Treasurer’s embarrassing budget blunders

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today Treasurer Koutsantonis had been caught out in a series of embarrassing blunders trying to defend his self-proclaimed ‘God’s Work’ budget. Today Mr Koutsantonis claimed his supposed jobs budget last year had created 6000 new FULL TIME jobs. However the independent ABS (Publication 6202.0 – Labour Force, Australia, Table 7)…

SA is the state of small business

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to restore the concession on the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) and abandon plans to jack-up payroll tax in the forthcoming state budget.   “The Federal Budget’s tax cut for small business and the surge in federal revenue into South Australia have created a golden opportunity to…

Union boss gets $55,000 Board position

SA Unions Secretary Joe Szakacs’ appointment to the Return to Work Board is yet another example of “jobs for the boys” under the Weatherill Labor Government, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Announced yesterday in the Government Gazette, Mr Lucas said the appointment to a $55,000 position also showed the Weatherill Government had been dishonest…