Has Minister Close misled Parliament?

Public Sector Minister Susan Close must address a series of unanswered questions about the appointment of Erma Ranieri as the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment. In May, the State Liberals asked Minister Close in Parliament: “Can the Minister assure the house that when the current Commissioner for Public Employment concludes his term she will ensure…

Budget bottomline a fiscal fantasy

The State Budget is based on a range of absurdly optimistic revenue assumptions that will require South Australia to transform overnight from economic basketcase to economic powerhouse to be realised. “At the heart of the Treasurer’s dodgy figures is the assumption that South Australian tax revenue growth will rocket along at 6.2 per cent, the…