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The Westpac building, in which the SA Government leases nine floors - almost a third of which are now vacant. Photo: Nat Rogers / InDaily

Robbing Peter to pay Port: Govt leaves prime city space vacant

EXCLUSIVE | Almost three floors of government-leased office space in the city’s tallest building have been left vacant since June – at taxpayers’ expense – after Premier’s Department staff were forced to shift to much-touted new digs in Port Adelaide, InDaily can reveal.


Labor seeks parachute for powerbroker as seat abolished

UPDATED | Labor powerbroker Mark Butler appears set to parachute into his left-faction colleague Steve Georganas’s federal seat of Hindmarsh after the Australian Electoral Commission today confirmed plans to abolish his safe seat of Port Adelaide, in a move that will spark an intense game of musical chairs within the ALP.


Xenophon coy on mayor's Port bid

Port Adelaide mayor Gary Johanson is firming as a prospective SA Best candidate in Education Minister Susan Close’s seat, with Nick Xenophon declaring it “too early to say” whether the serial independent challenger would carry the flag for his fledgling party at the March state election.