South Australia’s Premier, Steven Marshall has held a press conference in Mawson Lakes to discuss Raytheon Australia’s Centre for Joint Integration – their first production facility in the nation.
The project has created 200 construction jobs since the sod was turned in March 2019, and a further 300 ongoing jobs across the defence industry will be created once the facility is complete.
He also provided an update on the State Cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of several MPs yesterday.
Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone and Transport Minister, Stephan Knoll, Tourism Minister, David Ridgeway, and President of the Legislative Council, Terry Stephens have all resigned from the positions.
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Mr Marshall has confirmed that he will be making his decision in the next 24 hours.
“As soon as I’ve made them, the public will be informed,” he says.
Repeating sentiments from Sunday’s announcement, Mr Marshall says that the Country MPs Allowance situation has been an “unacceptable distraction.”
“What the people of SA want is a government that is getting on with the real challenges.”
This follows the announcement that Victoria has recorded more than 500 new COVID-19 infections and six COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours.
“My focus is on making sure we protect the people of SA, and more importantly, we protect the economy,” he says.
Mr Marshall also confirmed that he will not be announcing the new cabinet today, but that they are “moving vey quickly,” to make decisions.
The Transition Committee will be meeting again tomorrow and on Friday with further changes likely announced in accordance with the rising COVID-19 cases in Victoria.
More to come.