Parliament will maintain pensioner concessions

The State Liberals have reassured South Australia’s 160,000 pensioners that the South Australian Parliament will protect their entitlement to the $190 council rates concession. “The State Liberals and the minor parties in the Upper House will block any attempt by Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis to cut pensioner’s entitlements to council rate concessions,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob…

Weatherill: Shorten is irrelevant

Premier Jay Weatherill has today made the extraordinary claim that Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten is “not relevant” and cannot make a difference. The shock statement was made just hours before Mr Shorten is expected to deliver his budget response. Premier Weatherill made the claim on ABC Radio this morning: “He’s not relevant. He can’t…