Land tax ‘hotline’ goes live as part of information campaign

Land taxpayers will have access to a special hotline staffed by Treasury officials from today, as part of a suite of measures designed to inform South Australians about the comprehensive reforms, which will come into effect from July 1 next year. Other measures include an updated RevenueSA website, featuring a link to an online land tax calculator enabling individuals and…

Big tick: AEU members vote in favour of Government’s pay and conditions offer

Australian Education Union members have voted in support of the State Government’s Enterprise Agreement offer for teachers, principals and preschool directors in a ballot result that is hoped will finally resolve the long-running pay dispute. Treasurer Rob Lucas welcomed the majority result (54%) of the AEU members’ ballot – which closed at 5pm tonight – as a “big tick of approval…

Marshall Liberal Government’s first Budget back in the black – posting $289m surplus, after years of Labor deficits

South Australia’s State Budget is firmly back in the black, with the Marshall Liberal Government recording a $289 million surplus in its first State Budget in 2018-19 – turning around a massive $313 million deficit left by the former Labor government. In fact, Labor’s gross financial mismanagement and incompetence has been highlighted by the fact…

Mid-Year Budget Review delivers ongoing operating surpluses as Government focuses on growing jobs, economy

The Marshall Liberal Government’s 2019-20 State Budget is on track to deliver a surplus and maintain projected modest surpluses across the forward estimates, according to the Mid-Year Budget Review (MYBR), released today. It follows a return to surplus in the Marshall Government’s first Budget (2018-19) of $289 million, turning around a significant $313 million deficit left by the former Labor…

AEU executive unanimously endorse Government’s pay and conditions offer for teachers to go to a ballot of members

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed a decision by the Australian Education Union’s state executive to endorse unanimously the Government’s Enterprise Agreement offer for teachers, principals and preschool directors to go to a ballot of its members, in a move that is hoped will resolve the long-running pay dispute. Treasurer Rob Lucas said it was a welcome and positive step…

Tens of thousands of SA shoppers set to bag a Black Friday bargain today, supporting local jobs and the economy

Retailers across South Australia are bracing for a ‘Black Friday’ sales bonanza today, with tens of thousands of shoppers expected to turn out and take advantage of the historic extended shop trading hours in the lead up to Christmas, supporting local jobs and the economy. In a South Australian first, Treasurer Rob Lucas has granted a special Ministerial exemption for…

Government’s historic Land Tax Bill passes State Parliament

Comprehensive land tax reform that drive jobs growth, business investment and create a fairer and more equitable tax system will be introduced into South Australia, with the Marshall Liberal Government’s Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019 successfully passing State Parliament tonight. The Bill passed the Legislative Council with the support of Advance SA and the SA Greens, followed by the House of…

Nyrstar Port Pirie creates new jobs as Government negotiates full repayment of $291m taxpayer-guaranteed loan

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced it has successfully secured the agreement of Trafigura Group Pte Ltd, the new majority owner of the Port Pirie lead smelter, to repay the entire remaining $262.1m owed under the $291.1m SA taxpayer-guaranteed loan. It comes as the company advises it’s expanding its Port Pirie workforce, creating an additional…