Adelaide | It’s getting nasty: Premier Jay Weatherill and Opposition Leader Steven Marshall called each other fakes in a radio interview today as Holden became the central pre-election issue.
Holden’s future looks shaky after weekend reports emerged that Holden had decided to announce the closure of its Australian operations – a decision then reportedly changed at the last minute.
Holden’s local management, however, denies any decision has been made.
Weatherill claimed on FIVEaa the Liberal Party had created a hostile environment in its dealings with the auto manufacturer.
He later went head-to-head with Liberal leader Steven Marshall in the ABC Radio studios at Collinswood where the gloves came off.
“That’s a pathetic excuse for a divided Liberal Party, Full Story »
Ashes | Australia needed only 11.4 overs on the final day of the second Test to take England’s remaining four wickets and claim a two-nil lead in the Ashes series.
Resuming on 6-247 chasing 531 to win, England were bowled out for 312 under overcast skies at Adelaide Oval.
Paceman Peter Siddle led Australia’s second innings attack with 4-57 and Ryan Harris took 3-54.
England must now lick their wounds ahead of a quick turnaround for the third Test on a bouncy WACA pitch in Perth starting on Friday.
In a promising sign for England, wicketkeeper/batsman Matt Prior recovered from his double failure in the first Test, completing a fine knock of 69 on Monday, including 12 fours off 102 balls.
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Adelaide | The first finding of the State Government’s planning review is that everybody is unhappy with the planning system – communities, councils, developers and government.
The review, led by Brian Hayes QC, will put out an options paper containing suggested changes to the system in May. This morning it released a report surveying all the feedback it had received via state-wide public workshops – and it seems every stakeholder wants change.
Local communities, councils and the Government are all dissatisfied with the way public consultation on planning and development issues works.
Communities feel they were only asked for their opinion on a policy or nearby development after a Government had made up its mind, or not asked at all.
“The complexity of the material provides little Full Story »
Adelaide | While the State Government pursues its “Vibrant Adelaide” agenda, the opal-mining town of Coober Pedy is quickly losing its vibrancy under the weight of spiralling power prices, local business leaders say.
The Government’s decision to raise power prices by between 50 per cent and 150 per cent for most businesses in 13 remote northern communities has crippled the local economy and has already led to many lost jobs, local businesses claim.
As at least one major business owner plans more sackings before Christmas, Coober Pedy businesses are preparing to make power prices an issue in the March state election.
The Government has declined to pursue a KPMG report suggesting that the communities be connected to the grid at a cost of about $50 million.
The Government said the subsi Full Story »