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Libs get in line as safe seats fall vacant

Premier Steven Marshall’s most senior media adviser, a former Northern Territory politician and the immediate past president of the Local Government Association are among a glut of hopefuls vying for Liberal preselection after the party closed nominations in four winnable seats.

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    Greens unveil new candidate and balance of power hopes

    The South Australian Greens are hopeful of becoming the state’s “third political force” and holding the balance of power in the Upper House, after electing a young environmental campaigner as their number two Legislative Council candidate for next year’s state election.

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    Democrats take senate majority with Georgia victories

    As dramatic scenes played out in the US Capitol, Democrats have won both Georgia Senate seats – and with them, the US Senate majority – serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his last days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s progressive agenda.

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Marshall calls on WA to re-open borders

Premier Steven Marshall has called on his Western Australian counterpart to open his state’s borders to South Australians amid a skirmish over Mark McGowan’s no-show for tomorrow’s national cabinet meeting in Canberra.

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Bank boss to become SA's top bureaucrat as Marshall's man departs

The head of Bank SA, Nick Reade, will become the state’s most powerful bureaucrat when he takes the reins at the Department of Premier and Cabinet, with Steven Marshall’s hand-picked CEO Jim McDowell set to return to his “natural habitat” in the private sector – after being effectively headhunted by the Government’s own Chief Entrepreneur.

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SA Labor’s flirtation with democracy

For a low-key contest to decide four relatively low-profile parliamentary appointments, Labor’s internal Legislative Council ballot is generating a level of electioneering generally reserved for state election campaigns.