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Opinion

Why the SA Best bubble burst: a quasi-insider's account

Political scientist Haydon Manning ceased commentary on the state election due to his close family ties to Nick Xenophon’s SA Best. However, in the first of a two-part series, he now provides a warts-and-all analysis of what went wrong in the campaign – the lack of funding and seasoned campaigners, and the strategic mistakes from the man who insisted on running the show almost single-handedly.

Politics

Fired-up Xenophon vows: “I’m not going anywhere”

A defiant Nick Xenophon has declared his opponents “have another thing coming” if they expect him to bow out of politics in the event he loses his bid for state parliament – but vows he “wouldn’t accept under any circumstances” an offer to parachute him into the Upper House.