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Packing up: Nick Xenophon clearing his Parliament House office in Canberra this month, as he prepares for a return tilt to state parliament. Photo: Mick Tsikas / AAP
Politics

Labor warns Xenophon over preference stalemate

A standoff over preferences at the March state election could prove decisive in several crucial seats, with Labor warning looming kingmaker Nick Xenophon it won’t be lending vital support to his fledgling SA Best party “for nothing”.

Opinion

Richardson: Why bad news could be good for Labor

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.