State government

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…

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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…


Simple solution

The tragic death of Bree Nicolo in 2016 at the Bridgewater freeway interchange is a sobering reminder of the fragility of life. Nothing can change…


Rate capping

The State Government’s plan to scrutinise local government spending has some merit. While most local governments manage their budgets responsibly there is undoubtedly scope for…


Election win

The most interesting State election in memory ended on Saturday night with more of a whimper than a bang. Predicted days of vote counting and…


Just whose baby will it be?

Saturday’s State election has been one right out of the box. Even at this late stage the only certainty about the outcome appears to be…