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Tom Richardson

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A former SA Journalist Of The Year winner, Tom has more than a decade’s experience covering politics – amongst other things – for Channel 9, The Australian and The Advertiser. He joins InDaily as a full-time reporter having been a long-time contributor to its opinion pages.

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David Ridgway has been spruiking China investment, but his department is restructuring the team that oversees engagement with the region. Photo: Facebook

Bureaucratic bloodbath as Govt guts trade agency

EXCLUSIVE | At least half a dozen senior executives could be out the door amid deep cuts and a structural shakeup at the State Government agency that sells South Australia to the world, in what looms as the biggest public service cull since the state election.


Mining reform in a hole as minister digs in on veto

Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan has dug in over his opposition to giving landholders a right of veto over exploration companies, telling an industry conference he takes “absolutely full responsibility” for the Marshall Government’s mining reforms falling into indefinite limbo.


Mining Bill impasse as department 'overrules minister'

The Marshall Government appears all-but back to square one on its controversial Mineral Resources legislation, with the state bureaucracy understood to have overruled a compromise brokered by Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan to win assent from a group of rebel backbenchers who last year crossed the floor to defer the Bill.