Not so ‘happy wash’: rail union bosses want taxpayers to fund members’ personal car cleaning costs

Taxpayers would be forced to pay a special personal ‘car wash allowance’ to rail staff working at the Adelaide Operation Control Centre in Dry Creek, with union bosses claiming their members’ private cars collect dust while parked in the ‘industrial environment’. Treasurer Rob Lucas has described the claim – one of a long list of…

Labor leader Peter Malinauskas must sack Tom Koutsantonis over secret taxpayer booze spending

Labor leader Peter Malinauskas must immediately sack his frontbench colleague, Tom Koutsantonis – ironically the Opposition’s spokesman for Government accountability – who has been caught out concealing thousands of dollars of taxpayer spending on boozy lunches, dinners and fine wine during his time as state Treasurer. In recent weeks, Mr Malinauskas has said repeatedly that…

Labor’s Tom Koutsantonis caught hiding lavish taxpayer spending on boozy lunches, dinners and fine wine

Former Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has serious questions to answer about thousands of taxpayer dollars spent on alcohol, lunches and dinners which were deliberately hidden from public disclosure. Documents released under Freedom of Information show that, despite rules requiring public disclosure, Mr Koutsantonis hid spending on a series of boozy lunches and dinners, such as $856…