Shop trading hours deregulation bill to be introduced to Parliament today

The State Government will today introduce to Parliament legislation to reform South Australia’s “archaic, confusing and stifling” shop trading laws to deliver long-awaited freedom of choice to consumers, traders and employees. Treasurer Rob Lucas said South Australians overwhelmingly supported deregulating shop trading hours, which Competition Policy Review research showed creates jobs and stimulates economic growth.…

State Government slams Shorten’s “cruel’’ company tax cut repeal plan

The Marshall Liberal Government has condemned Bill Shorten’s “cruel’’ policy to repeal company tax cuts for businesses with turnovers between $10m and $50m, saying it would cost jobs, threaten wages and slow economic growth. Treasurer Rob Lucas said the Federal Opposition leader’s plan – revealed yesterday – had further exposed Labor as a party that…

Electorate Offices

It’s been revealed that former Labor Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis ignored Treasury advice before the election to ensure MPs had offices located within their electorates following the redistribution of electoral boundaries. Treasury documents show that on 27 March 2017, Mr Koutsantonis rejected Treasury advice to allocate funding in the 2017-18 Budget to establish new electorate offices.…