Auditor-General inquiry into Government advertising

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today welcomed the fact the Auditor-General was conducting an inquiry into the Weatherill Government’s controversial advertising campaigns and would be presenting a special report to Parliament. In recent evidence to the Budget and Finance Committee the Auditor-General was asked whether Mr Weatherill’s $1.1 million anti Federal Government campaign featuring two pensioners…

SA’s resources sector beached

News that Chevron Exploration Australia has pulled out of its joint venture in the Cooper Basin with Beach Energy is another blow to the South Australian economy. “This news coupled with the latest ABS employment data showing the loss of 4400 mining jobs since last November paints a bleak picture for people seeking jobs in…

What happened when Government spent $360m trying to reduce public service numbers?

The total number of public servants has increased despite the Weatherill Government spending $360 million on targeted voluntary separation packages. “Sadly for South Australian taxpayers this is another spectacular failure by Premier Weatherill and Treasurer Koutsantonis, and yet another example of their financial incompetence and mismanagement,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The Auditor-General’s latest report…