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Growing our Economy

South Australia needs a competitive, dynamic economy that provides new job opportunities, fosters entrepreneurialism and strengthens the future of our State.


We Believe

  • You deserve every opportunity to have a stable job in a growing economy
  • Having a secure job or small business in a productive and competitive industry is key to our future confidence
  • Growing South Australia’s competitive advantage in a range of industries means new opportunities for growth and jobs
  • We must foster and encourage South Australia’s entrepreneurial spirit to ensure individuals and businesses benefit from innovation
  • The prosperity of the State demands vibrant and productive regional communities
  • Every individual and business should have the opportunity to improve their prosperity, regardless of size, physical location or their industry
  • Government should support small business as the backbone of our economy
  • The role of Government is to create the right environment to allow businesses to grow


How we will achieve this together

  • 1.1 Reducing the tax burden on South Australian businesses and households to ease employment costs and relieve household budgets
  • 1.2 Cutting red tape and unnecessary regulation that inhibit growth, allowing businesses to focus on creating more jobs
  • 1.3 Investing in programs to increase export potential of businesses to drive sales and opportunities
  • 1.4 Fostering entrepreneurialism by supporting the efforts of individuals and businesses in taking up and commercialising new innovations and technologies
  • 1.5 Investing in productive infrastructure that drives the expansion of existing industries and unlocks new opportunities in the industries of the future
  • 1.6 Unlocking the resources and production of our regional areas and ensuring growth opportunities for regional businesses and industries

Related Policies

Single Market Renewable Energy Target - Securing Cheaper, Reliable Energy

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will seek a co-ordinated national approach to achieving reductions in carbon emissions from power generation that does not continue to disadvantage South Australian power consumers.

Globe Link - Connecting South Australia to the World

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will develop an alternative corridor for heavy freight, which will avoid the heavily populated areas of existing freight routes, and be non-stop directly into South Australia’s biggest port – Port Adelaide.

Fracking - A 10 Year Moratorium For The Limestone Coast

If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will impose a 10-year moratorium on any exploration for or development of unconventional gas in the Limestone Coast area.

Deregulating shop trading hours

If elected in 2018 a Marshall Liberal Government will deregulate retail shop trading hours to allow businesses to remain open, South Australians to keep working and consumers to continue buying what they went, when they want.

Better Boating Facilities - Ensuring Infrastructure For The Future

If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will ensure more money collected under the boating facilities levy is spent on boating facilities.

Entrepreneurial Education

If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will implement a number of policy measures to give our students skills they need to start a business, innovate, and contribute to our economy.

Council rate capping

If elected in 2018 a Marshall Liberal Government will impose a cap on council rate rises, to stop rates being dramatically increased by local government and putting undue pressure on homeowners.

Multi-peril Crop Insurance - Supporting Our Farmers

If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will waive stamp duty on multi-peril crop insurance, allowing our South Australian farmers the opportunity to produce crops with the safety of knowing they can break even on crop production costs during volatile climatic condition periods.

Farm Debt Mediation

If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will introduce the Farm Debt Mediation Bill into Parliament and implement a mandatory mediation process to be administered by the Small Business Commissioner of South Australia.

Reinvigorating Glenelg

If elected in 2018 a Marshall Liberal Government will invest $20 million towards the redevelopment of the Glenelg Jetty to reinvigorate the precinct. This will enable a range of new tourism and retail offerings, while also strengthening those businesses already operating in the area