Labor awarded new private prison contract while Malinauskas was Minister

Labor is accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ over its claimed opposition to the outsourcing of public sector services and closures of under-utilised TAFE SA campuses. Treasurer Rob Lucas said that last year, Labor leader Peter Malinauskas as then Correctional Services Minister was responsible for awarding a long-term contract to a private security provider to manage and…

South Australians to benefit from better services

The 2018-19 State Budget is investing significantly in better services in health, mental health, child protection, police and emergency services. “The State Government is investing $1.2 billion over the next four years in the key frontline service delivery portfolios of health and wellbeing, human services including the domestic violence assistance, child protection, police and emergency…

Major $773 million investment in SA’s regions to improve services, roads and drive economic growth

South Australians living in regional communities will benefit from a major $773 million investment in hospitals, roads, schools and emergency services to help improve services, lower costs and drive economic growth and development. The 2018-19 State Budget provides $315 million over four years to upgrade regional roads and transport networks through a Regional Roads and…

Former Labor government spent $2.9m on taxpayer-funded State Budget advertising campaigns

The former Labor government spent $2.9 million of taxpayer funds on advertising campaigns to promote its own 2017-18 State Budget, in what’s been described as a ‘desperate last-ditch attempt to cling to power’. The former Labor government spent $1.5 million on its ‘Growing Jobs Today’ campaign, $470,000 on its ‘Jobs Accelerator Grant’ campaign, and $922,000…