Media Releases

Labor keeps e-scooter legislation in the slow lane

Feb 21, 2024  |  media release

More than a year after the Liberal Opposition introduced a Bill into Parliament that would have allowed private e-scooters to be used in public spaces – it’s been revealed government legislation to legalise the devices may not come into effect for another year.

Labor’s sky-high hypocrisy at new TTP Park ‘n’ Ride

Feb 19, 2024  |  media release

In a hugely hypocritical move, Peter Malinauskas is charging for parking at the new Park ‘n’ Ride facility at Tea Tree Plaza – despite introducing laws preventing fees at the shopping centre car park right across the road.

No-notes-Kouts raises probity alarm over Madrid meeting

Feb 15, 2024  |  media release

Tom Koutsantonis and Department for Infrastructure and Transport boss Jon Whelan met with Acciona in Madrid while the foreign multinational company was on the shortlist to win the $120 million Majors Rd contract – and no notes from the meeting were ever recorded.

Tom Koutsantonis, DIT held meetings “outside of established procurement process arrangements”

Feb 12, 2024  |  media release

Infrastructure and Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis – and his department – have come under fire from the Auditor-General for keeping a probity advisor in the dark over three meetings relating to regional bus service contracts.

Siege and fire at housing trust complex as police respond 22 times in 35 days

Jan 28, 2024  |  media release

The Opposition is concerned Peter Malinauskas has gone soft on public housing tenants who do the wrong thing, with one Hectorville complex alone accumulating 22 police reports in just 35 days.

Labor’s hypocrisy as Peter Malinauskas backs in Keolis Downer to run extended bus network

Jan 19, 2024  |  media release

Peter Malinauskas has backflipped on Labor’s criticism of Keolis Downer’s ability to run the public transport network in South Australia by awarding the private operator a new eight-year contract for regional bus services

Labor’s e-scooter confusion cruises through summer

Jan 04, 2024  |  media release

Almost a year after the Opposition introduced a Bill into Parliament that would have made private e-scooters legal to ride in public spaces in South Australia – local retailers say customers remain unhappy and confused over local laws.

Calls to curb a Christmas crisis on SA roads

Dec 20, 2023  |  media release

Just five days out from Christmas – traditionally one of the busiest periods on South Australia’s roads – the Opposition is calling on the Malinauskas Labor Government to make road safety a higher priority.

Rollout of mobile phone detection cameras faces delay… and budget blowout

Dec 14, 2023  |  media release

Mobile phone detection cameras (MPDC) - to deter dangerous driving amid one of South Australia’s worst road tolls in two decades - will be delayed and not fully functional until March 2025 following impacts to the “project’s critical path”.

Hoons ride on easy street as Labor pumps the brakes on crushing cars

Dec 10, 2023  |  media release

Hoons and other dangerous drivers are being let off the hook, with the number of crushed cars and motorcycles dropping by a significant amount - despite South Australia’s surging road toll which is one of the worst in decades.