Boxing Day bargain-hunters storm suburban stores in post-Christmas sales splash

Tens of thousands of South Australians and holidaying tourists have flocked to suburban retailers right across the city today to bag a Boxing Day bargain, in a ‘huge show of support’ for the Marshall Liberal Government’s push for shop trading hours reform. From Tea Tree Gully and Marion to Elizabeth, Noarlunga and Port Adelaide, crowds queued from the early…

Libs say NO to Labor’s secret privatisation plan for Motor Vehicle Registry

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced it will not be privatising the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR), formally rejecting a secret deal done by the former Labor government in its $1.6 billion Lands Titles Office privatisation. Treasurer Rob Lucas said Labor had been ‘deliberately devious and deceitful’ over its privatisation plans for the MVR, going to…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas midnight trading, as Black Friday sales heralded a huge success

South Australians keen to get cracking on their Christmas shopping are expected to flock to city and suburban retailers until midnight tonight, as extended festive shop trading hours ramp up in the lead up to Christmas. Shops have been granted a State Government exemption to open until midnight tonight, tomorrow night (Friday 20th) and on Monday (December 23) if they choose –…

Land tax ‘hotline’ goes live as part of information campaign

Land taxpayers will have access to a special hotline staffed by Treasury officials from today, as part of a suite of measures designed to inform South Australians about the comprehensive reforms, which will come into effect from July 1 next year. Other measures include an updated RevenueSA website, featuring a link to an online land tax calculator enabling individuals and…

Big tick: AEU members vote in favour of Government’s pay and conditions offer

Australian Education Union members have voted in support of the State Government’s Enterprise Agreement offer for teachers, principals and preschool directors in a ballot result that is hoped will finally resolve the long-running pay dispute. Treasurer Rob Lucas welcomed the majority result (54%) of the AEU members’ ballot – which closed at 5pm tonight – as a “big tick of approval…

Marshall Liberal Government’s first Budget back in the black – posting $289m surplus, after years of Labor deficits

South Australia’s State Budget is firmly back in the black, with the Marshall Liberal Government recording a $289 million surplus in its first State Budget in 2018-19 – turning around a massive $313 million deficit left by the former Labor government. In fact, Labor’s gross financial mismanagement and incompetence has been highlighted by the fact…

Mid-Year Budget Review delivers ongoing operating surpluses as Government focuses on growing jobs, economy

The Marshall Liberal Government’s 2019-20 State Budget is on track to deliver a surplus and maintain projected modest surpluses across the forward estimates, according to the Mid-Year Budget Review (MYBR), released today. It follows a return to surplus in the Marshall Government’s first Budget (2018-19) of $289 million, turning around a significant $313 million deficit left by the former Labor…

AEU executive unanimously endorse Government’s pay and conditions offer for teachers to go to a ballot of members

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed a decision by the Australian Education Union’s state executive to endorse unanimously the Government’s Enterprise Agreement offer for teachers, principals and preschool directors to go to a ballot of its members, in a move that is hoped will resolve the long-running pay dispute. Treasurer Rob Lucas said it was a welcome and positive step…