SA COVID-19 lockdown: Marshall says public exercise ban will be first to go

Original article by Andrew Hough, Matt Smith, Claire Bickers
The Advertiser – Page: Online : 20-Nov-20

South Australia recorded no new COVID-19 cases on 10 November, and the number of cases in the Parafield cluster has fallen to 22 after a close contact of a hotel security guard tested negative. However, health authorities are investigating 17 suspected cases that are linked to the cluster, while another 3,200 close and secondary contacts are in quarantine. Premier Steven Marshall has signalled that the unpopular ban on exercising in public places may be the first restriction to be eased, potentially before the six-day lockdown ends. There are 34 active COVID-19 cases across the state.

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Marshall vows to rev up business with reforms

Original article by Simon Evans
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 6 : 19-Mar-18

The Liberal Party has secured power in South Australia, with Premier-elect Steven Marshall ending 16 years of Labor rule. Marshall maintained his commitment to scrapping any specific renewable energy targets, while he noted that his plans to deregulate shop trading hours, reduce public service costs, cut payroll tax and cap local government rates will all help to revive the state economy. Outgoing Premier Jay Weatherill said he will step down as Labor leader.

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Independents licking their lips at chance to play kingmaker

Original article by Luke Griffiths
The Australian – Page: 8 : 15-Mar-18

There is growing speculation that the South Australian election on 17 March could result in another hung parliament. Labor was able to form government in 2014 with the support of independent MP Geoff Brock. He could potentially decide the next state government, along with fellow independent Troy Bell, if neither of the major political parties gain a majority in the lower house. Brock and Bell say they would be open to an alliance in the event of a hung parliament, but add that they have not held any formal discussions.

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Weatherill shift on nuke dump

Original article by Michael Owen
The Australian – Page: 6 : 30-Jan-18

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has threatened High Court action against the federal government if it tries to set up a nuclear waste dump in the state. This is despite Weatherill having put forward a proposal to import nuclear waste in 2017, only to later back down on the idea. Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan notes that three SA landowners have put forward their properties as possible sites for a waste dump, and that the communities near the properties are broadly supportive of the idea.

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Investor sells out as fear of bank tax grows

Original article by Andrew White, Michael Owen
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 31-Oct-17

Jupiter Fund Management’s Asian Fund has sold down some of its Australian financial services investments, in part due to concern about South Australia’s proposed bank tax. If the tax is imposed, it has been estimated that it will cost the big four banks and Macquarie $A417 million over four years. The tax is due to be considered by South Australia’s upper house during the week ending 3 November, with the government needing the support of cross-bench MPs to get the tax approved.

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ANZ to take lead in state levy fight

Original article by Michael Roddan
The Australian – Page: 21 : 29-Jun-17

ANZ Bank CEO Shayne Elliott says the South Australian Government’s bank levy is "unfair", as it will apply to bank customers in other states. He warns that the will adversely affect the state’s economy, when the government should be pursuing policies that encourage investment in SA. Elliott held talks with Premier Jay Weatherill and Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis on 28 June. Elliott also says the Federal Government’s bank levy is "wrong".

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Xenophon’s revolt over SA bank tax

Original article by Simon Evans, James Frost
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 6 : 27-Jun-17

The Australian Bankers’ Association has indicated that all of its member banks oppose the South Australian Government’s bank levy. They intend to campaign against the tax by targeting marginal seats. Meanwhile, Senator Nick Xenophon says the levy could deter investment in SA at a time when action is needed to bolster the state’s economy. Xenophon and federal Treasurer Scott Morrison argue that there is no need to impose a state levy on banks, noting that the federal levy reflects the Australian Government’s implicit guarantee on bank deposits.

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SA eyes windfall from land title registry sale

Original article by Simon Evans
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 22-Jun-17

The South Australian Government is tipped to raise about $A500m from the privatisation of its land titles office. The final bidders are said to include Hastings Funds Management and First State Super, which paid $A2.6bn for the New South Wales land titles office earlier in 2017. Meanwhile, SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis says he will deliver a traditional Labor Budget on 22 June. Measures will include investment in infrastructure, further small business payroll tax discounts and an increase in the Job Accelerator Grant.

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Let the states control schools and childcare

Original article by Laura Tingle
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 4 : 9-Jul-15

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has called for sweeping changes to federal-state relations at the upcoming leaders’ retreat. He says full responsibility for primary and secondary school education – as well as childcare, which is federally funded – should be transferred to state and territory governments. Weatherill also argues that vocational and tertiary education should be solely the responsibility of the federal government.

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Royal Adelaide to give birth to high school

Original article by Michael Bleby
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 38 : 16-Jul-14

The South Australian Government will shortly commence a tender process for the redevelopment of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site. The Government proposes to build a high school on part of the site, and while the existing hospital buildings will be demolished, there have been suggestions that the seven-storey east wing be retained and used by the school. Future uses for 85 per cent of the site have yet to be determined

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