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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Marshall Liberal Government’s first Budget back in the black – posting $289m surplus, after years of Labor deficits

South Australia’s State Budget is firmly back in the black, with the Marshall Liberal Government recording a $289 million surplus in its first State Budget in 2018-19 – turning around a massive $313 million deficit left by the former Labor government. In fact, Labor’s gross financial mismanagement and incompetence has been highlighted by the fact…

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Mid-Year Budget Review delivers ongoing operating surpluses as Government focuses on growing jobs, economy

The Marshall Liberal Government’s 2019-20 State Budget is on track to deliver a surplus and maintain projected modest surpluses across the forward estimates, according to the Mid-Year Budget Review (MYBR), released today. It follows a return to surplus in the Marshall Government’s first Budget (2018-19) of $289 million, turning around a significant $313 million deficit left by the former Labor…

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AEU executive unanimously endorse Government’s pay and conditions offer for teachers to go to a ballot of members

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed a decision by the Australian Education Union’s state executive to endorse unanimously the Government’s Enterprise Agreement offer for teachers, principals and preschool directors to go to a ballot of its members, in a move that is hoped will resolve the long-running pay dispute. Treasurer Rob Lucas said it was a welcome and positive step…

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Tens of thousands of SA shoppers set to bag a Black Friday bargain today, supporting local jobs and the economy

Retailers across South Australia are bracing for a ‘Black Friday’ sales bonanza today, with tens of thousands of shoppers expected to turn out and take advantage of the historic extended shop trading hours in the lead up to Christmas, supporting local jobs and the economy. In a South Australian first, Treasurer Rob Lucas has granted a special Ministerial exemption for…

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