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State 7.30 shows under threat, but still more popular than Leigh Sales

The loss of the local editions of 7.30, which used to be called Stateline, have prompted a fierce reaction, and a look at the ratings helps reveal why.

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WILLIAM BOWE | SA | 1

Poll Bludger: SA byelection will define balance of power

The unfortunate death of South Australian state independent Bob Such has triggered a byelection in the seat of Fisher. This presents a make-or-break opportunity for the SA Liberals.

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Shorten puts on the union schtick for ASC workers, but he doesn’t pull it off

Bill Shorten tried to gee up workers at South Australia’s ASC, but it was a few soundbites with little substance, writes InDaily political reporter Tom Richardson.

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WILLIAM BOWE | SA |

Poll Bludger: why the Coalition can afford to throw SA under the submarine

Will abandoning its promise to build new submarines in South Australia hurt the Coalition’s chances in that state? Probably — but does it need SA to win at the next election anyway?

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Why aren’t uni students jumping to the Left?

You’d think the debate over fee regulation would send student politicians Leftward, but the reality is very different, write Sally Whyte and Myriam Robin.

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WILLIAM BOWE | SA |

Poll Bludger: SA Libs should embrace the American dream

The South Australian Liberal Party is trying to bastardise the Westminster system further to deliver it the results it wants. But Crikey’s Poll Bludger says that’s a lost cause — it’s time to think bigger.

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BERNARD KEANE | SA |

McClure report fails on key issue of low-income housing

Access to housing is a key issue in welfare reform that has been missed by the McClure report

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SA |

SA’s former Liberal leader joins the Weatherill government

Years of frustrations have tipped former Liberal Party leader Martin Hamilton-Smith into Jay Weatherill’s cabinet, writes his former communications adviser and InDaily journalist Kevin Naughton.

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SA |

SA Labor’s fourth-term cabinet: Weatherill ditches Treasury, one shock

(Barely) re-elected South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill will drop the Treasury portfolio. And there could be other surprises, write David Washington and Kevin Naughton at InDaily.

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SA’s Two Old Blokes won’t sate an appetite for government certainty

Two men seem certain to decide the next government of South Australia. And it all started with a plate of warm lasagne, writes Kevin Naughton in Adelaide for InDaily.

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WILLIAM BOWE | SA |

An SA gerrymander? Libs, short of government, test the boundaries

The Liberal Party won more support than Labor in South Australia, but it’s still short of government. Does the system need fixing? Our electoral analyst considers the possibilities.

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WILLIAM BOWE | SA |

State polls: two new Liberal-led governments likely, one certain

Liberal oppositions are in the box seat to win government in state elections in Tasmania and South Australia tomorrow. But one of the races could be closer than many think.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | SA |

Adelaide’s quiet powerbrokers: the people who’ll decide SA’s election

South Australia is in flux. Labor will lose power; the mining boom is ending; Holden is leaving. There’s a new coterie of power players making their mark. Here’s who you should keep an eye on.

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‘The day democracy died’: how SA killed micro-party dissent

South Australia’s new legislation significantly raises the barrier for entry for minor parties. Liam Mannix reports at InDaily that this year’s election will have a lot fewer candidates as a result.

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BERNARD KEANE | SA |

Toyota decision should herald the immediate end of car tariffs

The decision by Toyota to end manufacturing in Australia means there is no further rationale for our remaining car tariffs. The government should immediately dump them.

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SA |

Labor ‘fatally wounded’ ahead of SA election in Farrell fracas

An extraordinary morning in SA politics has crippled the Labor government ahead of the March state election. InDaily editor David Washington explains what happened.

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SA |

In South Australia, Jay4SA a bizarre mirror image of Kevin07

The brains behind Kevin07 are turning to Jay4SA. But InDaily editor David Washington says the last seven years have not been kind to the Labor Party — and Jay Weatherill is facing a very different battle.

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WILLIAM BOWE | SA |

Why the ‘wrong’ party could win SA’s state election

South Australia has tried to ensure its electoral boundaries are fair to ensure the majority party wins government. But it does not always work out that way.

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In Holden’s wake, let the market, not government, pick winners

The evidence is mounting that government grants for business don’t work. InDaily journalist Kevin Naughton finds past subsidies to businesses have done more harm than good.

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Can the mayor of Prospect save Jay Weatherill in SA?

Jay Weatherill looks on the way out as South Australia’s Premier. InDaily journalist Liam Mannix talks to the man who just might be able to turn things around.

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CRIKEY INTERN | SA |

When gay sex was a crime: campaign to expunge records goes national

Victoria and South Australia will finally expunge those convicted of consensual gay sex. So will other states follow? Crikey intern Broede Carmody examines the roadmap.

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SA election preview: Labor could hold on, but does it matter?

Neither Labor nor the Liberals are particularly inspiring in South Australia, writes InDaily commentator and Channel Nine political reporter Tom Richardson.

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WILLIAM BOWE | SA |

Poll Bludger: Griffith, state polls to test Abbott government mettle

Three state elections and some important byelections are likely to test voters’ loyalty to the newly minted Abbott government. Crikey’s resident polling analyst previews the electoral year.

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Why Adelaide is my euthanasia clinic HQ (despite Bernardi)

The euthanasia campaigner explains why he’s just set up the Exit International HQ in Adelaide — despite opposition from Cory Bernardi’s wife, a local councillor.

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ANDREW CROOK | SA |

It’s Family First’s Day thanks to Greens preferences in Senate race

A Greens preference deal has snared votes for Sarah Hanson-Young while funneling preferences to conservative former HR Nicholls Society board member Bob Day, who has the effective balance of power.

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