A new book by a controversial former Bannon Government minister has re-opened old Labor Party wounds – and reignited debate about the administration’s legacy, writes Tom Richardson.
In a week in which its public focus has been on talking up local jobs, the State Government is under fire for outsourcing lucrative contracts to interstate and overseas firms, with a prominent architect lamenting the “cultural cringe” that is leaving South Australian firms on the outer.
The State Opposition has ridiculed a cost-saving spruiked by Labor for second-hand trams as “spin”, arguing the cost of adapting the French-made streetcars for use in Adelaide means taxpayers will end up paying just as much as they would have for new vehicles.
Adelaide's bus fleet is set for a makeover, with 400 new buses to be integrated into the public transport network over the next decade, at a cost of $300 million – and “as many as possible” to be built locally.
Business SA has vowed to continue the nuclear waste dump fight after the next election, with boss Nigel McBride slamming the state’s politicians for killing off the debate because of populist politics.
Bryce Gibbs is finally a Crow, more than a decade after Adelaide missed out on signing the former No.1 draft pick as a father-son selection and a year after the club failed to land the star midfielder in an aborted trade with Carlton.