Mar 6, 2014

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.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

South Australia is in flux. Labor is likely to lose power in a few days, as the state goes to the polls on March 15. The end of the mining boom and the exit of Holden have left an economic hole, and the demise of Mike Rann’s long premiership has ushered in a new era of politicians and power players, many of whom operate rather differently than their predecessors.


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2 thoughts on “Adelaide’s quiet powerbrokers: the people who’ll decide SA’s election

  1. AR

    Re Xenophon’s stunning vote in September – if it hadn’t been for the idiocy of the Greens directing their preferences elsewhere he would have had a colleague, in the end he was about 3% short of a second quota, a result unequalled by any other non party, ever.

  2. tonyfunnywalker

    The election of Marshall is a risk where the Liberals have better candidates in its ranks. Marshall is like Abbott – a policy fee campaign without any reform or plan for a State that is facing an major crisis with the demise of the car industry. The state has developed a strong renewable energy industry but is hamstrung by a regulated electricity market driven by the inefficient coal generators to offer cheap power to incubate new industries. The Liberals have never been forgiven for selling off ETSA at such generous terms by Olsen who is making his precess felt. Your article omitted to discuss the dark side of the Liberal campaign with Bernardi, Pyne and Vanstone pulling the strings of the campaign supported by a liberal biased and sycophantic Advertiser and a News Limited biased ABC; where political commentary is delivered via the Advertiser news room.
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