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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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