Jobs splash as stimulus for community pools, playgrounds and Thebarton Theatre upgrade given green light

Communities across South Australia will benefit from dozens of high-profile infrastructure projects, such as recreation and aquatic centre developments, new roads, a super playground and upgrade of Thebarton Theatre, to be delivered under a major job-creating stimulus program. Treasurer Rob Lucas has announced 57 shovel-ready projects will be funded via the Local Government Infrastructure Partnership…

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Stage set as Adelaide Festival Centre staff vote in favour of new wage deals

The curtain has come down on enterprise bargaining negotiations with Adelaide Festival Centre staff, who have voted in favour of the Government’s new enterprise agreement offers, which deliver annual wage increases of 1.2 and 1.5 per cent. The Adelaide Festival Centre Performing Arts Centre Agreement 2020, which covers more than 220 employees from cleaners, gardeners…

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Quarter of a billion dollars in small business cash grants out the door, supporting 104,000 jobs

More than $253 million in cash grants has been paid to thousands of small businesses and not-for-profits across South Australia to help them survive and trade through COVID-19, in a sweeping economic stimulus program that Treasury analysis shows has supported more than 104,000 jobs.  Businesses have described the grants as a ‘lifeline’, providing ‘generous and…

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Millions in extra funding pumped into MFS to protect and support firefighters

The Marshall Liberal Government has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the ongoing resourcing of the SA Metropolitan Fire Service, having allocated millions in additional funding for new state-of-the-art appliances and protective equipment. In a meeting with United Firefighters’ Union of SA (UFU) Secretary Max Adlam and other union representatives today, Treasurer Rob Lucas recognised the…

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