Snelling should ‘back off’ to prevent escalation of ramping dispute

Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas said today Health Minister Snelling had to ‘back off’ and ensure government-employed media officers did not provoke industrial action by ambulance officers. Yesterday a government-employed media officer from Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) clashed verbally with a TV cameraman and ambulance officers as the Weatherill Labor Government sought to prevent filming…

Chaos and attempted cover-ups at FMC

The Weatherill Labor Government is so embarrassed about its failure to control ramping at Flinders Medical Centre it is attempting to restrict media coverage. The Ambulance Employees’ Association has revealed that security has erected barriers to prevent media photographing or filming the ramped ambulances. Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas said today’s events were further evidence…

Koutsantonis now admits over spruiking guilt

In a further embarrassing blow to Premier Weatherill and his Labor Government, Minister Koutsantonis has today admitted his over spruiking guilt. “This follows Mr Weatherill’s embarrassing gaffe last week, agreeing with the State Liberals that his Labor Government has over spruiked major projects,” said Mr Lucas, “Minister O’Brien also then agreed with Mr Weatherill that…

Labor has wrong priorities for Health

The Weatherill Labor Government has the wrong priorities for health, continuing to waste millions of dollars on consultants and a bloated bureaucracy whilst neglecting important services such as the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS). Health Minister Jack Snelling this week ruled out increased funding for PATS, a subsidy program that provides money to pay for…