South Australia: January to June 2022

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The first half of 2022 in South Australia was always going to focus on the state election which, under the fixed four-year-term regime, had long been cemented in for 19 March. The Marshall Liberal Government’s victory in March 2018 had ended a sixteen-year period of Labor rule. The government had spent most of 2020 and 2021 primarily focused on managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The political signals from other jurisdictions had suggested that incumbency ought to be an advantage for a government seeking re-election. This proved not to be the case in South Australia. The election saw the vanquishing of the Liberals and the return of Labor to office. The period ended with a Malinauskas Labor Government firmly in the saddle but confronting the same range of challenges which had afflicted its predecessor.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Journal of Politics and History
Early online date1 Dec 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2022


  • South Australian politics
  • State election 2022
  • Peter Malinauskas


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