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Taxpayers could be exposed as interconnector finances savaged

The $2.4 billion SA-NSW interconnector spruiked by the Marshall Government as a way to slash household energy bills has hit a major snag, with a Commonwealth adjudicator declaring a bid to start charging customers before the project is built would “cost consumers money and expose them to greater risks” – and warning broader cost savings are unlikely to kick in for a decade.

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Politics

State Liberals back at work – and back at loggerheads

The state Liberal party-room has met in person for the first time since the imposition of coronavirus restrictions – and immediately resumed hostilities over the Marshall Government’s controversial mining legislation, with backbenchers slamming an attempt to “kill off” a push for an independent review.

Local

Investment risk warning over new "Olympic Dam Tax"

Uncertainty over the Marshall Government’s parked Mining Bill and an “unprecedented” new $2 million slug to companies seeking exploration licences in some of the state’s most desirable sites have prompted industry warnings that investment could be put at risk.