Auditor-General asked to investigate taxpayer funds used to organize polling booth workers

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas has written to the Auditor-General calling for an urgent investigation into a $757,500 Weatherill Government grant to an organization for a political campaign which included workers on polling booths handing out leaflets at the last Federal election. The Weatherill Government has already been criticized by the Auditor-General for its $1.1 million anti Federal Government advertising campaign. However,…

Government’s forced redundancy policy ‘unworkable’

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Weatherill Government’s much hyped ‘forced redundancy for public servants’ policy was virtually unworkable for government departments. In late 2014 the Weatherill Government introduced its new policy of allowing forced redundancy of surplus public servants after a 12-month period. The Government proudly boasted that this policy, detailed in Determination…