Government

Lift your game

A more dysfunctional Federal Government is difficult to imagine. First, the increasing ugliness of the postal vote on same sex marriage is morphing into an…

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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…


Save our seat

Speculation over the future of the Federal seat of Mayo should raise a battle cry among voters of all stripes across the electorate. Since it…


A sad day indeed

The real tragedy of the failure of Senator Bob Day’s building company is not the abrupt end of his political career or the damaging potential…


Interchange at last

Monday’s opening of the Bald Hills Road freeway interchange marks an important milestone in the steps towards relieving some of Mt Barker’s growing pains. The…


Rewrite the rules

The push by the Mt Barker Council to strengthen laws prohibiting the early placement of political election signs is a welcome exercise in the obvious….


Mayo matters

A week is a long time in politics. Last week Nick Xenophon Team candidate Rebekha Sharkie was hoping to be in the position where the…


Sign of the times

Local Federal MP Jamie Briggs appears to have a plethora of very bruised and battered election posters clinging drunkenly to Stobie poles across the district….


Kiss of death

Federal Liberal Member for Mayo Jamie Briggs has indeed paid a high price for behaving badly in Hong Kong during an official trip in November…


Top of the table

Until recently it was an obscure little table in Tony Abbott’s office. It looked like the sort of thing you’d see in an upmarket doctor’s…