WorkCover EOI “SMELLY” and “IMPROPER”

Stunning evidence given today to a Parliamentary Inquiry revealed that the Chief Executive of a major company believed the WorkCover expression of interest process seemed "smelly” and “improper". Mr Paul Serong, Chief Executive of Cambridge Integrated Services, made the comments to the Legislative Council Statutory Authorities Review Committee about eventual successful bidder Employers Mutual Limited's…

Foley’s folly – RISKIER RISTEC

Treasurer Kevin Foley had been embarrassed by revelations of further major problems with the management of a major IT project in his Treasury Department. Evidence given in June this year to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee by Under Treasurer Jim Wright had revealed that the original $22.5 million budget for the Revenue SA…

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…