Huge jobs windfall as SA showered with about $1 billion a year in Federal transport infrastructure spending

  South Australia has been showered with about $1 billion a year in Federal Government transport infrastructure spending over the forward estimates, supporting a massive pipeline of job-creating projects over the next four years and beyond.   Treasurer Rob Lucas welcomed the ‘significant jobs windfall’ for SA in last night’s Federal Budget 2021-22, which will…

Marshall Government welcomes Federal ‘Recovery’ Budget

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed the Federal Government’s 2021-22 Budget for its strong focus on ongoing national economic and jobs recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic.   Treasurer Rob Lucas said the significant investment in job-creating infrastructure projects across the state, as well as targeted funding to support working families, single homebuyers, and low-and-middle…

Government to hire extra 74 ambulance officers after union agrees to recommend deal to members

South Australians seeking urgent medical attention, and SA’s hardworking ambulance officers and paramedics, will be further supported with the State Government employing an extra 74 full-time equivalent ambos as part of the resolution to the current long-running industrial dispute with the Ambulance Employees Association (AEA).   In what would be the end to the current…

Government welcomes Tribunal decision: Union bosses forced to back down on unsafe cleaning bans in hospitals

The State Government has welcomed a decision today by the independent South Australian Employment Tribunal to order the United Workers Union (UWU) to immediately cease its ill-considered cleaning bans in our hospitals due to the significant risk to patient and staff safety.   The Tribunal has ordered the UWU to immediately lift over 20 bans…