Funds SA investments produce strong annual returns

  Funds SA managed investments have continued their strong annual performance, reflecting positive financial returns for clients including the state’s 100,000 public sector workers.   The Funds SA Annual Report 2020-21, recently tabled in Parliament, shows the most popular investment option (Balanced Tax-Exempt) achieved the highest 1-year return on record.   Chant West*, a leading…

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White line fever as Black Friday sales herald Christmas trade period, jobs bonanza

  It’s the busiest trading day on Rundle Mall’s calendar and, today, the starter’s gun fires on the lucrative Christmas retail period, with stores across the state bracing for the annual Black Friday sales extravaganza.   Three days after SA re-opened its borders to fully vaccinated interstate travellers, thousands of consumers, including recently reunited family…

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Christmas comes early to the city and ‘burbs as retailers get set to welcome fully-vaxxed interstate visitors

  South Australia’s existing ‘dog’s breakfast’ shop trading laws would have forced suburban retailers, including shopping centres and supermarkets, to stay shut for 6 out of 10 days over the critical Christmas/New Year trading period.   This would stymie the state’s strong economic growth and reduce job opportunities for hundreds of young workers, as well…

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Greens’ Christmas Grinches

  Proposed amendments to the Holidays Act will mean that hundreds of thousands of SA workers will no longer have a public holiday on the Monday after Christmas Day.   Treasurer Rob Lucas said this was an “outrageous attack on worker entitlements” and the Marshall Liberal Government will strongly oppose the Greens’ proposal.   “The…

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