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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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Smoke blankets Sydney, out-of-control bushfires threaten Victorian homes

Hot and windy conditions are plaguing South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, with catastrophic fire danger ratings in place for parts of the country.
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Out-of-control bushfire threatens Victorian homes as smoke chokes Sydney

Hot and windy conditions are plaguing South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, with catastrophic fire danger ratings in place for parts of the country.
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'Code Red' fire danger declared in Victoria as smoke haze continues to choke Sydney

Hot and windy conditions are plaguing South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, with catastrophic fire danger ratings in place for parts of the country.
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More than 100 SA schools closed ahead of 'catastrophic' bushfire conditions

Schools and parks in South Australia will be closed on Wednesday as the state prepares for catastrophic fire danger conditions, while NSW firefighters get a brief reprieve.
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Tired firefighters get brief NSW reprieve

Weather conditions are set to aid firefighting efforts across NSW but authorities say hot winds will blow in from South Australia in the coming days.
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The remote South Australian dialysis unit keeping Aboriginal patients on country

Some Aboriginal dialysis patients of the remote APY Lands used to have to move over a thousand kilometres away from their community to get treatment, but this centre is helping them stay on country.
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'Motivated by a genuine compassion': South Australian cannabis supplier spared conviction

An Adelaide woman spared a conviction after she supplied medicinal cannabis to people suffering from chronic pain says her case highlights the need for law reform.
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South Australian woman has conviction for being IS member overturned

South Australian woman Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif, who was convicted of being a member of a terrorist group, has had her conviction overturned on appeal.
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SA woman's terror conviction overturned

South Australian woman Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif, who was convicted of being a member of a terrorist group, has had her conviction overturned on appeal.
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'There’s no hope': Emotional testimony as Newstart inquiry hits Adelaide

A Senate committee has heard emotional testimony from South Australians living on the government’s unemployment benefit.
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'They stole half my life': South Australia's push for pokies to accept notes slammed

The South Australian government’s plan to allow poker machines to accept notes, instead of just coins, has been labelled as “dangerous”. Other states have done it but there are fears it could..
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The best weekends away in South Australia

From scenic retreats to picturesque properties found among the state's rolling hills, South Australia's short-break offerings are legendary – and often boast some of the country's finest produce.
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My Weekend Away: winemaker Louisa Rose

Head winemaker at Yalumba, Louisa Rose reveals where to enjoy South Australia's best locally produced food and wine.
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Regional visa changes mean more skilled migrants moving to South Australia

The number of regional visas being granted to migrants is rising with states like South Australia using the boom to fill acute skills shortages, far outpacing the growth in New South Wales and..
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'I thought I was on my own out there': SOS message led police to missing Adelaide camper

An SOS message scrawled in dirt and captured on CCTV led police to a woman missing for three days in dense South Australian bushland.
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South Australia's food charities can't meet demand

More than 130,000 South Australians are seeking food aid each month, with women the worst- affected, and charities can't help them all.
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Police investigating man videoed stoning a wombat

The video shows a man, believed to be an off-duty police officer, chasing after and stoning a wombat on a remote road in South Australia.
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'Natural ingredients and bush tucker' as Aboriginal students take over Adelaide fine dining

A group of students from across South Australia are being given training using native ingredients to set them up for careers in hospitality.
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Aboriginal students are being given free hospitality training at top Adelaide restaurants

A group of students from across South Australia are being given training using native ingredients to set them up for careers in hospitality.
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SA to ban snapper fishing from Nov 1

The South Australian government has announced snapper fishing will be banned across the state as of November 1.
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South Australian government to found indigenous football academy

The South Australian government has committed $100,000 to establish the state's first football academy for Aboriginal students in years 10-12.
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South Australian butcher refuses to remove 'non halal' sign after it was found to be offensive

An advertising regulation body found that the sign implied Islamic dietary practices were "not Australian".
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'Ageist' South Australia tourism campaign cops social media backlash

A new ad promoting South Australia as a tourist destination has been criticised on social media.
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Metal nail found in South Australia strawberry punnet

South Australian police says a nail has been found in a punnet of strawberries purchased north of Adelaide.
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Nail found in strawberries in SA

South Australian police says a nail has been found in a punnet of strawberries purchased north of Adelaide.
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SA family's shark attack bravery rewarded

A father and son from South Australia will be recognised in this year's Australian Bravery Awards for their actions during a shark attack.
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Tense scenes as protesters attend Liberal AGM

A peaceful demonstration has turned violent outside a gathering of Liberal Party figures in South Australia.
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Woman killed, pier destroyed and roof torn off in wild weather

Damaging winds and heavy rain has lashed parts of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, leaving one woman dead and a trail of damage.
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SA wind farm operators taken to court over blackout

The Australian Energy Regulator has launched court action against four wind farm operators over South Australia's statewide blackout in 2016.
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SA blackout blows wind farms into court

The Australian Energy Regulator has launched court action against four wind farm operators over South Australia's statewide blackout in 2016.
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Energy regulator facing court action over 2016 South Australia blackout

The Australian Energy Regulator has launched court action against four wind farm operators over South Australia's statewide blackout in 2016.
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Court action over 2016 SA blackout

The Australian Energy Regulator has launched court action against four wind farm operators over South Australia's statewide blackout in 2016.
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'Stolen' Indigenous remains reburied in South Australia

The remains of eleven Kaurna Indigenous people have been buried in Adelaide's south after being held in museums in the UK and South Australia.
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Kaurna Aboriginal remains returned to SA

The remains of eleven Kaurna old people have been buried in Adelaide's south after being held in museums in the UK and South Australia.
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SA may look to cull 'pest' species

A South Australian parliamentary committee has recommended urgent action to cut the number of overabundant animals, including kangaroos and koalas.
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Winds, rain, hail during South Aust storm

South Australia is being hit by one of its biggest storms of 2019 with winds, with the SES responding to at 76 incidents across the state.
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SA urged to restart treaty process

The South Australian opposition has urged the state government to restart the treaty process with indigenous communities.
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ALP wants flu review in SA after 82 deaths

South Australia's opposition says there are serious concerns about the government's handling of the state's horror flu season which has killed 82 people.
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Flu deaths in South Australia rise to 82

SA Health says 82 people have now died from the flu this year.
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New police unit to target cybercrime in SA

A new South Australian police division will focus on cybercrime and financial fraud as criminals increasingly use technology to commit crimes.
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Fatal SA plane crash investigation resumes

Investigators will return to the scene of a fatal plane crash in South Australie where a pilot and a female passenger died.
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New campaign for 'horror' SA flu season

The South Australian government has launched a new flu awareness campaign as the state's "horror" flu season continues.
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Two dead after light plane crashes in South Australia

A Queensland pilot and his passenger are dead after a light plane crash in remote South Australia.
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Two Queenslanders die in SA plane crash

An air exclusion zone has been established around the site of a light plane crash in remote South Australia.
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Air exclusion zone after SA plane crash

An air exclusion zone has been established around the site of a light plane crash in remote South Australia.
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Family car accident leaves SA toddler dead

A family is mourning after an 18-month-old girl was accidentally run over and killed by her family's car at a South Australian property.
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Light plane crashes in north SA

A light plane has crashed near Leigh Creek airport in South Australia's north, police say. Emergency services have located the scene of the crash.
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