State Government enters agreement to sell all shares in international development business Scope Global

The State Government has today entered into an agreement to sell all its shares in Scope Global, its international development business, to Palladium. Announcing the signing of the share sale agreement, Treasurer Rob Lucas said it is appropriate for the State to divest its wholly-owned interest in Scope Global to both minimise the Government’s exposure…

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Preferred Proponent selected for former Gasworks site at Bowden

  Leading national developer MAB Corporation has been selected as the Preferred Proponent for the acquisition, remediation and development of the former 5.81-hectare Gasworks site at Bowden following an extensive tender evaluation process.   “The MAB proposal delivers an intergenerational solution for the site, remediating it for future generations while also reducing the State Government’s…

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Advance Australia Fair

In a first for South Australia, Treasurer Rob Lucas has granted special exemptions under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 to allow all shops – regardless of their size or location – to trade on Australia Day to enable shoppers to make the most of the national holiday. This will mean that shoppers in the…

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Leigh Creek Energy Gasification Project within former Leigh Creek Coalfield – decisions under the Aboriginal Heritage Act

  Leigh Creek Energy Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary, Leigh Creek Operations Pty Ltd, have been granted an authorisation under the Aboriginal Heritage Act which will permit the development of a proposed in-situ gasification project within the former Leigh Creek Coalfield north of Copley in the Flinders Ranges.   In providing the authorisation, Treasurer…

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Crash landing for taxpayers over Mullighan’s ‘bungled’ multi-million-dollar car park deal

  Former Labor Government Minister Stephen Mullighan’s incompetence and/or negligence over a ‘bungled’ multi-million-dollar car park deal has cost taxpayers $4.5 million in a settlement deal, this year.   The sad facts of this Mullighan bungle are:   Mr Mullighan, in 2014, approves a deal for a 33-year lease over land (approx. 3.1ha) at Parafield…

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Government confirms almost 80,000 public sector employees affected in Frontier Software cyber attack

  The State Government has now confirmed that personal information belonging to nearly 80,000 public sector employees has been exposed as a result of a cyber-attack on its external payroll software provider, Frontier Software.   On Friday, Treasurer Rob Lucas said the records of “at least 38,000 employees were accessed and up to 80,000 employees…

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Mid-Year Budget Review turbo-charges state’s strong ongoing economic and jobs recovery

  The Marshall Liberal Government’s 2021-22 Mid-Year Budget Review (MYBR) continues to chart the state’s strong path out of the pandemic, providing further support for our economic and jobs recovery through record infrastructure investment, extra economic stimulus and support for businesses impacted by COVID restrictions.   The MYBR, released today, shows that although the 2021-22…

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