Cash grants ‘lifeline’ for SA small businesses and income support payments for regional workers

  Tens of thousands of South Australian small and medium-sized businesses that suffer a significant loss of income or have been forced to close as a result of the state’s 7-day lockdown will be offered a $3,000 emergency cash grant as part of a major financial assistance package announced today by the Marshall Liberal Government.…

Jobs surge as SA’s ‘effective’ pandemic management presents long-term benefits for the state: Deloitte

  South Australia’s ‘effective management’ of the COVID-19 pandemic has enabled South Australians to ‘return to normal life faster than most other states’, helping the state avoid the worst of the recession and prompting a surge in locals flooding back into the labour market, a leading national independent economic report says.    The quarterly Deloitte…

Ringing endorsement from SA business community for Riverbank Arena

A cavalcade of prominent South Australian business leaders have endorsed the job creation and economic benefits of the Marshall Liberal Government’s multipurpose Riverbank Arena.   At Business SA’s State Budget Luncheon at Adelaide Oval on Friday, Shadow Treasurer Stephen Mullighan re-stated Labor’s opposition to this job-creating, transformational project, only to be followed by a panel…

Mullighan’s mess – failed Gillman deal costs millions in revenue and thousands of promised jobs

  A deal approved by former Labor Ministers Stephen Mullighan and Tom Koutsantonis, which promised thousands of jobs at Gillman and more than $70 million in revenue, has been another spectacular failure.   Just prior to the last state election, the then Housing and Urban Development Minister Stephen Mullighan – the architect of the deal…

Independent ratings agencies, industry groups respond to SA State Budget 2021-22

Following the release of the State Budget 2021-22, independent credit ratings agencies have noted the state’s improving economic outlook, record job-creating infrastructure investment and strong financial management.   S&P Global said the Budget, handed down by Treasurer Rob Lucas yesterday, shows an ‘improving economic outlook that supports a gradual return to operating surpluses’ and record…

Huge hip-pocket savings for families and households, as Marshall Government drives down cost of doing business in SA to create jobs

  Family household budgets continue to stretch a whole lot further under the Marshall Liberal Government’s lower-cost policies, with the average* Adelaide household now around $940 a year better off.   The huge hip-pocket savings include massive reductions in average household water and sewerage bills (an average $191 a year saving), cheaper ESL bills ($184), cheaper…

Creating jobs focus of State Budget 2021-22 as SA’s strong economic rebound continues

  Thousands of local jobs will be created over the next four years as the State Budget 2021-22 drives South Australia’s ongoing economic recovery through targeted stimulus, record infrastructure investment, lower costs for businesses and increased industry growth support.   An enormous infrastructure pipeline – worth a record $17.9 billion over the next 4 years…