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Is the SA government censoring free speech online?

Is the SA government censoring free speech online?

February 2, 2010 9

South Australia has just passed a law that will require all Crow Eaters to publish their real name and postcode when making a comment on next month's state election online -- including blogs, Twitter, Facebook, the ABC and possibly even Crikey.

Rann fires starting gun to March 20 election

Rann fires starting gun to March 20 election

February 1, 2010 1

The race to the ballot box is now well under way in South Australia, writes Hendrik Gout, with Premier Mike Rann kicking things off by promising to slash wildly unpopular land taxes and exclude 75,000 voters from having to pay land tax at all.

When big polling leads mean big election results

January 28, 2010

If we look back over the last 10 years or so of Federal and State politics, there’s been a number of examples where political parties have enjoyed large and consistent polling leads, Kevin 07 being the only exception. Possum Comitatus crunches the numbers.

New South Australian DVD laws are a pain in the Rs

New South Australian DVD laws are a pain in the Rs

January 25, 2010 13

Bizarre new laws have came into effect in South Australia pertaining to the manner in which R-rated films are displayed and promoted. But films with more provocative covers (but milder ratings) are allowed to be displayed as normal.

Have Santos and Rann redefined “philanthropy”?

January 25, 2010

Yesterday’s conclusion of the Tour Down Under in Adelaide was a triumph not only for the wining rider, but also for Premier Mike Rann and the first-time commercial sponsor of the Tour, South Australian-based energy company Santos.

Rudd’s community cabinet hits the city of churches, Crean yawns

Rudd’s community cabinet hits the city of churches, Crean yawns

January 21, 2010 5

Federal Cabinet was on safari in Adelaide last night, and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd went hunting votes in the outer suburb of Osborne, reports Hendrik Gout.

The 2010 Aussie election bonanza: a form guide

January 21, 2010

It's a bumper year for elections with Tassie, SA, Victoria and the main event -- Tony vs. Kev -- all set to get political wonks' hearts racing. Peter Brent rounds up the different battles and gives his tips for election winners.

An interview with (now) independent SA MP David Winderlich

January 18, 2010

Bob Gosford sits down for a chat with South Australian independent David Winderlich to discuss what it was like to resign from the Democrats, the state of democracy in South Australia and the German meaning of 'Winderlich'.

Armstrong and Rann, the Tour Down Under funder

Armstrong and Rann, the Tour Down Under funder

January 18, 2010 30

With eight weeks to go to the next election, SA Premier Mike Rann is doing his best to distract the South Australia masses with a party that runs right up to election day, also known as the cycling Tour Down Under.

Arty farts in uproar: culture isn’t just in the eye of the benefactor

January 15, 2010

Art gallery directors are begging, pleading and quitting over the lack of funding being made by state governments to their state cultural institutions. With funds drying up and art seen as charity, we're becoming a second-rate culture, writes John McDonald.