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"We don't think the cap on growth is going to impact on South Australia -- in terms of hospital-based activity, we're a relatively low-growth jurisdiction.'' Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the decision by SA and the ACT's Labor Government to back to the agreement was a "major breakthrough". hospitals
Federal Labor MP Steve Georganas might find himself a Senator after the next federal election under one scenario being contemplated to accommodate Friday's surprise decision by the Australian Electoral Commission to abolish the seat of Port Adelaide. The abolition of the 70-year-old safe Labor ...

"Bloody Friday the 13th!!" With those tweeted words, Labor frontbencher and party president Mark Butler realised he'd just been left standing after a high-stakes game of musical chairs. Given the task of shrinking South Australia's electoral might from 11 to 10 seats to reflect the state's declining share of ...
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has praised the first few months of the Tesla big battery in South Australia, saying it is faster and smarter than conventional turbines. In a new report, the grid operator has illustrated how the battery was used in frequency control and ancillary services market.
Severe weather to hit South Australia. The weather bureau has issued a severe weather warning for large parts of South Australia. Australian Associated PressApril 13, 20183:31pm. A severe weather warning is in place for Adelaide and large parts of South Australia as storms sweep across the state. The Bureau ...
Federal electorate of Port Adelaide to be abolished under radical redraw of South Australia electoral map by Australian Electoral Commission ... SENIOR Labor frontbencher Mark Butler's seat of Port Adelaide has been sensationally abolished under a radical redraw of South Australia's federal ...

Andy Flower, feeling the pinch after endless months of playing cricket and fielding questions about Zimbabwe's future, has pulled out of his three-year contract with South Australia. "The past few years have been extremely turbulent for my family and playing 12 months of the year has taken its toll on me physically," ...
"Increasing the threshold to $1.5 million would see South Australia no longer have the nation's lowest rate at which it is introduced, which has meant the state has not been able to compete on a level playing field when trying to attract new business." However, Mr Penney wanted to see the detail of the ... tax relief
South Australian government authorities have angered upstream irrigators by entering the market to buy irrigation water and use it in Adelaide. A tender was quietly placed on a government website to buy up to three gigalitres of irrigation water from the Murray-Darling. Two water broking services ...
A fire weather warning has been issued for multiple regions of South Australia today as record high temperatures continue to sweep across the state. The Bureau of Meteorology said that fires could be sparked by high-speed winds of up to 50km/h combined with the unprecedented heatwave ...
Once completed, this will be South Australia's third "world's largest" project that is associated with energy and energy production/storage. Currently, the area holds the record for the world's biggest litium-ion battery storage installation and the world's biggest virtual power plant. Both of those projects are ...
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has brand logos projected onto his head during a visit to PrimeQ to announce funding for Investment Attraction South Australia. Picture: AAP / Tracey Nearmy. The proposed, and now shelved, state-level bank tax pulled the banking sector and others into a fight they ...
Adelaide city councillors have reported seeing damage in the members' room, including stuffing pulled out of the back of one of the couches, which they believe has been used to make a nest. A rat is yet to be sighted but a cage and a trap has been positioned next to one of the couches. Councillors and ...
The Solar Citizens South Australia campaigner Dan Spencer told Guardian Australia the organisation, backed by a range of solar energy companies, hoped to pressure the Liberals into abandoning their plans to scrap the target, saying it jeopardised investment. The rating also factored in each party's ...
In recent years, the state of South Australia has become a leader in new, innovative technologies, which are helping drive forward the low-carbon transition. Helped by its partnership with Tesla, the Labor government has built both the world's largest battery plant and the largest 'virtual power plant', linking ...
The upcoming South Australia election is shaping up to be the Nick Xenophon show, complete with a rap video featuring the man himself trying to dance his way to parliament. The former federal Senator could emerge the kingmaker on March 17 if his SA-BEST party polls strongly on election day.
“In the not-too-distant future, cancer therapy devices that were made here in South Australia will be curing cancer throughout Australia ... and the Asia Pacific Region,” he declared. “They will be assembled, tested to clinical perfection, disassembled and shipped to sites all over the Asia Pacific region.”.

Speaking at the 4th Australian Government Data Summit in Canberra in Wednesday, Peter Worthington-Eyre, chief data officer at South Australia's Department of Premier and Cabinet, revealed that not surprisingly it's the younger drivers who have taken to the digital licence. "What's really interesting is that ...
Xenophon, who had fretted much of the evening about the exodus of young people out of South Australia (an anxiety that hangs over the contest, and one that all the political protagonists share in common), and about the Australian Hotels Association spending “at least $1m attacking me with all sorts of ...
The UBET brand — built up under Tatts Group — offers retail wagering in South Australia across about 350 agencies, licensed venues and racetracks. It also operates in Queensland and Tasmania. Tabcorp last year completed its takeover of rival Tatts Group to create an $11 billion gaming company,.
Nick Winter's third five-wicket haul in four innings has put South Australia on the brink of an upset victory over New South Wales at the SCG. The Blues began the day at 1 for 61 looking to set South Australia a substantial total to chase in the fourth innings. They progressed to 1 for 87 before Daniel Worrall ...
MARCH 15 this year marks the 20th anniversary of the closure of one of South Australia's most-loved institutions, the iconic John Martin's department store. Hundreds of former staff members will gather a few weeks earlier (on March 4) at Carrick Hill, the former home of store owner Sir Edward (Mr Bill) ...
SA Aboriginal Affairs Minister Kyam Maher and Narungga Elders sign the Buthera Agreement. Source: SBS News. Efforts between the South Australian government and Indigenous leaders to reach a treaty agreement took a step forward in Adelaide on Friday with the signing of the historic Buthera ...
An unbeaten century from South Australia veteran Tom Cooper helped the Redbacks claim first-innings lead over New South Wales in a tight tussle at the SCG. The Redbacks were 7 for 141 at one stage and were looking at a significant first-innings deficit. Trent Copeland had taken four of the first seven ...
The State Bank of South Australia had, through reckless lending, got itself into a huge hole that ultimately led to the resignation of the Labor premier, John Bannon, in 1992 and a heavy election defeat for the government the following year. Despite the Liberals' thumping win in 1993, voters swung back ...
Premier Jay Weatherill says he's looking forward to the election campaign and asking South Australians to once again allow him the "privilege" of leading the state. The writs for the March 17 poll will be issued on Saturday and Mr Weatherill says he will use the next four weeks to continue to stand up for SA.
South Australia has entered the incentives fray. The Australian state's South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) just launched a new 10% rebate that covers all forms of post-production, including digital and visual effects work. It went into effect in January. The rebate works on top of Australia's federal ...
“Every tourism region of South Australia has seen Chinese visitors and this trend is set to increase due to more regular flights, the appointment of Huang Xiao Ming as our 2018 ambassador and the incredible reputation of the South Australian products, destinations and food.” Around 56,000 Chinese ...
Test squad member Peter Handscomb found form in his final innings before heading to South Africa, with his unbeaten century lifting Victoria to a crucial six-wicket win against South Australia at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Victoria were 3-84 at one stage in pursuit of a testing fourth-innings JLT Sheffield ...
An emergency warning was issued by the CFS just before 2.30pm on Saturday, advising people at The Gap, Frances and Bangham — in the Lower South East and Upper South East of South Australia — to evacuate the area because of severe danger. Aerial bombers have been requested to support ...
Our week-long countdown has already included a fascinating mix of household names and backroom big-hitters. Below is the top 20 — including the popular but polarising figure our senior journalists selected as the person who is having the single biggest impact on our state. Selected by a panel of ...
A serious fire which has been burning out of control at The Gap and Bangham in South Australia's upper south east has been downgraded to watch and act level. The Bureau of Meterology said north-westerly winds which had earlier fanned the fires are no easing and the threat should reduce over the next ...
South Australia weather: Adelaide sweated through sleep on Thursday night with minimum just 28.7C ... recorded its highest minimum overnight temperature since January 2017 on Thursday night, with the mercury only dipping to 28.7C, unusually making the city the hottest minimum in South Australia.
The state's energy minister, Tom Koutsantonis, said: “The key to lowering power prices in South Australia is boosting competition and these projects have the potential to dispatch cheap renewable energy when demand is high.” British industrialist Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance, which recently invested in ...
Beach Energy has found a new gas field at Haselgrove-3 ST1 in Otway Basin, South Australia. After the results of the flow test from the primary target Sawpit Sandstone showed a reservoir with high deliverability, Beach now plans to take up further follow-up testing to ensure well deliverability and analyse ...
CHANGING an “outdated” fitness test, marketing directly to women and promoting on-the-job stories from female officers has helped SA Police achieve its 50-50 recruitment target. Figures released to The Advertiser show 178 cadets who began training last financial year were women — exactly the same ...
A crafty Australian terrier from outback Queensland has crossed 1,500 kilometres of the country, ending up in South Australia after stowing away in a passing truck. Laura Scudamore's dog Rusty had been staying with her in-laws on a cattle property outside Goondiwindi, on the Queensland and New South ...
Gail Fairlamb, Director of Strategic Engagement for the Department of Premier and Cabinet, South Australia, will be delivering the keynote speech in the Engagement stream at GovPay. Fairlamb's team is responsible for developing open innovation initiatives under South Australia's Reforming Democracy ...
Robes will no longer be worn during South Australia Employment Tribunal hearings after an edict from a senior judge and a fresh dress-code “reminder”. The ruling, following consultation, has drawn a mixed response. Some lawyers welcomed the overhaul of formality but others criticised the “eroding of ...
A SHEEP has found itself in deep water after it was discovered floundering several hundred metres off the South Australia coast on Sunday morning. The sheep, nicknamed “Dolly”, is thought to have fallen overboard from a sheep transport ship and had been treading water for an unknown period of time.
Nigel McBride, CEO of Business SA, describes it as “the normal draw of the different, the exotic, the bright lights of the big cities and the chance to date outside one's social gene pool”. But as South Australia's population grows at a snail's pace, calls are growing for more to be done to keep young people in ...
The South Australian government will build what it says is the world's largest virtual power plant by rolling out solar panels and Tesla batteries to at least 50,000 homes. Installation is planned over the next four years, and those households will combine to create the 250MW virtual power plant. Energy ...
Tesla said the new deal with South Australia could lead to the installation of its Powerwall 2 batteries and solar panels on up to 50,000 homes in the region by the summer of 2022. "At key moments, the virtual power plant could provide as much capacity as a large gas turbine or coal power plant," according ...
The government of South Australia has given planning approval to a major solar thermal plant which, the developers say, would be the largest of its kind ever built. The project is being developed by US company SolarReserve at a budgeted cost of A$650m (£380m), and construction is set to begin this year.
SOUTH Australia has shut off on its reliance on Victoria to keep the lights on and has consistently been exporting power to the east coast, new figures reveal. Data from the national grid operator shows that every week since July, SA has exported more energy than it has brought in from interstate. Not only ...
No, I am not referring to the broader struggles of South Australia, but rather its legal profession, whose woes appear to be running in parallel. Recently the Conference of Law Societies – a body that acts as a summit of the eight law societies from each state and territory – released their report, commissioned ...
South Australia has experienced its worst year of bike rider fatalities in more than two decades. Motorbike L-plate riders face similar restrictions for two years before they graduate to a specialised class of licence that only restricts the power of the motorbike they ride. Researchers from Adelaide University's ...
South Australia, which lagged the nation in literacy categories in the test, also had fewer students reach the top two levels in reading, writing and spelling across all age groups. A government-initiated report on the proposed National Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy Check, released in April, compared early ...
Analysis of the sewage of 14 million Australians across the country found methylamphetamine use was highest in South Australia, a report by the National Waste Monitoring Drug Program says. Across the nine sites monitored through August, which included a mix of regional and capital cities, Adelaide had ...
SOUTH Australia's unemployment rate has jumped to 6.1 per cent in the wake of the closure of Holden's Elizabeth factory. ... “Until we focus on targeting and attracting company headquarters or businesses of scale to shift to the Adelaide CBD, South Australia's jobless rate will hover around the top rather ...


 

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