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November 2020

October 2020

23 Oct 2020

Federal Parliament

New arts building for Mount Barker Waldorf School

Last week, I was very pleased to view the impressive new arts building at Mount Barker Waldorf School ahead of its opening today. My commitments in Canberra for Budget Estimates...
23 Oct 2020

Federal Parliament

Men's Sheds Grants now open

Men’s Sheds across Mayo have been invited to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme (NSDP). Funded by the Federal Government...
23 Oct 2020

Federal Parliament

2020-21 Federal Budget: Delivering for Mayo

The Federal Government is investing in major transport infrastructure projects for the electorate of Mayo as part of our economic recovery plan.  Key investments include: - $200 million for the Hahndorf Township...

June 2020

February 2020

10 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

Andrew McLachlan Makes Senate Debut | The Advertiser

The Advertiser SOUTH Australia’s newest Liberal senator will make his federal parliamentary debut today. Former state Upper House president, Andrew McLachlan, will be sworn in to the federal Upper House...
6 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

ON Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, president of the Legislative Council. In the afternoon at Parliament House, the Governor...
3 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

Stephens tip as MP Switches to Senate | The Advertiser

Daniel Wills | The Advertiser LONG-serving conservative Liberal MP Terry Stephens is poised to take over as Upper House president, after a ceremonial reopening of Parliament this week that the...
3 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

Strewth | The Australian

Alice Workmam | The Australian Upper hand Cory Bernardi’s replacement could make an early appearance in Canberra this week, boosting the government’s upper house numbers to 36 (out of 76)...
2 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

Libs Fill Cory’s SA Senate Position | The Advertiser

Matt Smith | The Advertiser LIBERAL Party members have selected former army officer Andrew McLachlan to replace Cory Bernardi in the Senate. Mr McLachlan, pictured, the President of the South...
1 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

SA Senator Selected | Channel 9 News

Channel 9 News Cory Bernardi’s resignation from federal politics has made way for the president of South Australia’s Legislative Council, Andrew McLachlan, today chosen by the state Liberals to fill...
1 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

Andrew McLachlan to replace Cory Bernardi | Channel 7 News

Channel 7 News State President of the Legislative Council Liberal member Andrew McLachlan has been endorsed by an overwhelming majority to replace controversial figure Cory Bernardi in the federal senate...
1 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

Off the Record | The Advertiser

With Michael McGuire & Paul Starick | The Advertiser Sales Job Lawyer Morry Bailes is going all out to win the Senate seat vacated by departing ex-Lib Cory Bernardi. Bailes...

January 2020

31 Jan 2020

State Parliament

Lib Factions Declare War as McLachlan Closes on Senate | InDaily

Tom Richardson | InDaily Factional infighting has exploded ahead of tomorrow’s state Liberal ballot to decide South Australia’s newest senator, with the party’s dominant Right faction “split” and conservative insiders...
25 Jan 2020

State Parliament

Off the Record

With Michael McGuire & Paul Starick | The Advertiser To the right, quick march LOYALTIES are being tested in the ascendant conservative wing of the SA Liberal Party, as a...
23 Jan 2020

State Parliament

150 Volunteers Join BlazeAid | The Weekender Herald

Herald News BlazeAid teams are working to clear fire debris and rebuild fences across the district with a large team of volunteers from around the state with some volunteers from...
21 Jan 2020

State Parliament

Bernardi Makes Resignation Official | The Advertiser

Paul Osborne | The Advertiser INDEPENDENT South Australian senator Cory Bernardi has formally resigned from Parliament, setting up a threeway Liberal preselection battle. Mr Bernardi was elected as a Liberal...
21 Jan 2020

State Parliament

Bernardi Leaves Parliament | The Australian

Greg Brown | The Australian Liberal turncoat Cory Bernardi has formally resigned from parliament, with his exit set to bolster the government’s numbers in the Senate when parliament begins next...
16 Jan 2020

State Parliament

Council President Visits Whyalla | Whyalla News

Louis Mayfield | Whyalla News VISITOR: South Australian Legislative Council President Andrew McLachlan was in town on Tuesday. Having spent most of his week helping the recovery efforts in the...

December 2019

23 Dec 2019

State Parliament

Bushfire Press Conference | ABC Radio Adelaide

Steven Marshall, Premier | ABC RADIO ADELAIDE The Premier: Good afternoon and welcome to Woodside. Today I’m accompanying His Excellency, The Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia on...
18 Dec 2019

State Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

ON Tuesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members and volunteers of The Rose Society of South Australia. In the evening, His Excellency the Governor...
7 Dec 2019

State Parliament

Off the Record | The Advertiser

With Michael McGuire & Paul Starick | The Advertiser Deepest Red OUTGOING Senator Cory Bernardi departed politics with an equanimity at odds with his confrontational style. A highlight of his...
7 Dec 2019

State Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council. Later at Torrensville, Mrs Le attended the Thebarton...
1 Dec 2019

State Parliament

AMOSA Visit to Parliament House | The Exhibitor

Major Christopher Roe | The Exhibitor On 18 September it was time for another Museum Field Day; an activity where we arrange for a visit by our volunteers to interesting...

October 2019

24 Oct 2019

State Parliament

Huge wait for crucial services | The Stock Journal

Mel Kitschke | The Stock Journal RURAL South Australians struggling with mental health issues are waiting up to 12 months to see a psychologist in their local area. The alarming...
12 Oct 2019

State Parliament

Off the Record | The Advertiser

With Michael McGuire & Paul Starick | The Advertiser Cooking Up The sweet tooths of parliament are lining up again at next weekend’s Coonalpyn Show. Riverlander Tim Whetstone’s chocolate mud...
5 Oct 2019

State Parliament

Off the Record | The Advertiser

With Michael McGuire & Paul Starick | The Advertiser Breaking the house rules If you have had the misfortune to wander down North Terrace and popped your head into parliament...

September 2019

14 Sep 2019

State Parliament

Off the Record | The Advertiser

With Michael McGuire & Paul Starick | The Advertiser Play Time FORMER TechInSA chief Joe Thorp has landed a gig on the board of the State Theatre Company. Thorp, pictured...
5 Sep 2019

State Parliament

Meet the power-brokers of the New Adelaide | CityMag

Tom Richards In our work as journalists, we have the privilege of meeting and reporting on citizens who possess the power and agency to influence the future of Adelaide. We’ve...
1 Sep 2019

State Parliament

Next generation learns leadership ropes | Grains Producer

Alistair Lawson | Grains Producer Eight of the grain industry’s rising stars are boosting their leadership skills as part of the first intake of Grain Producers SA’s newly-established Emerging Leaders...

August 2019

17 Aug 2019

State Parliament

Off the Record | The Advertiser

With Michael McGuire & Paul Starick | The Advertiser Form an orderly queue, please: Cory’s seat up for grabs It’s only three months on from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s unexpected...
15 Aug 2019

State Parliament

State MPs join $200k club | The Advertiser

Adam Langenberg | Political Reporter Welfare group says hike in Newstart should follow SOUTH Australian MPs will be paid more than $200,000 for the first time, as Premier Steven Marshall’s...
8 Aug 2019

State Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

ON Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.In the afternoon at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the...

July 2019

May 2019

9 May 2019

State Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

ON Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly. Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan...
7 May 2019

State Parliament

SA’s secret (dinner) service | The Advertiser

DANIEL WILLS | STATE POLITICAL EDITOR FINANCIAL details of State Parliament’s in-house catering service have been withheld from SA’s budget watchdog, who says MPs fall short of the “accountability” standard...

March 2019

14 Mar 2019

State Parliament

Council president visits Whyalla | Whyalla News

Louis Mayfield | Whyalla News FOR the first time a leader of the South Australian Legislative Council has visited Whyalla, with current President Andrew McLachlan meeting Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin...

December 2018

23 Dec 2018

State Parliament

Kicked-out Kouts is our most ejected MP | The Sunday Mail

Adam Langenberg | The Sunday Mail LABOR frontbencher Tom Koutsantonis is South Australia’s naughtiest MP, booted from State Parliament by Speaker Vincent Tarzia once in every three sitting days. Mr...
18 Dec 2018

State Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

ON MONDAY afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Breandán Ó Caollaí, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ireland, and Ms Carmel Callan...
13 Dec 2018

State Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

ON Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council. Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia...
4 Dec 2018

State Parliament

Parliament on Facebook | The Advertiser

The Advertiser QUESTION Time in State Parliament will today be streamed live on Facebook for the first time, as MPs seek to reach a bigger audience. Speaker Vincent Tarzia said...

November 2018

29 Nov 2018

State Parliament

Editorial | The Border Watch

Editorial | The Border Watch THIS week’s backbench revolt against the State Government’s mining bill will see South East MP Nick McBride’s name lodged in the state’s modern political history...
22 Nov 2018

State Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

ON WEDNESDAY morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council. Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia...
15 Nov 2018

State Parliament

La quinta edizione del Premio Beato Pino Puglisi | Il Globo

Emma Luxardo | Il Globo L’evento organizzato dall’Associazione Jus Vitae insieme alla Federazione Calabresi del SA La quinta edizione del Premio Beato Pino Puglisi ADELAIDE – Sabato 3 novembre, presso...

October 2018

30 Oct 2018

State Parliament

Potential parliament breach dismissed | The Border Watch

Raquel Mustillo | Border Watch A POTENTIAL breach in parliamentary rules regarding the identical nature of independent MP Troy Bell and Greens MLC Mark Parnell was dismissed by Legislative Council...
25 Oct 2018

State Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

Vice-Regal ON WEDNESDAY morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, president of the Legislative Council. Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Vincent...

September 2018

28 Sep 2018

State Parliament

Harry Potter Night in the Chamber of Secrets | InDaily

Tom Richardson | Notes on Adelaide In today’s Notes on Adelaide: questions about whether the Attorney-General breached the ICAC Act, the escapades of a self-referential minister – and did the...

August 2018

July 2018

27 Jul 2018

State Parliament

Fracking vote ‘shame’ | Border Watch

Raquel Mustillo | Border Watch Vocal Protesters thrown out of parliament “SHAME” was the war cry of the 30-strong contingent of protesters after Liberal Party members crossed the floor to...
26 Jul 2018

State Parliament

Fury over fracking ban vote | The Advertiser

Adam Langberg | The Advertiser A GROUP of anti-fracking campaigners from the state’s South-East reacted with fury in Parliament yesterday after the Government refused to legislate its 10-year ban on...

June 2018

14 Jun 2018

State Parliament

Vice-Regal | The Advertiser

Vice-Regal YESTERDAY morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council. Later Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for...

May 2018

28 May 2018

State Parliament

President’s unusual move | The Advertiser

Adam Langenberg | The Advertiser UPPER House President Andrew McLachlan has declared he will not attend any Liberal partyroom meetings to ensure he is seen as independent in the prestigious...
8 May 2018

State Parliament

Trade debate reaches parliament | South Eastern Times

Raquel Mustillo | South Eastern Times MILLICENT’S shop trading hour debate has made its way to State Parliament, with former treasurer Tom Koutsantonis using the first sitting day to take...
4 May 2018

State Parliament

First day of Parliament | ABC Radio Adelaide

The Spin Cycle | ABC Radio Adelaide Parliament was back yesterday and Ali is not a big fan of Vincent Tarzia’s acting. He’s not going to win the Laurence Olivier...

April 2018

13 Apr 2018

State Parliament

Crunch on the pollie waffles | The Advertiser

Lauren Novak | The Advertiser MINISTERS will have to provide answers to Opposition questions within a month as part of changes to make Parliament more accountable. It will be introduced...
6 Apr 2018

State Parliament

‘Expert’ who quit rehired | The Advertiser

Adam Langenberg | The Advertiser A HIGH-RANKING bureaucrat who quit after damning criticism of his department’s handling of child sexual abuse has been appointed as Treasurer Rob Lucas’ chief of...

March 2018

27 Mar 2018

State Parliament

Nukes under the Hood | The Advertiser

Daniel Wills, Paul Starick | The Advertiser NEW Liberal MP Dennis Hood will agitate for the State Government to revive plans to store high-level nuclear waste in SA, after abandoning...
26 Mar 2018

State Parliament

SA Libs together for first time since poll | AAP

Tim Dornin | AAP After seeing off the challenge from Nick Xenophon at the state election, Liberal Vincent Tarzia is set to be the next speaker of the South Australian...

February 2018

6 Feb 2018

State Parliament

Retained specialists key to good health | Border Watch

Raquel Mustillo | Border Watch Wade outlines $20m Liberal country investment for medical professionals RECRUITING and retaining resident specialists was the topic of discussion at last week’s Liberal Party health...

January 2018

26 Jan 2018

State Parliament

Power to the HACs | Murray Pioneer

POWER TO THE HACs | Celeste Newbery STATE Liberal spokesperson for health Stephen Wade says the party will give more power to local health advisory councils (HAC) if elected in...
24 Jan 2018

State Parliament

McColl campaign officially launched | The Bunyip

TOM STAGGARD | The Bunyip LIBERAL candidate for Light Karen McColl officially launched her election campaign over the weekend, as she ramps up preparations for the state election in March...

December 2017

28 Dec 2017

State Parliament

Foundations lost in new city buildings | The Advertiser

ANDREW MCLACHLAN | COMMENT PUBLIC architecture reflects the community at the time of its construction. When our children reflect on this era they may view our recent modernist constructions as...
2 Dec 2017

State Parliament

Legal loophole fuels secrecy | The Advertiser

SHERADYN HOLDERHEAD | POLITICAL REPORTER THE public’s right to know is being thwarted by a legal loophole that allows State Government Ministers and police to hide sensitive documents from public...

November 2017

15 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Culture Clubbed | The Advertiser

CULTURE CLUBBED | PENNY DEBELLE SA HEALTH has been condemned for its “culture of blame, fear of retribution and inertia” in a parliamentary report that also highlighted the role of...

September 2017

29 Sep 2017

State Parliament

Liberal’s ding dong over Bell | The Advertiser

ADAM LANGENBERG | POLITICAL REPORTER A LIBERAL backbencher has delivered a tirade at Labor for accepting the “vote of a child pornographer” after he was quizzed about when he knew...

August 2017

11 Aug 2017

State Parliament

Palenstine state jilted | The Advertiser

SOUTH Australia’s Upper House has rejected a push to recognise a Palestinian state, after a last-minute change of heart from Nick Xenophon Team MP John Darley. SA’s Lower House became...
7 Aug 2017

State Parliament

SA’s Palestine push on the edge | The Advertiser

DANIEL WILLS A CONTROVERSIAL SA Upper House push from Labor and the Greens that calls for rapid recognition of a Palestinian state could be defeated, amid a last-minute push from...

July 2017

26 Jul 2017

State Parliament

MP’s move to back Palestine | The Advertiser

DANIEL WILLS | STATE POLITICAL EDITOR SOUTH Australia’s Upper House is set to call for immediate moves to recognise a Palestinian state, amid a groundswell within Labor to soften its...

May 2017

31 May 2017

State Parliament

Hope for sex work Bill | Adelaide Advertiser

By ADAM LANGENBERG STATE Parliament could vote on decriminalising sex work within months after an Upper House committee recommended South Australia become the second state to do so. Liberal MLC...
19 May 2017

State Parliament

No reform for Rau | Adelaide Advertiser

By Sheradyn Holderhead ATTORNEY-GENERAL John Rau has walked away from his controversial plan to force accused criminals to reveal key details of their case before trial. The Opposition and crossbenchers...

April 2017

February 2017

7 Feb 2017

State Parliament

Review details sought | The Border Watch

Review details sought By Sandra Morello7 Feb 2017, 11:30 p.m. CALL FOR ACTION: Liberal health spokesperson Stephen Wade flanked by colleagues Troy Bell and Andrew McLachlan calls on Country Health...

January 2017

November 2016

24 Nov 2016

State Parliament

I’m entitled to this new role | The Advertiser

SEAN FEWSTER ADAM LANGENBERG ATTORNEY-GENERAL John Rau says he was “entitled” to apply be a Senior Counsel – but those who must be consulted about the honour learned of his...
15 Nov 2016

State Parliament

Commissioner’s plea to protect whistleblowers | The Advertiser

Sheradyn Holderhead WHISTLEBLOWERS should be able to turn to the media to reveal corruption or malpractice to ensure issues are uncovered, the state’s anticorruption watchdog says. Independent Commissioner Against Corruption...

October 2016

9 Oct 2016

State Parliament

Stark Reality of Sex Work | Sunday Mail

Lauren Novak | Political Reporter THE “reality” of sex work in Adelaide has been graphically detailed to MPs preparing to make recommendations about whether the state should decriminalise prostitution. In...
8 Oct 2016

State Parliament

Off the Record | The Advertiser

A politician getting caught on a sex tour would normally be something of a sackable offence. Especially if pictures come to light. But Labor’s Tung Ngo, Liberal Andrew McLachlan and...

September 2016

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December 2015

31 Dec 2015

State Parliament

Bikie Laws SA | ABC News

Five alleged Hells Angels members are the first to be charged under controversial new “guilt by association” laws in South Australia. The legislation came into force during August and restricts...

August 2015

3 Aug 2015

State Parliament

Bikie Bill | Article | InDaily

By Max Opray The State Government has been slammed for rushing anti-bikie laws through parliament late last week, just months before three parliamentary inquiries into organised crime legislation are due...

July 2015

30 Jul 2015

State Parliament

Bikie Bill | ABC News Article

By Tom Fedorowytsch Ten bikie clubs operating in South Australia are expected to be declared criminal organisations in a matter of days after controversial legislation passed the state’s Parliament.The bill...

March 2015

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