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SA's top 100 businesses: a sneak peak at the data

The South Australian Business Index – an independent ranking of the state’s top 100 companies – will be announced next week, but here’s an early look at the data which contains some  bright spots and one particular area of concern.

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Debt and taxes help Lucas protect his modesty

South Australians will pay more than $100 million in new land tax fees over the next four years among a raft of new revenue measures as Treasurer Rob Lucas embraces debt to safeguard what he calls a “modest” budget surplus against “a defined set of challenges”.


City homelessness soars since 2001

A shortage of affordable rental housing and weak labour markets have led to rising numbers of homeless in big Australian cities, says Sharon Parkinson, Deb Batterham and Margaret Reynolds.


The secret history of News Corp

The News Corp media empire began as a means to disseminate propaganda on behalf of its industrialist owners, and not much has changed, argues Sally Young.