Pubs, clubs and Adelaide Oval benefit from Government’s Jobs Rescue Package

SA’s pubs and clubs, the casino and the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (SMA) are amongst the first organisations to benefit immediately from funding provided under the Marshall Liberal Government’s $650m Jobs Rescue Package, designed to help save local jobs and industry in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Each of these businesses have been hit hard by the impacts…

Supermarkets granted 24-hour weekday trade option and extended weekends in response to Coronavirus

South Australians will have greater choice and flexibility when it comes to their supermarket shopping hours, with the Marshall Liberal Government granting an exemption to allow 24-hour weekday trading to help alleviate pressures due to the Coronavirus. As part of the exemption, granted under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977, all supermarkets and other non-exempt shops will also be able to…

Another big GST budget blow

The final report of the independent Commonwealth Grants Commission, released yesterday, will result in a massive GST cut to South Australia of about $2 billion over 4 years compared with GST estimates included in last year’s State Budget. This report would mean a $166m cut to GST this year, and a massive $689m cut next year. Treasurer Rob…

Shop trading exemption granted in Millicent for Easter Saturday and Geltwood Festival Market Day to cater for influx of tourists

Millicent retailers will be able to trade on Easter Saturday and Geltwood Festival Market Day to capitalise on an influx of visitors and tourists to the region after the State Government once again granted a special exemption under existing shop trading laws. Treasurer Rob Lucas granted the exemption to the Millicent Proclaimed Shopping District under…

New fund manager appointed for SA Venture Capital Fund

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced Artesian Venture Partners has been appointed as the new venture capital fund manager to oversee investments of the $50 million SA Venture Capital Fund (SAVCF). The appointment of Artesian Venture Partners was recommended by the independent SAVCF Management Committee, chaired by respected businessman Raymond Spencer. This committee considered an…

Motorists save millions on CTP insurance, driving down cost of car rego

South Australian motorists are driving a hard bargain when it comes to renewing their car registration, saving more than $80 million collectively on their CTP insurance premiums in the past 8 months since the market opened to full competition. Since July, when South Australians have been able to choose their own CTP insurer (either AAMI, Allianz, QBE or SGIC) who…