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Scott McLaughlin celebrates his win at the Superloop Adelaide 500. Plenty of others also enjoying that winning feeling at the Government's suite. Photo: AAP/David Mariuz
Notes on Adelaide

Revving up the Adelaide 500 state suite

In today’s Notes on Adelaide, the Marshall Government tunes up its corporate entertaining at the V8 race, the sting in the tale of the DPP’s statement on Vickie Chapman, and the strange reality behind the latest Adelaide Oval hotel politicking.


Stadium wars: new city venue "inevitable" as talks step up

The operator of the government-owned Entertainment Centre and Coopers Stadium will meet with Infrastructure SA tomorrow to discuss “future infrastructure needs” as it progresses plans to build a major new city arena over the Adelaide railyards – which would prompt the sell-off of its existing assets.

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Liberal insiders say veteran moderate powerbroker Christopher Pyne must clarify his future within days, amid “white hot” speculation he will not recontest his safe South Australian seat of Sturt at the looming federal election.

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Labor maintains lead over Coalition: Newspoll

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says ramping up his attack on the Opposition’s approach to border protection was never about winning votes, as a new poll shows Labor would win an election if it were held today.


ICAC at odds with both parties on open hearings

Anti-corruption commissioner Bruce Lander will make a last-ditch bid to persuade parliament not to pass a Bill allowing public maladministration hearings, with both the Government and Opposition seeking changes he argues will make the legislation unworkable.