State government

Centre of attention

Dan Cregan’s brave move to defect from the Liberal Party and stand as an independent at the next State election is a sure sign the…

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Defection Dan

The defection of Kavel MP Dan Cregan has undoubtedly sent shock waves through the Hills community … and the ranks of the first-term Liberal Government.As…


Cat control

The latest push for Statewide cat confinement laws is a sign of changing attitudes among South Australians.For decades pet cats have roamed the streets of…


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.


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….