Abbott to woo SA on jobs and spending

Abbott to woo SA on jobs and spending

AAP After months of frosty relations between the federal and South Australian governments over funding for infrastructure and job creation projects, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Premier Jay Weatherill appear to be finally on the same page. Mr Abbott said his message to South Australia was to banish pessimism and defeatism and if he had a wish, it would be "to see this state restored to being an…

Australian Markets

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Company Finances

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