Millions wasted on health consultancies

The Weatherill Government is wasting millions of dollars on expensive health consultancies at a time when cuts are being implemented in critical health programs. “Minister Snelling has just announced yet another review by consultants into the efficiency of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital,” Shadow Minister for Health Rob Lucas said. “The Weatherill Government has already…

WorkCover/Snelling breaching government guidelines

Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas today accused WorkCover and Treasurer Snelling of breaching government guidelines by refusing to make former WorkCover Chief Executive Rob Thomson’s contract available for inspection. “Since September last year the Liberal Party has been trying to inspect Mr Thomson’s contract under government guidelines issued by DPC – Circular PC027 – Disclosure…

Transparency needed in gifts to CEOs

Senior public servants who receive benefits worth hundreds of dollars from companies doing business with their departments should face greater transparency and accountability, Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today. Mr Lucas said information compiled from two years of FOI requests revealed some CEOs received benefits up to the value of $500, such as free…