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Leon Bignell will spend more time in Mawson. Photo: Kelly Barnes / AAP
Politics

LABOR SHAKE-UP: Bignell leads exodus as new faces mark Malinauskas era

EXCLUSIVE | Recently returned former minister Leon Bignell will take a back seat as Labor unveils a very new-look Opposition next week, with a host of veterans – including current Deputy Leader John Rau and former minister Ian Hunter – vacating the frontbench and two first-term MPs and a former minister set for elevation, InDaily understands.

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.