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McFetridge (right, with former colleague Peter Treloar) believes he is in the box seat to retain his seat. Photo: Tony Lewis / InDaily
Politics

"It’s one of the dumbest things the Liberal Party ever did..."

Nick Xenophon’s SA Best is not expected to field a candidate in the emerging key election battleground of Morphett, while a former Labor candidate says his party is unlikely to win the seat - with cashed-up independent Duncan McFetridge set to benefit at his former party’s expense.

Local

Election a "referendum on renewables", says Weatherill

Jay Weatherill has laid the groundwork for a bold re-election pitch, telling InDaily the looming state election will be “a referendum on renewable energy” - and arguing his Government’s “leadership” on battery storage has put the state “on the national and international map”.

Opinion

Richardson: Have the Libs finally grown a pair?

First they blocked the bank tax, then they forced the Premier into a budget debate. And finally, they broke parliamentary convention to refuse Jay Weatherill a pair, denying him a golden media opportunity. Was this week a turning point for the perpetually-bullied Liberals, asks Tom Richardson.

Politics

Cautious Libs polling Marty's seat

The defection of Martin Hamilton-Smith continues to haunt the state Liberals, who are spending thousands of dollars from their precious election war-chest polling his electorate of Waite amid fears the party will need more than 50 per cent of the primary vote to hold the seat.