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South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.7 million people, and its population is the second most highly centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small; Mount Gambier, the second largest centre, has a population of 28,684.

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Centrelink, welfare staff barred for months from Aboriginal land

The workers, which included those from the Australian Electoral Commission, were barred from the South Australian land over a dispute with a land rights holder.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Kelley, Mayo he will, Mayo he won't

Last November Grant Kelley, the chief executive of shopping centre giant Vicinity Centres, put his family’s South Australian property on the market for more than $20 million.
The Age - Published

Videos for South Australia


Unmanned Solar Aircraft Designed To Stay Aloft For A Year Completes Successful Maiden Flig [Video]Unmanned Solar Aircraft Designed To Stay Aloft For A Year Completes Successful Maiden Flig

An unnamed solar-electric aircraft that is capable of being in the air for a year has completed its maiden flight. Built by BAE Systems subsidiary Prismatic, the Persistent High Altitude Solar Aircraft..

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

Ray Mears visits orphaned and injured koalas in Australia [Video]Ray Mears visits orphaned and injured koalas in Australia

British woodsman Ray Mears has travelled to Kangaroo Island in south Australia to visit koalas orphaned by the devastating bushfires. More than 600 koalas were brought to the island's Wildlife Park,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

More Than 10,000 Camels to Be Selectively Slaughtered in South Australia [Video]More Than 10,000 Camels to Be Selectively Slaughtered in South Australia

A massive cull of camels in drought-stricken South Australia will begin on Jan. 8.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:35Published

"He's so thirsty": koala given water in Adelaide as severe heatwave hits [Video]"He's so thirsty": koala given water in Adelaide as severe heatwave hits

A cyclist stopped to give water to a koala in Adelaide in a viral video filmed on Friday (December 27) as a heatwave continued to grip South Australia.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:31Published

 

Scott Morrison backs former SA Premier John Olsen for Liberal federal president

Former South Australian premier John Olsen has been tipped to become the new federal Liberal Party president after getting a personal nod from Scott Morrison.
SBS - Published

PM backs former SA premier for Libs role

Former South Australian premier John Olsen has been tipped to become the new federal Liberal Party president after getting a personal nod from Scott Morrison.
SBS - Published

Painter probed the dark side of beauty and celebrity

In the mid-1970s, the women's art movement in South Australia was strong, so for Annette Bezor, it was “the most fantastic time to be a female aspiring artist''.
The Age - Published

SA community calls on government to scrap planned nuclear waste dump

Protesters are venting their anger at a nuclear waste dump proposed on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.
SBS - Published

Protesters rally to stop SA nuclear dump

Protesters will rally against a nuclear waste dump proposed on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.
SBS - Published

Two coronavirus cases in SA hospital

The first two confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Australia are in isolation at hospital, a Chinese couple in their 60s who were visiting family.
SBS - Published

Fresh coronavirus cases in Victoria and SA takes Australian total to 11

Victorian health authorities have confirmed a fourth case of the deadly coronavirus, while two South Australia has confirmed more cases.
SBS - Published

South Australia farm chosen as nuclear waste dump site

A farming property on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula will become a nuclear waste dump, the federal government has announced, as opponents of the facility make a last-bid ditch to stop it.
The Age - Published Also reported by •SBS

Former Law Council president expected to claim SA Senate seat

The replacement for firebrand senator Cory Bernardi will be chosen by about 300 South Australian Liberals at a ballot on Saturday.
SBS - Published

Senior lawyer set to take SA Senate seat

The replacement for firebrand senator Cory Bernardi will be chosen by about 300 South Australian Liberals at a ballot on Saturday.
SBS - Published

SA nuclear waste dump rally site chosen

A nuclear waste dump on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula will be situated at a property at Napandee, the federal government is expected to announce.
SBS - Published

Eye surgeon James Muecke named Australian of the Year

South Australian Dr James Muecke has been named 2020 Australian of the Year for his work in preventing blindness that impacts 1 in 10 Australians.
SBS - Published

Eye doctor James Muecke named Australian of the Year for his work fighting blindness

South Australian Dr James Muecke has been named 2020 Australian of the Year award for his work in preventing blindness that impacts 1 in 10 Australians.
SBS - Published

Battle of Waterloo: How a massacre monument split the community of Elliston

A monument to the 1849 killing of Aboriginal people in a small South Australian town highlights some of the fraught issues surrounding reconciliation.
The Age - Published

Australian bushfires scathe sanctuary for rare bee species

Bees swarm around Peter Davis as he unloads his precious, buzzing cargo into their new home in a part of South Australia's Kangaroo Island that was not devastated by recent bushfires.
Reuters - Published

Senator Cory Bernardi formally resigns setting up three-way battle for seat

The Liberal party will soon select a new senator for South Australia following the formal resignation of Cory Bernardi.
SBS - Published

Ex-Liberal senator Cory Bernardi resigns

The Liberal party will soon select a new senator for South Australia following the formal resignation of Cory Bernardi.
SBS - Published

Exclusive: Tens of thousands rush to become volunteer firefighters amid bushfires

The NSW Rural Fire Service has received more than five times its usual amount of annual enquiries in less than three months, as fire services in Victoria and South Australia also report an increase in..
SBS - Published

'No way to stop these fires spreading': More properties lost on Kangaroo Island

More properties are believed to be lost after a surge in bushfire activity on South Australia's Kangaroo Island.
SBS - Published

Mental health groups are uniting to offer greater support to SA's bushfire victims

The South Australian government is bringing organisations together to support the mental health and wellbeing of bushfire victims.
SBS - Published

Long night on SA's Kangaroo Island as residents cut off by bushfires

A bushfire burning on South Australia's Kangaroo Island roared back to life overnight in at least two regions, threatening the towns of Parndana and Vivonne Bay.
SBS - Published

Mental health support for SA fire victims

The South Australian government is bringing organisations together to support the mental health and wellbeing of bushfire victims.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison corrected after slip up during Kangaroo Island tour

Scott Morrison toured South Australia's Kangaroo Island on Wednesday, but the public appearance was not without its difficult moments.
SBS - Published

Highways closed as WA bushfire persists

Authorities say the main road links between Western Australia and South Australia remain closed because of a bushfire.
SBS - Published

Bushfires close main road links between WA and South Australia

Authorities say the main road links between Western Australia and South Australia remain closed because of a bushfire.
SBS - Published

The Kangaroo Island bushfire

Two people have died in a bushfire which continues to burn uncontrolled on South Australia's Kangaroo Island.
SBS - Published Also reported by •The Age

Two people have died in the Kangaroo Island bushfires

Two people have been killed in bushfires that have ravaged large parts of South Australia's Kangaroo Island.
SBS - Published

Fire warnings in place for entirety of South Australia's Kangaroo Island

A bushfire on South Australia's Kangaroo Island has so far burned through 14,000 hectares.
SBS - Published

Fears of shifting winds as SA fire rages

A bushfire on South Australia's Kangaroo Island has so far burned through 14,000 hectares.
SBS - Published

Extreme bushfire conditions across four states in Australia

More than 150 bushfires are raging in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
SBS - Published

Holiday-makers told to leave fire region as temperatures soar across the country

Temperatures are set to soar over 40C on Monday and Tuesday in parts of Australia, increasing the fire danger in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and South Australia.
SBS - Published

Financial support extended to South Australia's volunteer firefighters

Payment arrangements for volunteer firefighters will extend to those in South Australia, the state government's emergency services minister has confirmed.
SBS - Published

South Australia's volunteer firefighters will be compensated

Payment arrangements for volunteer firefighters will extend to those in South Australia, the state government's emergency services minister has confirmed.
SBS - Published

Fireworks suspected of sparking two fires south of Adelaide

Fireworks may have been the cause of fires in South Australia as the state suffers through heatwave conditions with high fire dangers.
SBS - Published

SA investigation into fireworks blaze

Fireworks may have been the cause of fires in South Australia as the state suffers through heatwave conditions with high fire dangers.
SBS - Published

Adelaide in the grip of second heatwave, with more hot days to come

South Australia is on day two of a four-day heatwave that's likely to be felt right across the state, with temperatures to peak on Monday before a cool change.
SBS - Published

Second heatwave looms for South Australia

South Australia is set for a second summer heatwave with temperatures in some centres pushing into the mid-40s and extra efforts to protect homeless people.
SBS - Published

Firefighters warn danger set to rise in 'extreme heatwave'

Temperatures will start building across NSW and South Australia on Thursday, with extreme heatwave conditions likely for parts of the state by early next week.
SBS - Published

South Australian firefighters work around the clock ahead of high temperatures

Firefighters continue to battle the Adelaide Hills bushfire before a heatwave expected later in the week, with the warning level downgraded to the lowest level.
SBS - Published

South Australian fireys race against time to beat blaze before Boxing Day heatwave hits

Firefighters will battle the Adelaide Hills bushfire on Thursday before a heatwave hits the region later in the week.
SBS - Published

'Fires don't discriminate': South Australian firefighters battle through the day

South Australian Country Fire Service crews continued to battle the Adelaide Hills bushfire on Christmas Day in an effort to finally bring it under control.
SBS - Published

PM says South Australian bushfire is 'torture' for victims

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has visited Adelaide Hills in South Australia where a devastating bushfire continues to burn.
SBS - Published

Bushfires hit emergency level on Sydney's outskirts; one dead in South Australia

Catastrophic conditions fueled massive bushfires across Australia's New South Wales state on Saturday, with three blazes around Sydney burning at emergency level, while in South Australia one person..
Reuters - Published

'Tip of the iceberg': Second death confirmed in Adelaide bushfires

A second person has been found dead after South Australia's day of devastating bushfires and the state's Premier fears more bodies will be discovered.
The Age - Published

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