’s State Budget 2021-22, Moody’s acknowledged there would be a budget impact as…