The result of the recent South Australian election is being challenged by a political outsider in a reticent court and the South Australian public is being left in the dark by the local press.

Independent candidate for the Upper House, Mark Aldridge, has become a lightning rod for widespread public dissatisfaction about the controversial March 20 South Australian election and has petitioned the Court of Disputed Returns to hold a new election. The first hearing of this petition has been set for today.