In a further embarrassing blow to Premier Weatherill and his Labor Government, Minister Koutsantonis has today admitted his over spruiking guilt.
“This follows Mr Weatherill’s embarrassing gaffe last week, agreeing with the State Liberals that his Labor Government has over spruiked major projects,” said Mr Lucas,
“Minister O’Brien also then agreed with Mr Weatherill that Labor had for 11 years over spruiked major projects.
“This is yet another embarrassing blow to Mr Weatherill.”
Let’s not forget that it was Mr Koutsantonis who over spruiked the following projects:
• “I think [Olympic Dam is] one of those turning points. It’s a game changer” – Mineral Resources Minister Koutsantonis (639ABC 29/11/2011)
• “…we[re] talking about the creation of more than 400 jobs during the $350m construction phase and 80 more in running the plant itself” – Mineral Resources Minister Koutsantonis (31/03/2011 Media Release re: Deepak Fertilisers)
• “This Whyalla rare earth processing plant will be the first of its kind in Australia and one of a few in the world outside China” – Mineral Resources Minister Koutsantonis (15/06/2011 Media Release re: Arafura)