The State Government is hailing the approval today of Australia’s largest undeveloped copper project – the $916 million Carrapateena mine development – as a “vote of confidence in the South Australian economy”.
Building developments of up to four storeys will be allowed along three major roads in Kilburn and Blair Athol amid a raft of initiatives Planning Minister John Rau says will revitalize the area.
Outspoken former Treasurer Kevin Foley has unleashed a social media tirade against opponents of the Weatherill Government’s bank tax, declaring former Queensland Premier turned Bankers Association boss Anna Bligh “destroyed” her state’s Labor Party, and calling Business SA an ineffectual “squawk box” whose members should abandon it.
Labor has come out swinging after Troy Bell’s court appearance this morning as it seeks to intensify pressure on Liberal leader Steven Marshall, with Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis declaring the Mount Gambier MP’s continued presence in parliament is “untenable”.
The State Labor Party has criticised Nick Xenophon for perpetrating “one of the biggest spin jobs” over his citizenship mea culpa, after the SA senator blamed political opponents for “exhuming” his status as a British citizen.
Having spent the entire season being despondent despite Adelaide's sparkling form, our Fumbles correspondent is today perversely upbeat about the weekend's loss to Sydney. For now, at least.