The State Government is locked in a legal dispute with the facility manager of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, which today revealed it is facing losses of more than $90 million over the life of its current contract.
Local Government Minister Stephan Knoll says he’ll forge ahead with pushing contentious rate-capping legislation through state parliament, regardless of the outcomes of November’s local government elections that he declared a “referendum” on the issue.
UPDATED | The wife of Henry Keogh has slammed “political point-scoring” over his taxpayer-funded $2.57 million payout, as South Australia’s police commissioner today told a parliamentary inquiry it would be an “understatement” to describe him as a person of interest in the case of his fiancé Anna Jane Cheney’s death.
A major public service shake-up should be carried out over three terms of Liberal rule rather than with an immediate “big bang”, the Marshall Government has been told.
Sure, Adelaide’s season is so shot that even Don Pyke is finally conceding the finals, but your Fumbles correspondent is unusually upbeat. After all, we can finally talk about ‘that time McGovern kicked a goal against Port to hit the front in the last minute’ – without cringing.
A Liberal member who advocates selling off the “anti-Australian” ABC and was rejected as a state election candidate for calling on Malcolm Turnbull to resign could be elected to one of the South Australian party’s most senior positions at its annual general meeting tomorrow.
The Local Government Association says it will lobby “every Labor member of parliament” to oppose the Marshall Government’s rate-capping legislation after today resolving to formalise its opposition to the policy.