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…

Do as I say, not as I do!

There had been a $20.5 million blowout and a five year delay in a major IT project managed by Treasurer Kevin Foley. Evidence given to today’s meeting of the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee by Under Treasurer Jim Wright confirmed that the original $22.5 million budget for Revenue SA Information Systems To Enable Compliance…