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New Speaker prompts uproar, Govt divided in parliament's day of drama

UPDATED | State parliament is in the midst of one its most tumultuous days in recent memory, with the Marshall Government threatening to ban one of its own members amid ongoing disunity and the newly-installed Speaker unleashing an extraordinary opening speech accusing the State Opposition of potential contempt of parliament and “unlawful interference” in an ICAC investigation.

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A number of state MPs are being investigated for potential “criminal conduct”, outgoing anti-corruption commissioner Bruce Lander has revealed in an explosive farewell interview.

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REVEALED: State MPs under “criminal investigation”

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No change to tough SA-Vic border control: Marshall

Premier Steven Marshall says he hopes to lift a controversial restriction on the movement of cross-border communities “very soon”, but no changes will be made currently to the controls which have prompted outcry from border communities and prompted regional MPs to demand a more collaborative approach between South Australia and Victoria.

Stephan Knoll in Parliament today. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily
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Knoll to repay $30k in entitlements as country claims scandal deepens

Transport Minister Stephan Knoll and Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone will pay back tens of thousands of dollars in parliamentary allowances as the controversy around travel claims for country-based MPs broadened dramatically today, with the release of documents revealing what Premier Steven Marshall called “administrative errors” by several parliamentarians.

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Adelaide deputy mayor's Liberal power-play

Adelaide’s Deputy Lord Mayor Alexander Hyde is making a Liberal power-play, nominating to run for the party’s vice-presidency and a seat on its influential state executive – while prominent lawyer Morry Bailes appears to have abandoned his expected bid for the presidency.