Premier Steven Marshall has stonewalled questions about the management of the state’s urban development agency Renewal SA, refusing to confirm the identity of an executive who has suddenly gone on leave or explain the absence of chief executive John Hanlon.
Alexander Downer’s recent disastrous forays into public life should prompt a sober rethink of the concerted efforts to install him as leader of the SA Liberal Party, writes Tom Richardson.
Former Liberal leader Alexander Downer appears to have doubled down on his criticism of voters at the Mayo by-election, penning a column in which he blames the Australian public for 10 years of political turmoil.
Premier Steven Marshall says his Liberal Government has no “ideological problem” with the state’s public service, but argues it hasn’t been “particularly well-led”.
Treasurer Rob Lucas has thrown Labor a curveball on day one of budget estimates hearings, revealing an independent audit of the state’s largest health network predicts a budget blowout of more than $300 million in the current financial year – but he is refusing to release the report.
Parliamentary Speaker Vincent Tarzia says he is “quite willing to have a cordial relationship with the media” but has defended his move yesterday to evict camera crews from Question Time.