Questions on key Education Director appointments

Two of the twenty new Education Directors appointed under Weatherill Government policies had concerns raised about their performance in the Debelle Royal Commission. This was confirmed yesterday by Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) Chief Executive Tony Harrison in the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee. These highly paid new Education Director positions are…

Code White in Emergency Departments

The Weatherill Government’s Emergency Department Dashboard is providing a disturbing snapshot of the gridlock that is gripping Adelaide’s major hospitals. “Yesterday five out of the six metropolitan hospitals Emergency Departments were classified as Code White* at one point of the day and it’s patients that are paying the price,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The…

ESL promise to pensioners must be kept

The Weatherill Labor Government must ensure it keeps its promise to exempt all pensioners and concession card holders from massive Emergency Services Levy (ESL) increases. Representatives of the Retirement Villages Association have raised publicly their concerns that some pensioners who have moved into retirement villages may be slugged with the Government’s massive ESL increases. “Put…

$600k wasted on ‘acceleration costs’ for Rolling Stones concert

The Weatherill Government paid contractors an extra $600,000 for ‘acceleration costs’ to get Adelaide Oval ready for the Rolling Stones concert, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “This $600,000 was wasted expenditure because the Rolling Stones concert was ultimately cancelled and then rescheduled,” said Mr Lucas. “This $600,000 payment was in addition to the proposed…

Ramping the message home

The State Liberals are concerned that yesterday’s glut of ambulances left waiting outside emergency departments at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will become the norm in the next few years. “It’s more than two years since the State Labor Government promised the implementation of the Monaghan…