South Australia creates corruption watchdog

By Paul Hemsley South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced that an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) will finally be on the beat in the state by mid-2013 after enabling legislation was passed this week. The creation of a new corruption watchdog comes after years of government opposition to the establishment of the role and […]

Rann puts SA at forefront of renewable push

By Rob O'Brien Solar panels will be mandatory for all new and substantially refurbished government buildings from July 1 next year, Premier Mike Rann has announced.   Speaking from Copenhagen where he is chairing the international States and Regions Alliance Climate Leaders Summit, the Premier said the decision would increase South Australia’s target for renewable […]

States continue overhaul of bushfire policies

By Rob O’Brien   State Governments have continued to overhaul their policies around bushfires in the wake of the interim report by the Victorian Bushfire Commission. NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia have all endorsed a new framework, recommended by the national bushfire taskforce, to implement a ‘catastrophic’ rating, indicating that the Fire Danger […]

Rann lauds Schwarzenegger’s climate change lead

By Rob O’Brien The South Australian Premier Mike Rann has lauded the work of sub-national governments in a meeting with the Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a meeting to discuss how state and local governments can lead the way in reducing carbon pollution and embracing green energy Rann said the former body builder and […]


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