Federal Labor snubs SA

Federal Labor’s decision to appoint a Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia is a snub to South Australia. This week, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, appointed a Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia stating: “…this new position that I’ve created will make WA’s voice inside Labor even stronger.” (SMH, 04/03/14) Federal Labor has no position in…

Koutsantonis caught out

Transport Minister, Tom Koutsantonis, has been caught out lying in a media release distributed last week titled “Liberal leader set to dodge another debate”. The release stated: “Liberal leader Steven Marshall is set to dodge another showdown with Premier Jay Weatherill after agreeing to a $1000 a head fundraiser instead of taking part in a…

Newsrooms beware of Labor lies

Newsrooms should beware of a flurry of Labor lies that will flood their inboxes over the remaining 16 days of the State Election campaign. Yesterday, Minister Koutsantonis distributed a media release with the headline “Liberal leader set to dodge another debate” which stated: “Liberal leader Steven Marshall is set to dodge another showdown with Premier…

Labor leaks continue to pour out

Another Cabinet document leak designed to undermine embattled Premier Weatherill has questioned the costings for the Weatherill Labor Government’s Drill Core Reference Library. Today Mr Weatherill announced a $32 million minerals core library for the Tonsley site. However, a Cabinet document leaked to the State Liberals questions the costings for this proposal, stating: Just yesterday,…

Labor leaks continue to pour out

Another Cabinet document leak designed to undermine embattled Premier Weatherill has questioned the costings for the Weatherill Labor Government’s Drill Core Reference Library. Today Mr Weatherill announced a $32 million minerals core library for the Tonsley site. However, a Cabinet document leaked to the State Liberals questions the costings for this proposal, stating: Just yesterday,…

Weatherill’s fundraising hypocrisy

Premier Weatherill and his Labor Government have been embarrassingly exposed over fundraising hypocrisy. On 29 January this year, Premier Weatherill was the guest speaker at a Labor Party fundraiser hosted by CIC Australia Limited. Two weeks later, the Weatherill Labor Government chose CIC Australia as the preferred developer for the new residential and mixed-use Tonsley…

A tale of two cities

Today’s release of both Liberal and Labor plans for the Royal Adelaide Hospital site highlights the stark difference in approach between how a Marshall Liberal Government and a Weatherill Labor Government would deal with South Australia’s jobs and budget crisis. “A Marshall Liberal Government will adopt a prudent, financially responsible approach to the RAH site…