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Rundle: in Walsh’s death, a private act of mourning becomes a media event

Mourning is a private affair, but we have turned it into a ghastly media spectacle.

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Farewell to Phil Walsh from an Adelaide who loved him

A tragedy of this kind has not struck the AFL community before, with no one quite sure how to process it, writes InDaily’s Tom Richardson

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Did the media break the law in reporting on Phil Walsh’s death?

The media — and police — were quick to say that the Adelaide Crows coach had been “murdered”, and that his son was a suspect. Was that legal?

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Fairfax sacks 35 more as redundancy train hits SA

First New South Wales, Victoria, and now South Australia. There’s no stopping Fairfax’s NewsNow train, report Myriam Robin and Sally Whyte.

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Why are the SA Liberals so completely terrible?

The South Australian Liberals have been in the electoral wilderness for 36 of the last 50 years. A Liberal elder statesman explains what the problem might be, writes InDaily political reporter Tom Richardson.

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CRIKEY INTERN | SA |

Crikey clarifier: why is a royal commission investigating nuclear power?

Royal commissions usually investigate events after they’ve happened, so why is the case for nuclear power being put to a royal commission in South Australia? Crikey intern Rowan Forster reports.

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Party time: will Xenophon be able to launch a national brand?

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has announced plans to form his own political party. But will his popularity in South Australia translate to a national party? Freelance journalist Casey Briggs reports from South Australia.

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WILLIAM BOWE | SA |

Poll Bludger: SA byelection a canary in the electoral coal mine for fed Coalition

Labor’s surprise victory in a byelection for the South Australian state seat of Fisher at the weekend can be largely attributed to the plummeting stocks of the Abbott government.

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WILLIAM BOWE | SA |

Poll Bludger: fed govt gaffes could hurt Libs’ chances in SA byelection

The death of independent MP Bob Such has triggered a byelection in the South Australian seat of Fisher. It looked like an easy Liberal win, but things aren’t so certain now.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | SA |

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 |

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’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 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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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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