Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of South Australia’s electricity supplies. The remarkable progress came as national climate policy was gripped by paralysis – so how did it happen?
New SA Premier Steven Marshall looks set to scrap the state’s renewable energy target.
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The end of Jay Weatherill’s government has removed a significant obstacle to progress on the federal National Energy Guarantee – even though we don’t yet know what the full policy will look like.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and SA Best leader Nick Xenophon provided different narratives about youth populations in the state.
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In a South Australian leaders’ debate, Jay Weatherill and Nick Xenophon disagreed over the extent to which young people are leaving the state in search of better opportunities. We asked the experts.
The outcome of the three-horse race between Jay Weatherill’s Labor, Nick Xenophon’s SA-Best and Steven Marshall’s Liberals is uncertain.
Much is in play for South Australia in this weekend’s state election – politically and economically.
Nick Xenophon won 46% of the preferred South Australian premier vote in a recent Newspoll.
If the primary votes in Newspoll were replicated at the South Australian election, SA-BEST would probably win a clear majority of lower house seats.
Nick Xenophon is a tough dealmaker who demands concessions in return for his crucial numbers.
Nick Xenophon, the master of the stunt, is about to indulge in one more before he leaves the Senate for a run at ruling the South Australian roost from its crossbench. After his shock announcement that…
Nick Xenophon will resign from the Senate to pursue a career in South Australian politics.
Nick Xenophon’s exit from the Senate could substantially affect the dynamics in negotiations with the government.
SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis (left) and Premier Jay Weatherill have outlined their vision for the state’s electricity.
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South Australia is investing $550 million in a plan to improve the reliability of its electricity. But the side-effect is that the National Electricity Market will now be even harder to run.
Chris Wallace (centre) in 1966 with brother Ron and father Arch.
For once in its life, under the premiership of Don Dunstan, South Australia felt like the very centre of the universe.
South Australia is proving to be a key point of interest for the electoral contest – not least because of the rise of Nick Xenophon’s new party.
The key battleground of South Australia has been inundated during the campaign with regular visits from both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.
South Australia’s proposed anti-bikie laws criminalise the wearing of anything that indicates association with a declared ‘criminal organisation’ on licensed premises.
While South Australia’s proposed anti-bikie laws may be constitutional, there are clear reasons why introducing them is at best premature – and at worst a very bad idea.
In joining the South Australian government, Martin Hamilton-Smith has caused outrage in a political system in which party loyalty outweighs all other considerations .
The defection of former Liberal leader Martin Hamilton-Smith from his party to join the South Australian Labor government as a cabinet minister has caused outrage among his former colleagues. He has broken…
After over a decade in office, it appears time’s up for the Jay Weatherill-led Labor state government in South Australia.
South Australian voters look set to hand power to the Liberal Party when they go to the polls on March 15. An assessment of the electorate’s mood and opinion polls over the past 12 months point to a comfortable…
Opposition leader Isobel Redmond has hung on… for now.
It would be tempting to think of Tuesday’s battle for the South Australian Liberal Party leadership between incumbent Isobel Redmond and Martin Hamilton-Smith as yet another chapter in a long story of…
BHP has blamed capital costs and market conditions for its decision to delay expansion of the Olympic Dam project.
The prospect of a four kilometre long and one kilometre deep open pit mine captures the imagination. Think about a chasm as deep as Mount Everest is high. It was going to take years to remove the overburden…