State government

Dying with dignity

This will be the 17th time in 26 years the SA Parliament has attempted to give people in the last throes of their life the option to end their suffering.

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Rate cap rejection

The State Government’s decision to scrap its controversial rate capping plan is hardly surprising. After months of consultation the Liberal party last week introduced an…


Electoral reform

The proposed sweeping changes to the State’s electoral boundaries are likely to significantly impact many sitting MPs and their communities. After representing their districts for…


Bus backflip

It is hardly surprising the State Government decided to kill off its “once-in-a-generation” bus network reforms given the severity of public backlash. The changes would…


People’s politician

Finally the Hills has a backbencher with a backbone. Dan Cregan, whose electorate of Kavel covers Mt Barker, Hahndorf, Nairne, Carey Gully, Oakbank, Woodside and…


Protections for landholders

The four Liberal MPs who crossed the floor to vote against their Government last week made a bold move. It’s comforting for residents in their…


Speeding fines

The State Government is no doubt feeling the squeeze from a sizable cut in GST revenue allocated to SA by the independent Commonwealth Grants Commission….


Parties to pay

News that former Premier Jay Weatherill and his deputy John Rau will quit Parliament and force by-elections in both their metropolitan seats brings to an…


Refreshing change

The decision made by four first-term State Government backbenchers last week to oppose their party’s position and stand up for their communities is a refreshing…


Road repair

Last week’s tragic double fatality on Long Valley Road between Strathalbyn and Wistow has reignited calls for improvements to the increasingly busy commuter corridor. While…