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…

State Budget media lock-up changes

The reformist Marshall Liberal Government has decided to implement massive reforms to the arrangements for media access to their technology during the State Budget media lock-up. Treasurer Rob Lucas has decided to allow all those attending Tuesday’s budget media lock up access to their mobile phones, tablets and Wi-Fi during the lock-up to assist in…

Former Labor government ignored Treasury opposition and shelled out $29m in Future Jobs Funds grants and loans to businesses

The former Labor government flagrantly ignored the expert advice of its own treasury officials and shelled out $5.48 million in taxpayer-funded jobs grants and another $23.6 million in loans to businesses, some of which had been evaluated as ‘high risk’. Treasurer Rob Lucas said as many as 7 companies that either failed grant criteria or…