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…

Adelaide’s ‘rising’ housing market outperforming other capitals: national valuer

Adelaide’s residential property market is a rising star and outperforming all other mainland capital cities – including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – in terms of stability, according to independent analysis by national valuer Herron Todd White (HTW). The HTW national property clock for October, which rates markets based on sales activity and growth, shows Adelaide’s market is rising towards the…

SA business confidence stable, conditions up – contrary to Property Council’s alarmist claims

South Australian business confidence has defied a national downturn and remained stable in September, according to the latest NAB Monthly Business Survey. The independent survey of 1,400 business across the country showed business confidence in SA and NSW remained unchanged last month while confidence in Victoria (-6), Queensland (-3) and Tasmania (-1) all dropped.  This is in stark contrast to the…

Government rejects Property Council’s proposed new $1,595 land tax bill for more than 200,000 ‘Mum and Dad’ investors

Treasurer Rob Lucas today said the State Government rejected a Property Council proposal to impose an average new land tax bill of $1,595 on 213,000 landowners who currently don’t pay any land tax at all. This crazy proposal is included in the Property Council’s submission to the Government over proposed land tax reform proposals and…