Premier Steven Marshall has pledged new roles for “any or all” of the 350 Naval Group workers in South Australia whose jobs have been thrown into doubt by yesterday’s “major pivot” on Australia’s submarine contract, but the Government remains vague on whether a local employment component can now be safeguarded.
South Australia will be the hub of a new world order in international defence, with a nuclear-powered submarine fleet to be built here and the existing Collins Class fleet to be serviced at Osborne – but the dramatic developments have created uncertainty for hundreds of local workers and sparked claims the state will have a “target on its back”.
EXCLUSIVE | First-term Liberal MP Dan Cregan has backflipped on his shock decision to quit parliament, as Premier Steven Marshall insists there has been no return of the factional wars that bedevilled the party in recent decades.
Local Liberals have urged maverick Marshall Government backbencher Nick McBride not to jettison the party amid claims other “unhappy” MPs are considering their own future, as tensions over border closures reach boiling point.
First of all, I would like to issue a sincere apology to the Port Adelaide Football Club.
Liberal divisions have exploded with the head of the party’s Waite branch declaring “many members” are set to resign and back incumbent Sam Duluk’s independent bid – as InDaily can reveal the MP met with Treasurer Rob Lucas before announcing his decision yesterday.
A former high-flying bureaucrat says she feels like “damaged goods” and has been “let down by the system” after a three-year legal battle defending a failed charge of falsely claiming just $1032.