FoI documents reveal millions wasted on ‘political spin’

Documents released under Freedom of Information (FoI) had revealed the Rann Government had employed more than 140 people working full time inside Government departments’ on public relations, media and communications functions and was spending almost $19 million each year. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council, Rob Lucas, said today that the staff working inside Government…

PPPs – $50m plus just to manage them

The Rann Labor Government was planning to spend more than $50 million on consultants and ‘in house’ expertise just to manage the process of public-private partnerships (PPP) for schools, prisons and the Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (MJN) hospital. “This proposed spending is clearly excessive and an outrageous waste of taxpayers’ money and yet another example of Mike…

Rann appointments update

Premier Rann must explain publicly his reasons for continually appointing so many people with connections to the Labor Party to key Government Boards and Committees. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council Rob Lucas said today it was clear that if you were a ‘Labor Mate’ or had a close association with the Labor Party, your…