Scandal, missteps and oddly-timed leaks have taken the shine off Steven Marshall’s generally statesmanlike start to 2020. But, as Tom Richardson writes, there may be a political consolation from the Premier’s recent woes.
A new year, and a new Notes On Adelaide – with plenty to unpack about David Ridgway and his mysterious disappearing department, and Christopher Pyne’s singular ability to mix business with business.
South Australia’s fatal bushfires could be scrutinised by a parliamentary inquiry, with crossbench calls to establish a wide-ranging review.
Legislative Council president Andrew McLachlan is set to exit state parliament whether or not he snares party support for a vacant Liberal senate seat, declaring he is “unlikely” to seek a second term if his gambit is unsuccessful.
No detail has been provided about an independent inquiry into the actions of embattled Liberal MP Sam Duluk at a parliamentary Christmas party, despite Speaker Vincent Tarzia declaring the appointment of an impartial investigator a “priority” two days ago.
EXCLUSIVE | Embattled Liberal MP Sam Duluk has resigned from all parliamentary committee roles and will seek counselling over his alcohol use, breaking his silence about “an error of judgment… which was unacceptable on any view” after a crossbencher called for new sanctions against him amid fresh allegations about his behaviour at a Parliament House Christmas party.