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Marshall to lead SA Libs, with Downer in the background?

Steven Marshall seems to have the numbers to claim the leadership of the South Australian opposition. But Alexander Downer’s bid might not be dead, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily.

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SA Libs in turmoil: Redmond walks, Downer out of running

South Australian Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond has finally fallen on her sword. It’s a huge relief to many of her colleagues, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily.

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‘Anyone but Isobel’: Downer’s comeback might have legs

Could Alexander Downer rescue the SA Liberal Party and defeat Labor at the 2014 election? The odds are firming — but he would have to either do a Newman, or enter Parliament first. InDaily’s Kevin Naughton investigates.

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Rural faction hands Redmond a slim, brief victory

Isobel Redmond relied on her rural colleagues to narrowly retain the SA Liberal leadership as an old party split cast long shadows, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily.

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25k to go from SA public service? Redmond isn’t sure

South Australian opposition leader Isobel Redmond stumbled badly on proposed cuts to the public service. It gave Labor all the ammunition it needs, writes Tom Richardson of InDaily.

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The ratings bell tolls for South Australia’s finances

The bell rang yesterday on South Australia’s public sector financial performance. It was heard loud and clear in Adelaide’s private sector boardrooms, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily.

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SA Libs ponder the ‘Newman option’ as Redmond falters

SA Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond’s grasp on her job appears sunk by claims that key federal Liberal MP Jamie Briggs is behind moves to parachute in a replacement, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily

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‘Honest Izzy’ kicks another SA own goal

Isobel Redmond’s “Honest Izzy” factor has again fuelled speculation about the Liberal leadership in South Australia. Des Ryan of InDaily reports from Adelaide.

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The political leader who told women to ignore gender discrimination

Asked for advice by a woman who said she was experiencing discrimination in her position as a local councillor, SA opposition leader Isobel Redmond suggested she ignore it. Suzie Keen was outraged.

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What are you waiting for, Mike? SA says it’s time to go

Mike Rann ended his premiership a diminished figure, as they all mostly do. The price to be paid for a prolonged period in power is people inevitably grow sick of you, writes Des Ryan of InDaily.

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Ticking time bombs in SA Liberals’ reshuffle

Four new faces in SA’s shadow cabinet and Isobel Redmond boasts she leads a “formidable and energetic team”. But is her leadership now under threat, asks Des Ryan of InDaily?

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SA Libs abandon Mitch Williams over Chloe Fox slur

Several senior South Australian Liberals have privately apologised to Labor front-bencher Chloe Fox over a parliamentary slur from deputy opposition leader Mitch Williams.

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To say low-key Weatherill is dull is, well, just a figure of speech

Behind the scenes, Jay Weatherill might actually be a bolshie, sparky firebrand but he slips into soothing auto-pilot at the lectern, almost disconnected from what he is saying, writes Des Ryan, of InDaily.

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Going, going … just get on with it, Rann

Mike Rann’s end-time as premier has come in a flurry of tweets and media statements typical of him — always focused on the good, never on the bad, writes Des Ryan.

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“Indecent” SA Libs tear themselves asunder

Three deputy leaders of the South Australian Liberal Party in three weeks, and just 200 weeks to go until the next State election. Hendrick Gout examines the fallout.

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Memo SA Liberal leader: with friends like these…

SA Liberal leader Isobel Redmond started the week basking in having almost won the election. A week later she’d dumped her deputy and been rolled on her preference for his replacement. Michael Jacobs explains what went down.

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Redmond in bowling club burnt end

On the eve of the SA election, Opposition leader Isobel Redmond has been forced to answer questions about a legal deal she was involved in as member for Heysen, writes Crikey intern Tom Cowie.

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Poll Bludger: SA Labor holding on by skin of their teeth

However, the trend to the Liberals which began when Isobel Redmond became leader last July has continued to gather pace, to the extent that Labor now hopes for little more than to hang on as a minority government.

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Newspoll: Bad news for SA ALP — worse for Rann

The latest Newspoll results in South Australia — a 50-50 TPP — shows voters are growing tired of Rann, and the fresh face of Isobel Redmond is starting to look very appealing in comparison, writes David Nason.

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A dead heat in SA

With less than a fortnight until election day, Newspoll has released a poll of South Australian state voting intention: a two-party preferred of 50-50, with the Libs leading on the primaries and Rann’s disapproval rating surging past his approval.

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SA Libs ban cussing: “Sir Robert Menzies didn’t swear”

South Australia’s new Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond explains why she’s banned swearing at Liberal party meetings.

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Another spin of the wheel for SA Libs

Not much has changed in South Australia since Chris Kenny described the state’s politics 12 years ago as “Melrose Place on ugly pills”.

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Building stalls on the Education Revolution

Funding has taken a step backwards in the government’s “Education Revolution”, factional fun in the Queensland ALP left, is Isobel Redmond getting ambitious? and more from Crikey’s tipsters.

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