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Steven Marshall has established the principles on which Liberal policy-making will be based. Photo: Nat Rogers, InDaily.
Opinion

Off the Bench: Why good policy must be based on principle

In our opinion series Off the Bench, two of South Australia’s brightest backbench MPs – one Labor, one Liberal – trade arguments on key issues. Today, Liberal MP Stephan Knoll responds to criticism by Labor MP Chris Picton about the Opposition’s policy record, arguing that policy-making is most effective when backed by solid principles.

Opinion

Off the Bench: Good governments needs good opposition

In our opinion series Off the Bench, two of South Australia’s brightest backbench MPs – one Labor, one Liberal – trade arguments on key issues. Today, Labor MP Chris Picton argues good government in SA needs the Liberal Opposition to present more positive ideas for the state. Liberal Stephan Knoll will respond tomorrow.

Opinion

Off the Bench: Cutting through the budgetary bulldust

In our opinion series Off the Bench, two of South Australia’s brightest backbench MPs – one Labor, one Liberal – trade arguments on key issues. Today, Labor MP Chris Picton responds to Liberal MP Stephan Knoll’s argument that the state doesn’t need more tax income.