The South Australian Liberals have descended into preselection turmoil, with a retiring veteran threatening to run as an independent if the party “plays games” in his seat, and the son of a former premier defying colleagues to stand against star candidate Matt Cowdrey.
Nick Xenophon has named Labor seats Mawson and Giles as targets for his fledgling party at the March 2018 state election.
Controversial former Director of Public Prosecutions Stephen Pallaras has made his clearest statement of intent so far over his future parliamentary ambitions, conceding he had spoken to people from “across the political spectrum” about running in 2018 – an election he declared “a no-confidence motion on this band of bungling and substandard seat-warmers”.
Lyn Such is determined to step up her one-woman campaign against what she says is a dearth of palliative care services in the south under Transforming Health. But the widow of former veteran Independent MP Bob Such says she hasn’t turned her mind to whether she will have a tilt at his old seat.
UPDATED: The Crows’ 2017 campaign has started on a high with star small forward Eddie Betts inking a new three-year deal.
UPDATED: Former Liberal leader Isobel Redmond has ended speculation about her future – and potentially helped open the door for the Nick Xenophon Team in her hills seat of Heysen – by announcing her retirement from state politics.
He’s not about to join the Labor Party’s Supreme Court challenge, but the final report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission has been something of an inconvenience for Unley Mayor – and aspiring Liberal candidate – Lachlan Clyne.