State Government to push ahead with establishing SA Productivity Commission

The State Government will keep one of its key election commitments to establish an SA Productivity Commission through administrative arrangements rather than through legislation through the Parliament. The decision has been made following ‘unreasonable, unworkable and untenable’ amendments to the SA Productivity Commission Bill 2018 insisted upon by Labor and some crossbenchers in the Legislative…

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Vow to ensure all states GST winners

Australia's eight state and territory Treasurers today resolved to work together to ensure they would be no worse off under the Federal Government's proposed changes to the GST. The Board of Treasurers (the Board) met for a third time in Sydney today, where they agreed clarity was essential on how the proposed changes would impact…

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New Wright Electorate Office

The State Government has agreed to enter into a 4-year lease arrangement to establish the new Wright Electorate Office in the Manor Farm Shopping Centre on Northbri Avenue at Salisbury East. The 130 sqm office – located within the seat of Wright – was chosen for its suitability, size, visibility, accessibility and value for taxpayers…

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Shop trading hours deregulation bill to be introduced to Parliament today

The State Government will today introduce to Parliament legislation to reform South Australia’s “archaic, confusing and stifling” shop trading laws to deliver long-awaited freedom of choice to consumers, traders and employees. Treasurer Rob Lucas said South Australians overwhelmingly supported deregulating shop trading hours, which Competition Policy Review research showed creates jobs and stimulates economic growth.…

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Retail Trading Bill

Today, I am pleased to introduce the Retail Trading Bill 2018, which will give choice back to South Australians by reforming our outdated shop trading laws in the current Shop Trading Hours Act 1977. As part of the Liberal government's election platform, a commitment was made to deregulate South Australia's shop trading hours, reduce red…

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