Proposed amendment to close legislation loophole

SA BEST will aim to close a loophole in legislation which allows priests who hear confessions of child abuse to avoid reporting the matter to police. MLC Connie Bonaros introduced the Statutes Amendment (Mandatory[…]

Rising beef industry champion represents state

PENOLA’S Kate Fairlie represented South Australia last month as a state finalist in the 2019 NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Industry Champion initiative. A fifth-generation livestock producer, […]

Moratorium decision defended

THE BID to enshrine the Liberal Party’s moratorium in law is an attempt to “bring concern into the South East”, Legislative Council member David Ridgway has […]

Protest voices fall on deaf ears

THE region was well represented on Adelaide’s North Terrace yesterday as Limestone Coast Protection Alliance members arrived in ramped up their campaign against fracking. A busload […]

Rate cap legislation slammed

MOUNT Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee has slammed the Marshall Government’s “high handed” rate capping legislation as punishing a majority of South Australia’s local governments for the […]

Libs noncommittal over calls to block fracking

LIBERAL MP Nick McBride will seek party room support for a legislated ban on fracking but says the State Government believes the bill “does nothing but add more discussion and debate to parliament”.[…]

Airline service cut reaches parliament

THE restoration of Regional Express (REX) flights between Mount Gambier and Adelaide will “take some time”, Tourism Minister David Ridgway has told parliament.
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Royalties for regions

THE Australian Conservatives will push for a “royalties for regions fund” and bans on fracking in the South East MacKillop candidate Richard Bateman has pledged[…]

Bateman on board

THE pool of candidates vying for the seat of MacKillop continues to grow with farmer and businessman Richard Bateman entering the contest under the Australian Conservatives banner[…]

Sisters blaze trail to Canberra

SISTERS Lucy and Kelli Williams have been announced as two of the 16 brightest emerging leaders in regional Australia as part of Heywire’s 2018 Trailblazers program. […]