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Facebook takes a modest stand for truth (and other news you may have missed)

Facebook takes a modest stand for truth (and other news you may have missed)

Facebook's small victory against fake news. Another broken promise in SA. And bad news for backpackers. After a big week in news, here are the stories you may have missed.

KordaMentha won lucrative health contract despite 'nil' benefit to SA economy

KordaMentha won lucrative health contract despite 'nil' benefit to SA economy

When the SA government selected KordaMentha to overhaul Adelaide’s central health system, it chose the only tender applicant that offered no economic benefit to South Australia.

Former top bureaucrat 'knows our commercial secrets'

Former top bureaucrat 'knows our commercial secrets'

A recently dismissed SA Trade Department executive, now working for a local medicinal cannabis company, had access to secret information on its competitors, one of them has warned.

The fight to privatise Adelaide's rail network

The fight to privatise Adelaide's rail network

The South Australian government is in a war of words with the state opposition over the impending privatisation of Adelaide's public transport network. But what do the history books say on the matter?

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

Even for a politician as self-assured as Cory Bernardi, it’s hard to put a positive spin on this. How did it go so wrong?

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

If Labor bore the brunt of the gambling industry's power in Tasmania, elsewhere it enjoys a strong relationship with the pokies.

The quiet death of hard rubbish week

The quiet death of hard rubbish week

Ever wondered what happened to neighbourhood-wide hard rubbish collection? We did some sleuthing.

Steven Marshall's 'new dawn' struggles to usher in fresh light

Steven Marshall's 'new dawn' struggles to usher in fresh light

From healthcare to drug laws to deregulation, the South Australian government has spent the year keeping a low-profile between disappointments.

Is South Australia facing population decline?

Is South Australia facing population decline?

Studies show that inter-state emigration and lowering birth rates are a threat to South Australia's economy. Can policy action help?

Alexander Downer and the Liberal leadership that wasn't

Alexander Downer and the Liberal leadership that wasn't

As Alexander Downer blames voters for the troubles of the Liberal Party (including the failure to elect his daughter in the Mayo byelection), he should think about looking a little closer to home.