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Lucas defiant after massive budget hit

UPDATED | Treasurer Rob Lucas insists he will still be able to deliver “a modest surplus” in his next budget, despite conceding a dramatic $577 million write-down in Commonwealth GST revenues over the next four years which will send him scrambling for savings.

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Analysis

The high cost of SA's low-risk society

South Australia has created a low-risk environment that relies on government intervention to protect us from change, writes Richard Blandy, who argues that we must accept more uncertainty if we are to recapture our capacity for competitive growth.