Real Govt advertising costs MUCH HIGHER than reported

Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today that recent estimates of the total cost of government advertising “significantly underestimated” the real total cost of government advertising to taxpayers. Evidence given today to a Legislative Council Select Committee by senior Health Department officers confirmed that the Rann Government had allocated $2.2 million for an advertising…

RANN’S claim on PPPs – WRONG!

Claims made last weekend by the Premier – through a spokeswoman – about probity concerns with Labor Party fundraisers and bidders for major government contracts were WRONG. “Last weekend, Mr Rann was under attack because he and his Ministers were involving themselves in major Labor Party fundraisers with bidders and advisers during the actual bidding…

Auditor-General should advise on probity issues

The Auditor-General should provide advice urgently on whether it is appropriate for the Premier and other Ministers to be involved in Labor Party fundraising events organised through SA Progressive Business with bidders and advisers involved in a public-private partnership bidding process. “For example, documents obtained under Freedom of Information demonstrate that during the expressions of…