SA business rebound continues as conditions, confidence soar

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed the results of a leading independent business survey that shows local conditions and confidence surging to well beyond pre-pandemic levels. The Business SA-William Buck Survey of Business Expectations, released today, shows business confidence climbing 13 points to 108.3 points for the December 2020 quarter – a level not seen…

Stage set as Adelaide Festival Centre staff vote in favour of new wage deals

The curtain has come down on enterprise bargaining negotiations with Adelaide Festival Centre staff, who have voted in favour of the Government’s new enterprise agreement offers, which deliver annual wage increases of 1.2 and 1.5 per cent. The Adelaide Festival Centre Performing Arts Centre Agreement 2020, which covers more than 220 employees from cleaners, gardeners…

Quarter of a billion dollars in small business cash grants out the door, supporting 104,000 jobs

More than $253 million in cash grants has been paid to thousands of small businesses and not-for-profits across South Australia to help them survive and trade through COVID-19, in a sweeping economic stimulus program that Treasury analysis shows has supported more than 104,000 jobs.  Businesses have described the grants as a ‘lifeline’, providing ‘generous and…

Millions in extra funding pumped into MFS to protect and support firefighters

The Marshall Liberal Government has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the ongoing resourcing of the SA Metropolitan Fire Service, having allocated millions in additional funding for new state-of-the-art appliances and protective equipment. In a meeting with United Firefighters’ Union of SA (UFU) Secretary Max Adlam and other union representatives today, Treasurer Rob Lucas recognised the…

Stitched up: Australian Fashion Labels’ demise costs taxpayers $1.9 million

South Australian taxpayers are on the hook for $1.9 million as a result of the former Labor government’s decision to award a lucrative government-backed loan guarantee for Australian Fashion Labels Pty Ltd to buy and refurbish a new $17.5 million city headquarters – only for the company to ultimately go into administration and likely liquidation.…