State government

Election deals

The complicated deals done between political parties over the allocation of voting preferences before elections is a part of the political process that is lost…

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Liberal leaflets

It’s almost six months out from the State election and already the Liberal Party has taken up a war footing before any other candidates have…


Funding pledge

The State Government’s $2.5m funding pledge for the Mt Barker sports hub is welcome news for the Hills community. Healthy communities are often characterised by…


Health funding

Health: The pledge for emergency healthcare shows the region’s need for infrastructure is being taken seriously. Wards: Many feel let down and angry by a decision to abolish ward representation.


Monarto growth

The idea of a northern rail bypass from Monarto to Adelaide’s port isn’t new. Over the past decade it has been considered by local councils…


Winners and losers

The State Government’s 2016/17 State Budget delivers a mixed bag for the Hills. Jobs and education are among the winners, but the region looks set…


Long running issue

It speaks volumes about the effectiveness of an organisation’s communication procedures when politicians have to step in and organise a public meeting in order to…


Petrol power

The news that Agostino Always AM/PM has planning approval to build a petrol station on the old Shell site in Stirling’s main street means something…


Planning reform

Development – whether it’s unwanted or considered inappropriate – is a major source of annoyance for many members of the Hills community. Most residents give…


CFS cash cow

It is a worrying indication of the state of SA’s finances that an emergency such as the Sampson Flat Bushfire has led to a 9% tax hike through the Emergency Services Levy (ESL).