The South Australian Liberals have consolidated their lead in the Bragg by-election, following the counting of the first pre-poll and postal ballots.At the closing of counting on Saturday, Jack Batty was ahead of Labor's Alice Rolls by little more than 200 votes.
The Greens have urged the South Australian government to introduce a tax on vacant residential properties after reports thousands are empty across the state.Amid the current rental and housing crisis, census data suggests about 84,000 are lying vacant.
The South Australian Liberals are set to retain the prized state seat of Bragg in a by-election forced by the resignation of former deputy premier Vickie Chapman, but not before being pushed to the wire.With only postal and pre-poll votes to count this week, Liberal Jack Batty is clinging to a narrow lead over Labor's Alice Rolls after another big swing to the ALP.
The South Australian Liberals are battling to retain the prized state seat of Bragg in a by-election forced by the resignation of former deputy premier Vickie Chapman.With about 50 per cent of the vote counted on Saturday, Liberal candidate Jack Batty was clinging to a narrow lead over Labor's Alice Rolls after another big swing to the ALP.
An independent investigation has been launched into the operations of the Adelaide Casino, after similar inquiries interstate revealing "significant failings".South Australia's Liquor and Gambling regulator has asked former Supreme Court judge Brian Martin to look into the operations of the SkyCity Casino.
The federal government is to provide almost $3 million to help restore and enhance 12,400 hectares of mangroves and saltmarsh habitats north of Adelaide.The project aims to restore natural tidal flows thereby improving the ecological health of local ecosystems.
A year-long inquiry has been launched into South Australia's high rates of Aboriginal children being taken from their families and placed in care.April Lawrie, the state's Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, says too often cultural identity is being lost, especially if an Aboriginal child enters care.
Inflation, rising interest rates and other strains on household budgets will not halt South Australia's economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report has found.The latest economic briefing from the University of Adelaide's SA Centre for Economic Studies says consumer spending has grown strong over the past 12 months along with an increase in demand for housing.
Australian Football Hall of Fame member Neil Kerley will be honoured with a state funeral in South Australia after his death in a car crash.Premier Peter Malinauskas said he had spoken with the Kerley family and they had accepted the government's offer of a state funeral to celebrate his life.
An appeal is possible in the case of the man found guilty of murder and attempted murder over the bombing of the National Crime Authority office in Adelaide.Domenic Perre was on Thursday found guilty of killing Detective Sergeant Geoffrey Bowen and lawyer Peter Wallis in the 1994 blast.
Frustrated shoppers are calling out the major supermarkets after they were met with bare shelves yet again.
A NSW woman who poisoned her partner with a toxic cocktail of prescription drugs, including morphine, valium and tramadol, has been found guilty of murder for a second time.Wendie-Sue Dent denied killing her de facto husband David Lawrence at the Adelaide home they shared in December 2015 to claim his $400,000 estate.
South Australia has reported its first case of monkeypox in a man who recently returned from overseas.Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said the man was in a stable condition and was isolating at home.
The operating licence for Nyrtar's Port Pirie smelter has been renewed after an improvement in air lead emissions over the past 12 months.The Environment Protection Authority said the licence would be renewed for another year but with increased conditions, including a requirement for the company to update its environment improvement program and improve wastewater emissions.
The man accused of bombing the National Crime Authority office in Adelaide, killing a police officer and seriously wounding a lawyer, has been found guilty of murder and attempted murder.In the South Australian Supreme Court on Thursday, Justice Kevin Nicholson handed down his verdicts against Domenic Perre who is already behind bars over drug offences.
A near $37 million investment in new ambulances will help address South Australia's ramping crisis, Premier Peter Malinauskas says.The spending will allow for the replacement of 184 existing ambulances that have reached the end of their service life and for the purchase of 36 new vehicles.
The operator of South Australia's Tesla big battery has been fined $900,000 after a software glitch left it unable to help stabilise the grid.Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) was ordered on Tuesday to pay the penalty after being taken to the Federal Court by the Australian Energy Regulator.
Free flu vaccines will not be extended beyond June in South Australia, despite calls for the jabs to be made available to everyone until the end of winter.The free vaccines were introduced at the beginning of the month in a bid to increase the number of people immunised as more influenza cases emerged.
A second group of Kaurna Aboriginal ancestral remains, held by the South Australian Museum, have been put to rest at a memorial park in Adelaide's north.Following a ceremony in December, Tuesday's second reburying at the Wangayarta ground has been hailed as globally significant.
Rent increases in South Australia could be capped and limited to one every two years if a bill about to go before the state parliament is successful.The Greens bill, to be introduced next week, would limit rent increases to the rate of inflation.
Drought-affected farmers in South Australia are being helped with fodder drops after little to no rain in some parts of the state has left livestock without food.Some 300 tonnes of hay are being delivered by the charity Rural Aid Australia in six separate drops throughout SA.
A welfare group has called for urgent action by the South Australian government to deal with the state's housing affordability crisis.The Anti-Poverty Network says the government should massively expand public housing stocks and improve the rights of tenants, including the provision of longer and more secure leases, and the right for renters to keep pets.