Building dispute lingers on

The Rann Government is still embroiled in a legal dispute with a building company which had refused to repay $750,000 to the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM), Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today. “Evidence given to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee by SAFECOM CEO David Place has confirmed that…

Labor’s warped spending priorities

Premier Rann should cut waste in his own department before cutting funding to country hospitals and eating disorder units, Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today. Evidence to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee by the Department of Premier and Cabinet Chief Executive Officer Chris Eccles highlighted numerous examples where savings could be made:…

More waste on consultants to fix SAPOL bungle

The Rann Government has wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars paying a consultant to fix a massive bungle over workers’ compensation payments in SAPOL, Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today. “In evidence to the Legislative Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, SAPOL’s Business Service Director Denis Patriarca revealed hundreds of officers had been underpaid workers’…

Hapless Finnigan fumbles again

The Rann Government has refused to answer key questions about the claimed independent review of the 2008 WorkCover Act changes, Shadow Industrial Relations Minister Rob Lucas said today. “In January this year the Rann Government announced Bill Cossey and Chris Latham, a senior partner in the Sydney office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), would conduct the review,”…