Jay Weatherill

Tesla cranks up big battery in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has completed construction of the world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO - The logo of Tesla is seen in …

Tesla

Musk's SA big battery to begin testing

Premier Jay Weatherill says Elon Musk's Tesla company has finished installing the battery powerpacks at Jamestown, in the state's mid-north, where …

Australian Labor Party

Tesla's South Australian battery to begin final testing

The big battery being built in South Australia by Elon Musk is about to undergo final testing.<p>The world's largest lithium-ion battery being built in …

Technology

3 Must Read Stories: North Korea Hits Back at U.S. Move, Fed Signals December Rate Hike, Tesla’s Australian Mega-Battery on Track

U.S President Donald Trump's decision to label North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism was “a violent infringement” upon North Korea’s dignity …

North Korea

Morning mail: Robert Mugabe's resignation sparks jubilation

Wednesday: Celebrations break out on the streets of Harare as Zimbabwe’s president finally steps down. Plus: Queensland tree clearing exposed<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 22 November.<p>Top stories<p><b>The president of Zimbabwe, Robert</b> …

Robert Mugabe

Returned servicemen among three killed in crash

The families of three men have been left devastated after a deadly crash on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.<p>Stuart Scoot, a 59-year-old from …

Australian Labor Party

Turnbull government uses modelling to pressure states on energy policy

Modelling suggests household power bills between 2020 and 2030 would be $120 a year lower, in today’s dollars, under policy<p>The Turnbull government has deployed new modelling on the national energy guarantee in an effort to step up pressure on state governments to sign up to its policy at a meeting …

Climate

Gamification: Why employers are embracing games in the workplace

Video games might once have been considered the territory of children or teenagers, but a recent study has found at least a third of us have played …

Adopt

Funding boost for SA private schools

South Australia's Catholic and Independent Schools will get a $110 million funding boost from the state government.

Education

SA opposition wants Speaker sacked

An inappropriate retweet from South Australia's parliamentary Speaker has prompted calls for him to resign or be sacked.<p>Speaker Michael Atkinson has …

Australian Labor Party

Computer game hub planned for SA

A computer game development hub will be established in Adelaide with the state government contributing $2 million towards the project that will …

Game Development

Jobs in SA: VeroGuard is bringing hundreds of jobs in Adelaide

VeroGuard Systems is bringing almost 600 jobs in northern Adelaide. The cyber security company has declared its plans to build an advanced …

Australian Labor Party

Almost 600 new jobs as cyber firm moves to SA

Australian Labor Party

Equestrian great Gillian Rolton dies of cancer

Equestrian great and dual Olympic gold medallist Gillian Rolton has died after a long battle with cancer.<p>She passed away during the Adelaide …

Australian Labor Party

Elon Musk gets ready to flick the switch in South Australia

Dusk was settling over the hills around Jamestown, three hours north of Adelaide, as a column of vehicles that included an unusual number of Tesla …

Australian Labor Party

Genetically-modified crop ban extension in South Australia to 2025 passes Upper House by single vote - ABC Rural - ABC News

South Australia is set to extend its controversial ban on the growing of genetically-modified crops until 2025 after a bill put forward by the Greens …

Agriculture

Australia vs Honduras, 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™ ASIAN QUALIFIER INTERCONTINENTAL PLAY-OFF, Round 1, 15th Nov 2017

<b>Bishkek to Bangkok; Amman to Adelaide; Saitama to Sydney; Melaka to Melbourne: Australia’s epic 2018 World Cup qualification path reaches its 22nd -</b> …

Australian Soccer

Yes vote a victory for love: Weatherill

The resounding yes vote for marriage equality is a "victory for love" and demonstrates South Australia's "natural sense of justice", Premer Jay …

Australian Labor Party

South Australian Government says cost of new power generators is confidential

The South Australian Government is refusing to say how much its new power generators will cost, dodging questions in Parliament about whether the …

Australian Labor Party

SA kills controversial bank tax

The South Australian government has abandoned its controversial bank tax.<p>Premier Jay Weatherill says the levy, designed to raise $360 million from …

Australian Labor Party

Markets Live: 'Yes' to SSM, 'No' to ASX

And that's it for Markets Live for today.<p>Thanks for reading and for your comments.<p>Special shout out to all our LGBTI readers who will soon (surely) …

Economy

SA Premier vows to push ahead with bank tax

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has vowed to push ahead with the government's controversial bank tax despite still facing an uphill battle to …

Australian Labor Party

Generators installed at former Holden site and desal plant to reduce summer blackout risk

Diesel generators designed to prevent blackouts over summer are officially ready to go in Adelaide, with the SA Government promising they can be …

Energy

Dog attack laws unleashed in SA require owners to exchange details with victims

Pet owners who fail to stop to help after their animal is involved in a dog attack would be slapped with a hefty fine under new laws proposed by the …

Australian Labor Party

BHP to hire 120 staff in SA

Leading resources company BHP will hire 120 workers in South Australia over the<p>next 12 months.<p>The company aims to recruit a broad range of workers …

Australian Labor Party

South Australia experiences dramatic fall in energy costs after gas deal

Expert says analysis shows need for more orderly transition from fossil fuels, with more notice of closure of coal plants<p>South Australia’s renewables-heavy electricity market has been turned upside down, moving from importing power to exporting it, and from having some the most expensive wholesale …

Australian Labor Party

SA premier stands by health policy

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill is standing by his government's controversial health reforms.<p>He says Transforming Health, which includes a …

Health Care

GILES PARKINSON. South Australia’s stunning transition to consumer-powered grid

<i>South Australia is already being hailed – or in some quarters</i> demonised <i>– for its leadership</i> on <i>renewable energy technology. A new report from the</i> …

Energy

SA politics big three share stage

South Australia's three political heavyweights have come together for the first time, ramping up pre-election posturing more than four months from …

Nick Xenophon

Liberal National party rule out deal with One Nation in Queensland Election

Good morning, early birds. One Nation has inked a preference deal with the Katter Australia Party, a controversial Melbourne Cup and a Coles …

Australian News