Setting objectives, defining strategies and adhering to ‘KPIs’ are the new norm in the SA Liberal Party, according to leader Steven Marshall, who insists he has instilled a private-enterprise approach in the perpetually underperforming party.
South Australia’s political bureaucracies have a busy few months ahead, facing the looming loss of a federal seat while contesting a crucial state election. But, as in all party games, the trick will be in finding a way to navigate through the chaos, writes Tom Richardson.
Far from being the last nail in the Weatherill Government’s electoral coffin, the power crisis has perversely breathed new life into Labor’s re-election hopes, writes Tom Richardson. It is turning its own failures on energy security into a single-issue platform on which to campaign.
Merely winning the next election may not be enough for a state Liberal Party poised on the cusp of factional civil war, writes Tom Richardson. To ensure stability – and longevity – Steven Marshall must ensure he is able to govern in his own right.