Deck the Mall and ’Burbs with boughs of holly as Christmas extended shop trading hours announced

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced it has approved Boxing Day retail trade in the suburbs again this year, following the “roaring success’’ of historic post- Christmas sales across Adelaide in 2018. More than 130,000 people flocked to suburban retailers on Boxing Day last year, in addition to the CBD, with retail sales in the suburbs almost trebling (an increase…

South Australians to paint the town red as ‘Black Friday’ shop trading extension granted for first time in city, suburbs

In a South Australian first, retailers across the Adelaide CBD and suburbs will be given the opportunity to trade until midnight on Friday, November 29 to capitalise on the burgeoning popularity of ‘Black Friday’ sales. Treasurer Rob Lucas has granted the Ministerial exemption under section 5 of the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 in response to strong demand from consumers…

Sad sacks: Grinch union bosses of AEU steal Christmas from children and working families

Union boss grinches within the Australian Education Union have forced an Adelaide primary school to reschedule its popular twilight end-of-year Christmas concert to the middle of a working day, denying many working parents and grandparents the opportunity to watch their children perform. The “outrageous, mean-spirited” action is part of state-wide work-to-rule bans being encouraged by the union bosses as part of…

Under the hammer: strong auction clearance rates signal buoyant property market

South Australia’s Spring property market is blooming with auction clearance rates this month at their highest level in 19 months. Data released by the Real Estate Institute of SA shows auction clearance rates last week (October 13) hit 78% – compared with 53% at the same time last year – and the strongest performance since just before the March 2018…

Government’s Land Tax Bill introduced into State Parliament

The Marshall Liberal Government has introduced into State Parliament its Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019, to deliver a fairer, more equitable tax system in SA, drive increased business investment and save South Australians $70 million in land tax over three years. Treasurer Rob Lucas said the Bill confirmed the Government’s major policy intentions of reducing the overall amount of land…

SA ‘surfing strongest lift in willingness to work’ Australia has seen in years: Deloitte report

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed the latest Deloitte Access Business Outlook which paints a positive picture of South Australia’s economy, underpinned by strong export and commercial construction sectors and buoyed by near-record jobs growth as well as a massive surge in the number of people willing to work. In fact, the national report – released today – says SA…