Nyrstar Port Pirie creates new jobs as Government negotiates full repayment of $291m taxpayer-guaranteed loan

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced it has successfully secured the agreement of Trafigura Group Pte Ltd, the new majority owner of the Port Pirie lead smelter, to repay the entire remaining $262.1m owed under the $291.1m SA taxpayer-guaranteed loan. It comes as the company advises it’s expanding its Port Pirie workforce, creating an additional…

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The Marshall Liberal Government has announced it has successfully secured the agreement of Trafigura Group Pte Ltd, the new majority owner of the Port Pirie lead smelter, to repay the entire remaining $262.1m owed under the $291.1m SA taxpayer-guaranteed

Mr President, I would like to update the house on the current status of the financing arrangement for Nyrstar’s redevelopment project of its smelter in Port Pirie. The Marshall Liberal Government has successfully secured the agreement of Trafigura Group, the new majority owner of the Port Pirie lead smelter, to repay the remaining $262.125 million…

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Deck the Mall and ’Burbs with boughs of holly as Christmas extended shop trading hours announced

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced it has approved Boxing Day retail trade in the suburbs again this year, following the “roaring success’’ of historic post- Christmas sales across Adelaide in 2018. More than 130,000 people flocked to suburban retailers on Boxing Day last year, in addition to the CBD, with retail sales in the suburbs almost trebling (an increase…

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South Australians to paint the town red as ‘Black Friday’ shop trading extension granted for first time in city, suburbs

In a South Australian first, retailers across the Adelaide CBD and suburbs will be given the opportunity to trade until midnight on Friday, November 29 to capitalise on the burgeoning popularity of ‘Black Friday’ sales. Treasurer Rob Lucas has granted the Ministerial exemption under section 5 of the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 in response to strong demand from consumers…

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Sad sacks: Grinch union bosses of AEU steal Christmas from children and working families

Union boss grinches within the Australian Education Union have forced an Adelaide primary school to reschedule its popular twilight end-of-year Christmas concert to the middle of a working day, denying many working parents and grandparents the opportunity to watch their children perform. The “outrageous, mean-spirited” action is part of state-wide work-to-rule bans being encouraged by the union bosses as part of…

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Government response to Coroner’s recommendation

In the interests of transparency and accountability, I would like to update the house on the government’s response to the State Coroner’s Finding of 1 November 2018, following the Inquest into the death of Mr Castillo-Riffo. Mr Castillo-Riffo was fatally injured whilst performing patching work from an elevating work platform, or EWP, at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital construction site…

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Government’s Land Tax Bill introduced into State Parliament

The Marshall Liberal Government has introduced into State Parliament its Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019, to deliver a fairer, more equitable tax system in SA, drive increased business investment and save South Australians $70 million in land tax over three years. Treasurer Rob Lucas said the Bill confirmed the Government’s major policy intentions of reducing the overall amount of land…

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SA ‘surfing strongest lift in willingness to work’ Australia has seen in years: Deloitte report

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed the latest Deloitte Access Business Outlook which paints a positive picture of South Australia’s economy, underpinned by strong export and commercial construction sectors and buoyed by near-record jobs growth as well as a massive surge in the number of people willing to work. In fact, the national report – released today – says SA…

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Adelaide’s ‘rising’ housing market outperforming other capitals: national valuer

Adelaide’s residential property market is a rising star and outperforming all other mainland capital cities – including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – in terms of stability, according to independent analysis by national valuer Herron Todd White (HTW). The HTW national property clock for October, which rates markets based on sales activity and growth, shows Adelaide’s market is rising towards the…

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