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City councillor sets sights on state parliament

UPDATED | City councillor and former senator Robert Simms has confirmed his intent to stand for state parliament, seeking the Greens’ nomination to replace Mark Parnell – but the retiring veteran’s longtime staffer has also entered the succession race.

A young spectator before Saturday's Showdown at Adelaide Oval. Photo: David Mariuz / AAP
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"Not remotely viable": Govt-owned event manager warns on profits, jobs

Saturday’s AFL Showdown at Adelaide Oval “would have lost tens of thousands of dollars” if not for the Commonwealth JobKeeper subsidy, according to the Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, which says it would be “unviable and irresponsible” for it to stage similar events – a decision it concedes will cost event staff jobs.

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Knoll faces Liberal party-room revolt on bus cuts

UPDATED | The Liberal party-room is approaching civil war over Transport Minister Stephan Knoll’s plan to scrap hundreds of bus stops and overhaul many routes – as it emerged the vast majority of weekend after-midnight services are set to be axed.

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SA throws borders open to WA, NT and Tasmanian arrivals

UPDATED | South Australia will open its borders to arrivals from Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory from midnight – but none of those jurisdictions are reciprocating – while coronavirus restrictions will be further relaxed on public gatherings and some fitness classes after a meeting of state authorities this morning.

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EXCLUSIVE | South Australia’s state of emergency declaration will be extended for at least a further month, InDaily can reveal – prompting a backlash from one of the state’s most prominent business figures, who says the Marshall Government needs to take control of reopening the economy.

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Labor urges electoral shakeup to avoid SA Lib gerrymander

SA Labor has proposed scrapping a regional seat to address “a structural imbalance in favour of the Liberal Party”, which it argues handed the Marshall Government a bigger election advantage “than was intended or predicted” – as both major parties make their pitch for pole position at the 2022 poll.

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Sanders drops out of Democrat presidential race

US Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November’s election.