The Marshall Government spent more than $200 million on public service redundancies in just two years – but has still presided over an increase in overall public sector numbers.
Attorney-General Vickie Chapman has appointed her own Chief of Staff – a former NT Liberal politician – as the state’s new Equal Opportunity Commissioner, sparking criticism of a “political appointment”.
A regional hospital operated for two days over Easter “without a single doctor”, with the nurses union declaring the situation “a new low for healthcare in this state”.
A former federal hopeful and a current senate candidate will face off for Liberal preselection in the marginal SA seat of Boothby – but they could both face strong competition from a political cleanskin who is expected to garner the backing of the party’s Right faction.
A rare midweek Fumbles to celebrate an event two years in the making. That magical confluence of results – an Adelaide win, and a Port loss. And if that wasn’t enough, Brad Crouch’s St Kilda debut went arse-up. All of which is nearly enough to have your Fumbles correspondent believing in miracles.
The husband of former state Labor MP Annabel Digance has been accused of taunting her electoral opponent Carolyn Habib, allegedly telling her ‘we are going to break you again’ – four years after the ALP distributed a widely-condemned leaflet attacking the Liberal candidate.