SA Premier Peter Malinauskas announces $51.6m flood support package

SA Premier Peter Malinauskas announces .6m flood support package

Riverland community members impacted by flooding will be provided financial support as part of a $51.6 million assistance package, the South Australian Premier announced today. Key points: Premier Peter Malinauskas says the government needs to be flexible in its response to the emergency He committed $4.1m to the tourism sector as part of the relief package … Read more

Major flood emergency declared in the Riverland as floodwaters continue to rise

Major flood emergency declared in the Riverland as floodwaters continue to rise

The South Australian government has declared a major emergency as River Murray floodwaters continue to rise, with the potential for a second peak “even higher than the first”. Key points: Potential second peak expected late 2022 or early 2023 Heavy rainfall on the east coast and Hume Dam release to blame State cabinet will travel to … Read more

SA Premier Peter Malinauskas criticised over ‘sloppy seconds’ remark about AFL round win

SA Premier Peter Malinauskas criticised over ‘sloppy seconds’ remark about AFL round win

South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas has apologised for using the term “sloppy seconds” during a press conference, following calls from the opposition, the Greens and a gender equality advocate. Key points: SA Premier Peter Malinauskas made the comment at a press conference on Friday He said he did not want his state to be “sloppy seconds” to NSW in … Read more

SA Government says 500 children in high-risk settings after review of child protection system

SA Government says 500 children in high-risk settings after review of child protection system

The South Australian government says it has identified approximately 500 children in particularly high-risk settings, as part of a review of its child protection system. Key points: A child protection report has found 500 South Australian children are in “high risk settings” The review followed the deaths of two children earlier this year  The government says the … Read more

River Murray flows into South Australia ‘highly likely’ to reach 150GL per day in December

River Murray flows into South Australia ‘highly likely’ to reach 150GL per day in December

Flows into South Australia along the Murray River are set to reach at least 150 gigalitres (GL) per day next month as the region prepares for water levels not seen in 50 years.   Key points: SA Water Minister Susan Close says flows into SA of about 100GL per day could continue past January “Hundreds” of properties … Read more

Paid parking restrictions at shopping centres to pass as SA government agrees to deal for hospital workers

Paid parking restrictions at shopping centres to pass as SA government agrees to deal for hospital workers

The South Australian government has reached an agreement with the Greens that will both avoid industrial action by healthcare workers and allow restrictions on paid parking at shopping centres to pass parliament. Key points: The Scentre Group wants to introduce paid parking at the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza shopping centre The government has extended an … Read more

Former prime minister Julia Gillard to lead SA early education system overhaul

Former prime minister Julia Gillard to lead SA early education system overhaul

Former prime minister Julia Gillard will lead a royal commission into early education in South Australia, investigating how the state will bring forward the preschool start age by one year. Key points: Julia Gillard wants her royal commission to be inclusive Recommendations will be delivered by August 2023 The cost of the royal commission will be $2.45 million At … Read more

SA Premier says Australian government has ‘reassured’ him nuclear submarines will be built in Adelaide

SA Premier says Australian government has ‘reassured’ him nuclear submarines will be built in Adelaide

South Australia’s Premier says the federal government has “reassured” him that Australia’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines will be built in Adelaide. Key points: The federal government has previously said Australia’s new submarines would be built in Adelaide A report said building them in the US could see them delivered quicker South Australia’s Premier says he has … Read more

Peter Malinauskas defends decision to leave parliament to attend Midwinter Ball with Richard Marles in Canberra

Peter Malinauskas defends decision to leave parliament to attend Midwinter Ball with Richard Marles in Canberra

The South Australian Premier has defended his decision to attend a charity ball in Canberra with the Deputy Prime Minister during last night’s sitting of parliament. Key points: Peter Malinauskas left parliament early on Wednesday to attend the Midwinter Ball in Canberra He was a guest of Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles The … Read more

South Australian government introduces road safety reform following Lamborghini crash that killed Sophia Naismith

South Australian government introduces road safety reform following Lamborghini crash that killed Sophia Naismith

The South Australian government will introduce road safety reform following the death of a teenage pedestrian who was hit by a high-powered sports car. Key points: The SA government will propose changes including a licensing scheme for high-powered vehicles The family of Sophia Naismith, who died after being hit by a Lamborghini, pushed for changes The … Read more