Woolworths Rundle Mall granted special shop trading exemption to cater for influx of Superloop Adelaide 500 fans

Interstate and international tourists, as well as tens of thousands of local motorsport and Adelaide Fringe festival fans, will be able to pick up additional snacks, drinks and other grocery supplies on their way through the city, with the State Government granting a special exemption to Woolworths Rundle Mall to trade later – until 7pm – next Saturday and Sunday…

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Suburban Boxing Day sales ring up record consumer demand

The second year of Boxing Day trade across suburban Adelaide was a ‘roaring success’, with new industry figures revealing record consumer demand last year, as more than 150,000 South Australians and holidaying tourists flocked to the ‘burbs to bag a post-Christmas bargain. Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) data, using a sample of its member centres, which includes SA’s largest centre…

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Government continues significant procurement reform to boost jobs, economic growth

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced its formal response to the final report of the SA Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Government Procurement (Stage 2) – which will result in one of the most significant reforms of the state’s procurement system in more than a decade. Treasurer Rob Lucas said the Government has accepted all 60 of its recommendations – the…

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Further bushfire relief measures to assist affected communities

The State Government has today announced tax relief measures and the waiving of fees and charges for people affected by bushfires in South Australia. Tax relief measures include: Ex-gratia tax relief for the stamp duty payable on the purchase of replacement properties and motor vehicles Ex-gratia relief for 2019-20 and 2020-21 land tax liabilities for those directly impacted by bushfires in…

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Schools project shows South Australia’s PPP reputation being rebuilt under Liberal Government

The Marshall Liberal Government has begun repairing South Australia’s reputation for successfully managing Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), with strong and competitive market participation in the recent tender for two new state-of-the-art Birth to Year 12 schools in Adelaide. The contract to design, construct and maintain the schools, in Aldinga (southern suburbs) and Angle Vale (northern suburbs), has been awarded to TESA…

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Boxing Day bargain-hunters storm suburban stores in post-Christmas sales splash

Tens of thousands of South Australians and holidaying tourists have flocked to suburban retailers right across the city today to bag a Boxing Day bargain, in a ‘huge show of support’ for the Marshall Liberal Government’s push for shop trading hours reform. From Tea Tree Gully and Marion to Elizabeth, Noarlunga and Port Adelaide, crowds queued from the early…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas midnight trading, as Black Friday sales heralded a huge success

South Australians keen to get cracking on their Christmas shopping are expected to flock to city and suburban retailers until midnight tonight, as extended festive shop trading hours ramp up in the lead up to Christmas. Shops have been granted a State Government exemption to open until midnight tonight, tomorrow night (Friday 20th) and on Monday (December 23) if they choose –…

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Big tick: AEU members vote in favour of Government’s pay and conditions offer

Australian Education Union members have voted in support of the State Government’s Enterprise Agreement offer for teachers, principals and preschool directors in a ballot result that is hoped will finally resolve the long-running pay dispute. Treasurer Rob Lucas welcomed the majority result (54%) of the AEU members’ ballot – which closed at 5pm tonight – as a “big tick of approval…

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