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Biden casts ballot as early voters turn out in force

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill have cast early ballots in their home state of Delaware, joining 74 million others who have already voted as analysts cast doubt on whether a result will be known until days after the November 3 election.

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Labor’s democratic experiment blows up

The state ALP’s new rank and file preselection ballot process has exploded in controversy, with the process under a legal cloud after party officials determined to downplay the influence of ordinary party members – and leader Peter Malinauskas conceding he is powerless to intervene.

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman wants to investigate the prevalence of harassment within SA's legal profession. Photo: Roy Vandervegt/AAP
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Govt backs harassment inquiry into legal profession, but Parliament House off limits

The State Government has backed a call for an independent investigation into workplace harassment within South Australia’s legal profession – despite stalling the approval of and highlighting the expense of a similar inquiry into potentially inappropriate behaviour at Parliament House.

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A former Transport Department official who was fined $5000 after a four-year legal saga sparked by an ICAC investigation has written to the Marshall Government demanding an independent review of his case and stronger oversight of the state’s anti-corruption watchdog.

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Former bureaucrat's plea: 'ICAC needs stronger independent oversight'

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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.

Simon Birmingham with Premier Stephen Marshall (left). Photo: AAP/David Mariuz
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Birmingham declares war on "pathetic factional cronies" as stoush over Liberal gathering explodes

EXCLUSIVE | South Australia’s most senior federal Liberal has dropped a bomb on his party’s “factional cronies”, accusing them of “pathetically and shamefully” exploiting the Coronavirus pandemic to “undermine democracy within our party” – while defending a controversial meeting of hundreds of Liberal members that has suddenly become the epicentre of the SA party’s internal war.

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Richardson: The one minister Marshall can’t let go

Steven Marshall now has arguably one of the least experienced cabinets in state history and will go to the next election in the midst of an economic crisis with a promise to hand the state’s finances over to an untested Treasurer – unless Rob Lucas rethinks his retirement plans.