Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has labelled Steven Marshall disloyal to his own candidate for allowing the funnelling of funds to independent MP for Mount Gambier Troy Bell when the Liberals have their own candidate running in the seat.

The Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by SA Power Networks to charge more for electricity distribution, which would have increased bills for all South Australians.

Local nanosatellite company Fleet Space Technologies has secured a Future Jobs Fund grant to construct a new mission control centre in Adelaide.

Adelaide-based Entech Electronics will double its local production capacity with the help of a State Government Future Jobs Fund grant, creating 60 direct jobs in advanced manufacturing.

The Mid Year Budget Review forecasts continued surpluses over the forward estimates, with the Government to invest in infrastructure, health, education and child protection.

South Australia’s surplus for 2016-17 was $204 million larger than forecast at the time of the 2017-18 State Budget.

Power prices will fall over the next two years thanks to investment in new renewable energy projects, according to a report from the Australian Energy Market Commission.

Four projects are to be funded from the second round of PACE Gas, potentially leveraging more than $70 million in private investment to find new South Australian gas supplies.

Mineral Resources Minister Tom Koutsantonis has launched South Australia’s Magnetite Strategy, which aims to more than double the number of magnetite mines in the State in less than 15 years.

Archer Exploration has been granted approval for its Campoona graphite project, north of Cleve on the Eyre Peninsula.

South Australia’s mineral resource potential will be on show today at Discovery Day at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has criticised the Liberals for announcing a policy that could amount to a funding cut for regional South Australia.