Weatherill embarrasses himself

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the State Government would have to do better than sending out Jay Weatherill to claim incorrectly that there was a ‘gaffe’ in the Liberal Party costings for its ground-breaking concessions policy. This new utilities allowance is based on similar Commonwealth payments, with similar eligibility rules. The Federal Government has…

NINE DEPARTMENTS PREDICT BUDGET BLOWOUTS

Confidential Treasury documents provided to the State Government warn that nine departments have been predicting they will overspend their budget allocations this year, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas has revealed. These confidential documents were provided to Treasurer Foley for an Expenditure Review and Budget Cabinet Committee meeting on November 21 last year. The documents include the…

Where has the $2300 million gone?

The Rann Government has broken its own record as the highest taxing government in South Australia’s history but much of the enormous extra revenue collected has been wasted, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “Today’s Mid-Year Budget Review confirms the Rann Government is still the highest taxing government in the state’s history, with total revenue…