2018 South Australian State Election

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Who will receive your first preference vote in the 2018 State Election?

Poll ended at Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:28 am

Labor
36
73%
Liberal
5
10%
SA Best
2
4%
Greens
1
2%
Nationals
0
No votes
Conservatives
2
4%
Dignity
2
4%
One Nation
0
No votes
Independent
0
No votes
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes: 49

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2018 South Australian State Election

#1 Post by [Shuz] » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:28 am

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#2 Post by Ben » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:41 am

I thought One Nation hadn't registered in time so won't be running?

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#3 Post by Nort » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:08 am

Not casting my vote yet because I haven't decided yet. I vote Greens federally, but on the state level I love what the state government has been doing lately.

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#4 Post by HiTouch » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:55 am

I only go with Meme Lords. So stupid that Clive isnt in it this year.
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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#5 Post by Nathan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:24 am

Nort wrote:
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Not casting my vote yet because I haven't decided yet. I vote Greens federally, but on the state level I love what the state government has been doing lately.
I'm on board with what Labor has been doing lately too and want them to be in government, buuuuuut Greens will get my first preference. Simply because I dislike the SDA's chosen one being parachuted into my electorate.

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#6 Post by JAKJ » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:02 pm

Labor. I'm from a background/ demographic that should be liberal but what interests me are positive outcomes for the state in what amounts to very difficult structural economic conditions that have faced SA since the 80s.

From an economic perspective, we don't have the East coast's natural advantages in population or the resource advantages of the West so we need to take risks in pursuing areas of specialisation and differentiation (e.g. renewables and biotech/ med). Labor has been reasonably effective in that last decade in pursing this strategy, much more so than the Olsen government that proceeded it, and raising our state's profile globally in these areas which is necessary to attract external investment in a competitive and crowded capital market.

Further, the opposition (liberals/ Xenephon) can offer no coherent long-term strategy and seem to be focused on short-term political opportunism and returning Adelaide/ SA to a non-competitive conservative economic model where we would be in danger of becoming the next Tasmania.

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#7 Post by Waewick » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:01 pm

So erm, can you list some of that external investment that isnt federally funded or subsidised by the SA Govt in the first place?



Its nice to see you dont want to end up like Tasmania given thats pretty much the only place under us in most economic terms.


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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#8 Post by JAKJ » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:46 pm

Basically every renewables project built/ under construction/ under planning (even if there was some level of State government facilitation or investment) are largely funded by interstate and overseas capital.

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#9 Post by Spurdo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:11 pm

JAKJ wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Basically every renewables project built/ under construction/ under planning (even if there was some level of State government facilitation or investment) are largely funded by interstate and overseas capital.
I'm fairly sure that renewable energy projects are subsidized by the federal government

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#10 Post by JAKJ » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:52 pm

Some are, some aren't but even were state and federal subsidies exist the balance (and typically the majority) is private capital.

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#11 Post by Norman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:15 pm

Wrap-up of election promises from today:
SA election: Labor promises $2 billion infrastructure plan if re-elected
By Tom Fedorowytsch and staff
Updated about an hour ago

A $2 billion infrastructure package has been promised as a centrepiece of Labor's re-election hopes for the March 17 election in South Australia.

Premier Jay Weatherill told a launch function at the Adelaide Convention Centre a fifth-term Labor government would remove seven level crossings, further extend tram lines across Adelaide and build a bulk commodity port on Spencer Gulf.

Level crossings which would go:
  • Marion and Cross roads, Plympton Park (Tram)
  • Goodwood Road, Goodwood (Tram)
  • Cross Road, Westbourne Park
  • Brighton Road, Hove
  • Trimmer Parade/Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton
  • Park Terrace, Salisbury
  • Torrens Road, Ovingham
"This package, which guarantees a continuous pipeline of work for the construction industry, will create 1,700 jobs every year over the coming four years and build on Labor's record of delivering world-class infrastructure," he said.

"[We will remove] seven of the most dangerous and congested train and tram level crossings across Adelaide, expand our city tram network and establish a multi-use bulk commodity port in the Spencer Gulf."

Labor said its level crossing upgrades would be entirely funded from state budgets, not dependant on federal money.

The South Australian Freight Council said a new deep water port would offer significant benefits for the mining and farm sectors.

Council executive officer Evan Knapp said both sectors had long been urging improvements to benefit the Eyre Peninsula-Upper Spencer Gulf region.

"There are several mining ventures in the region that could potentially benefit from a new deep water export facility now," he said.

"[There are] more large projects in the development pipeline — like Iron Road's Central Eyre iron project and OZ Minerals' Carrapateena copper project."

Mr Knapp said a deep water facility would allow massive ships into the region.

Opposition Leader Steven Marshall said Labor had made numerous deep port promises over the years.

"I think this is Labor going back to the old campaign ideas drawer," he said.


Liberals' first 100 days pledge
At a news conference, Mr Marshall has outlined how a Liberal government would spend its first 100 days in office.

He said efforts to lower payroll tax, dissolve the TAFE SA board and ban fracking in the south-east of South Australia would start in his first week as premier.

"What you're going to get from the Liberal Party is not talk, but action — action straight away, day one of a Liberal government," he said.

Mr Marshall expressed confidence all the members of his current shadow cabinet would be re-elected and serve as ministers in their current portfolio areas.

"We will be not only be creating charter letters for each of our ministers, identifying what they need to be delivering on, but we're going to be publishing these to the public," he said.

"People need to see a government that is going to be held accountable and responsible for real action for the people of South Australia."

He said the public and the media could hold a Liberal government to its plan.

First 100 days priorities outlined by Mr Marshall included:
  • Preparing legislation to extend shop trading hours and cap council rates
  • Starting a $100 million battery subsidy scheme to benefit 40,000 homes
  • Announcing parliamentary sitting dates and working on the next state budget
  • Preparing to set up a state productivity commission
  • Rezoning the Repatriation Hospital Adelaide site as a health precinct

Emergency levy relief promised
Nick Xenophon said if SA Best achieved the balance of power beyond the election, active emergency services volunteers would receive a full rebate on the emergency services levy (ESL) they paid.

He said for a volunteer and family with a house valued at $430,000, the rebate would achieve a saving of about $270 annually.

Mr Marshall was sceptical of his political opponent's move.

"Again it's thought-bubble politics from Nick Xenophon. He hasn't spoken to the volunteers, they're not actually calling for this," he said.

Mr Weatherill was also dismissive.

"It's up to Nick to explain these things and how he's going to pay for them," he said.

SA Best also promised to match a Liberal pledge to reduce annual ESL bills for the wider community.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-18/s ... an/9459128
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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#12 Post by Waewick » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:21 pm

2 billion hey.

Thats a pretty big ESL increase right there.

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#13 Post by [Shuz] » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:22 pm

Great agenda. The level crossing removal program has been hugely popular in Victoria and would be popular here as well.

No mention of what tram lines would be extended though?
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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#14 Post by Norman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:25 pm

[Shuz] wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Great agenda. The level crossing removal program has been hugely popular in Victoria and would be popular here as well.

No mention of what tram lines would be extended though?
My guess is they will finally release the final or draft tram business case and then announce routes then.

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Re: 2018 South Australian State Election

#15 Post by Will409 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:00 pm

Norman wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:25 pm
[Shuz] wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Great agenda. The level crossing removal program has been hugely popular in Victoria and would be popular here as well.

No mention of what tram lines would be extended though?
My guess is they will finally release the final or draft tram business case and then announce routes then.
I think I have some Sunday afternoon reading for you Norman. Attached are the links to the various Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) reports for the proposed network as well as line by line.

AdeLINK MCA:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... lowres.pdf

Route Selection MCA:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... L_LIST.pdf

CityLINK MCA:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... lowres.pdf

EastLINK MCA:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... _FINAL.pdf

ProspectLINK MCA:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... _FINAL.pdf

WestLINK MCA:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... _FINAL.pdf

PortLINK MCA:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... _FINAL.pdf

UnleyLINK MCA:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... _FINAL.pdf

AdeLINK Artists Impression:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... e_only.pdf

AdeLINK Route Maps:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... s_Maps.pdf

Route Indentification Process:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... rocess.pdf

Study Process:
http://infrastructure.sa.gov.au/__data/ ... _steps.pdf

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