The Marshall Government has backed down on a budget savings measure to “implement cost recovery for merchant fees” that would have seen South Australians slugged hidden charges at Service SA centres across the state.
Labor leader Peter Malinauskas has committed to re-open three Service SA centres earmarked for closure in the Marshall Government’s first budget, in a by-election pitch aimed at shoring up by-election support in Enfield and drawing a political battleline on government spending.
UPDATED | Murray Darling Basin Royal Commissioner Bret Walker has expressed concerns about the Marshall Government’s plans for his final report when he delivers it within days, as he forecasts a scathing assessment of “many governmental decisions and processes”.
A crowded field of candidates will seek to wrest the inner-northern seat of Enfield from Labor’s grasp at next month’s by-election, with another independent set to enter the fray.
Three Supreme Court judges have been seconded from Victoria to help resolve a legal stoush over advice from SA’s now-Chief Justice, Chris Kourakis, that was used to keep Henry Keogh in jail for a further eight years.
SPECIAL REPORT | He runs one of SA Labor’s ruling factions and orchestrated the rise of the state’s last premier, but mention David Gray’s name and most South Australians would assume you’re talking about an English troubadour or retired TV comedian. So is Labor’s most reclusive powerbroker a ‘faceless man’? “That’s not for me to say,” he tells Tom Richardson.