Sentencing reform for pedophiles, longer opening hours for police stations and more officers on the proverbial beat… law and order must be back in political vogue.
For decades Stan Evans has been the conservative patriarch of the Adelaide Hills – his imprimatur on successive Liberal preselection contests – but his storied and controversial political career appears to have ended not with a bang but a whimper after he failed to gain a seat on the local council.
Ousted mayor Sam Johnson says he now regrets his failed “Contiki tour” foray into state politics under Nick Xenophon’s SA Best banner – which he blames for his shock loss in the weekend’s local government elections.
In today’s Notes On Adelaide, a pair of viral – and very South Australian – ad campaigns… and their surprisingly un-South Australian origins.
The apparent inevitability of federal defeat for his Liberal colleagues could be the best thing to happen to Steven Marshall, writes Tom Richardson.
Treasurer Rob Lucas says he doesn’t owe the retail workers’ union an apology despite claiming it failed to lodge a submission to his stakeholder consultation on Christmas trading hours – before later discovering the submission in an email junk folder.
Disclosure requirements for lobbyists in South Australia could be tightened, with the Premier open to reviewing current laws after Opposition calls for greater transparency.