Pressure mounts on Malinauskas as Labor MP bullying claims referred to Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

  Disturbing claims of bullying and intimidation by Labor MP Tony Piccolo against a young trainee have been referred by Treasurer Rob Lucas to the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment over concerns Mr Piccolo may have broken the law by ‘forcing’ his resignation.   Mr Piccolo has been publicly accused by his…

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SA’s strong COVID jobs recovery pre-lockdown as industry welcomes $100 million Business Support Package

  South Australia continues to lead the nation for its strong jobs rebound since the depths of the pandemic, as leading industry groups have thrown their support behind the Marshall Government’s new $100 million Business Support Package and assistance for regional workers.     Total employee jobs in SA increased by a nation-leading 15 per cent (equal with WA) since the…

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Global ratings agency affirms confidence in SA economy and state’s strong fiscal management

  Independent global ratings agency, Moody’s, has reaffirmed its confidence in South Australia’s ‘resilient and diverse’ economy and the Marshall Government’s sound financial management – maintaining the state’s existing rating (Aa1, Stable Outlook).   In its latest outlook, released yesterday following last month’s State Budget 2021-22, Moody’s acknowledged there would be a budget impact as…

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Jobs surge as SA’s ‘effective’ pandemic management presents long-term benefits for the state: Deloitte

  South Australia’s ‘effective management’ of the COVID-19 pandemic has enabled South Australians to ‘return to normal life faster than most other states’, helping the state avoid the worst of the recession and prompting a surge in locals flooding back into the labour market, a leading national independent economic report says.    The quarterly Deloitte…

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Ringing endorsement from SA business community for Riverbank Arena

A cavalcade of prominent South Australian business leaders have endorsed the job creation and economic benefits of the Marshall Liberal Government’s multipurpose Riverbank Arena.   At Business SA’s State Budget Luncheon at Adelaide Oval on Friday, Shadow Treasurer Stephen Mullighan re-stated Labor’s opposition to this job-creating, transformational project, only to be followed by a panel…

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Independent ratings agencies, industry groups respond to SA State Budget 2021-22

Following the release of the State Budget 2021-22, independent credit ratings agencies have noted the state’s improving economic outlook, record job-creating infrastructure investment and strong financial management.   S&P Global said the Budget, handed down by Treasurer Rob Lucas yesterday, shows an ‘improving economic outlook that supports a gradual return to operating surpluses’ and record…

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2021-22 Budget Speech

Delivered on 22 June 2021, on the second reading of the Appropriation Bill 2021, by the Honourable Rob Lucas MLC, Treasurer of South Australia.   Mr Speaker, as much as I always enjoy the company of you and your colleagues, I am delighted to note that this will be the last occasion on which I…

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Huge hip-pocket savings for families and households, as Marshall Government drives down cost of doing business in SA to create jobs

  Family household budgets continue to stretch a whole lot further under the Marshall Liberal Government’s lower-cost policies, with the average* Adelaide household now around $940 a year better off.   The huge hip-pocket savings include massive reductions in average household water and sewerage bills (an average $191 a year saving), cheaper ESL bills ($184), cheaper…

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