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Liberal veteran Rob Lucas chats with former Premier Dean Brown at last year's party AGM. This week marks 25 years since Brown led the Liberals to victory. Photo: David Mariuz / AAP
Notes on Adelaide

Renewal SA renewed | SA Liberals celebrate | Not quite NASA

In today’s Notes On Adelaide, new faces for the Renewal SA board, the SA Liberals gather to celebrate a double-edged anniversary, Stephan Knoll’s main man and his close links to The Overland’s difficult journey, and how our Space Agency measures up internationally.

Local

Sluggish housing market hits budget surplus

A sluggish housing market and a construction slowdown are hitting the state budget bottom line, with plummeting conveyance duty revenues contributing to a softer surplus in Treasurer Rob Lucas’s mid-year statement, unveiled today.

Politics

Factional machinations open Labor wounds as Rau bows out

The retirement of Labor’s former leadership duo and one-time rivals for the Premiership, Jay Weatherill and John Rau, has stoked factional tensions within the ALP, with Right faction insiders bitter that the Left is only paying ‘lip-service’ to a push to bring more women into parliament.