Suburban Boxing Day sales ring up record consumer demand

The second year of Boxing Day trade across suburban Adelaide was a ‘roaring success’, with new industry figures revealing record consumer demand last year, as more than 150,000 South Australians and holidaying tourists flocked to the ‘burbs to bag a post-Christmas bargain. Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) data, using a sample of its member centres, which includes SA’s largest centre…

Government continues significant procurement reform to boost jobs, economic growth

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced its formal response to the final report of the SA Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Government Procurement (Stage 2) – which will result in one of the most significant reforms of the state’s procurement system in more than a decade. Treasurer Rob Lucas said the Government has accepted all 60 of its recommendations – the…

Further bushfire relief measures to assist affected communities

The State Government has today announced tax relief measures and the waiving of fees and charges for people affected by bushfires in South Australia. Tax relief measures include: Ex-gratia tax relief for the stamp duty payable on the purchase of replacement properties and motor vehicles Ex-gratia relief for 2019-20 and 2020-21 land tax liabilities for those directly impacted by bushfires in…

Schools project shows South Australia’s PPP reputation being rebuilt under Liberal Government

The Marshall Liberal Government has begun repairing South Australia’s reputation for successfully managing Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), with strong and competitive market participation in the recent tender for two new state-of-the-art Birth to Year 12 schools in Adelaide. The contract to design, construct and maintain the schools, in Aldinga (southern suburbs) and Angle Vale (northern suburbs), has been awarded to TESA…

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 –…