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Nick Xenophon getting into the AFL spirit - although the photo was posted to his Facebook account on April Fool's Day, so perhaps the joke's on us?
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Questions for Mr X – but not many | Libs dig in on Sturt

In today’s Notes On Adelaide, with polling day looming the campaign pitches are getting… weirder – with one prominent South Australian hopeful flat out just trying to explain how to vote for him; while the Libs turn their focus from Boothby to Sturt.

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Speirs’ shock ‘conflict’ admission as former A-G warns of ‘terrible precedent’

Opposition Leader David Speirs concedes he believed there was a potential perceived conflict of interest around Vickie Chapman’s decision to veto a major Kangaroo Island timber port, before an Ombudsman’s report ruled otherwise – in a decision that a former Attorney-General today warned would have “far-reaching adverse implications for integrity in government”.

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No more factional dynasties, vows Lib leadership aspirant Speirs

Former Environment Minister David Speirs says he wants to jettison the “factional dynasties” and “wealthy pastoralists” that have run the SA Liberal Party, insisting he can lead the divided Opposition to victory in four years’ time – and aligning himself with “the Right of the Labor Party” on social issues.

Nick Reade (centre) has been sacked by the incoming Government along with Leonie Muldoon, Tony Braxton-Smith and Chris McGowan.
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Top bureaucrats axed in Labor's public service shake-up

The state’s most senior bureaucrat headlines a list of high-profile departures as the new Labor Government today set about on a major public service shake-up that will see new leadership in key portfolios, including Health, Transport, Education, Treasury and the Premier’s Department.

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Gasworks site on agenda as Crows meet with Govt

The Adelaide Football Club will meet with the State Government in coming days, after Labor leader Peter Malinauskas vowed to review the criteria under which the Crows were denied the chance to develop a new club headquarters on the former Brompton Gasworks site.

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Rex savages Mr X over China links as senate contest escalates

UPDATED | The SA senator who replaced Nick Xenophon – and is now running against him to retain his seat – has launched an extraordinary attack on his former boss, using parliamentary privilege to slam the lawyer for representing Chinese tech giant Huawei and likening it to doing PR for German arms manufacturers under the Nazi regime.

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Marshall set for backbench, won't force by-election

EXCLUSIVE | Former Premier Steven Marshall says he won’t accept a frontbench role in Opposition but insists he will serve out his four-year term after narrowly holding his seat of Dunstan, as one of his senior colleagues rules himself out of the race to replace him as Liberal leader.