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State Government enshrines free volunteer screening checks in law ahead of new WWCCs

The State Government has today secured a range of legislative changes in parliament to strengthen its screening laws, including transitional arrangements for a new working with children check (WWCC) effective from 1 July 2019.

The amendments enshrine in law the Liberal Government’s election commitment delivering free volunteer screening checks for all South Australians – an initiative that was introduced in November 2018.

SA small and medium businesses ‘most confident’ in the nation, as Marshall Government lauded for payroll tax cuts

South Australia has defied the national trend and soared to its highest level of small and medium business confidence on record, with SMEs backing the Marshall Government’s positive economic reforms – including the abolition of payroll tax for all small businesses.

The burners are on at 1414 Degrees

The Marshall Liberal Government welcomes today’s announcement that Adelaide based company 1414 Degrees is advancing the commissioning of its gas Thermal Energy Storage System (GAS-TESS) at SA Water’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant.

In a significant step the 10MWh GAS-TESS has begun taking on biogas from the wastewater treatment plant and will soon start to return electricity and heat on demand to SA Water.

New energy concession deal could save South Australian households up to $585 per year

Up to 171,000 South Australian households could save up to $585 off their annual energy bill after the Liberal Government negotiated a new 20 per cent discount deal, effective from today.

The SA Concessions Energy Discount Offer (SACEDO) is offered through Origin Energy and is available for all South Australian Energy Concession recipients.

Eligible households include people who hold certain concession cards or Centrelink payments and the offer includes a range of further benefits for consumers, such as no late payment penalties.

Modernising road maintenance

The Marshall Government will be extending its 20-year partnership with industry to modernise South Australia’s approach to maintaining our road network, as announced in last year’s State Budget.

Currently, about 60 per cent of the annual road maintenance budget is delivered by industry through external contracts.

Marshall Government welcomes 2019-20 Federal Budget

The Marshall Government has welcomed the 2019-20 Federal Budget as a ‘major investment in South Australia’s economic future’, with a raft of key infrastructure projects, regional roads upgrades and tax cuts to lower costs and create local jobs.

Treasurer Rob Lucas welcomed personal income tax cuts for low-and-middle income earners, small business tax incentives and $525 million for a new apprenticeships and traineeships scheme which would further strengthen and stimulate economic and jobs growth in SA.

Zero bills with zero emissions

South Australian households that moved early to access the Marshall Liberal Government’s subsidies of up to $6000 for home batteries are now seeing the benefits, with some household electricity bills dropping to zero.

“The Marshall Liberal Government’s Home Battery Scheme (HBS) means participating households’ can slash their electricity bills while helping to deliver cheaper electricity for all South Australians and generating valuable local jobs,” said Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan.

State Liberal Government’s first 12 months of delivering for SA

The Marshall Liberal Government’s first year in office has delivered real outcomes for SA, with today marking one year since South Australians voted for the Liberal Party’s Strong Plan for Real Change. 

“My team took to the election a plan to create more jobs, lower costs and to provide better services for all South Australians,” said Premier Steven Marshall. 

“While we have delivered on all these fronts, we acknowledge there is much more hard work to be done to ensure South Australia’s future prosperity – and we are up to the task.