The Weatherill Labor Government has ‘run out of ideas’ of its own and is now simply trying to react to State Liberal initiatives.
Less than a month after ridiculing State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall’s Economic Growth Forum, the Weatherill Labor Government has decided to consult publicly regarding the cost of living.
This of course follows the State Liberals initiative to create a Cost of Living Shadow Cabinet portfolio.
Following the announcement of the State Liberals’ Economic Growth forum, Premier Weatherill took to TV and radio to criticise the consultative model.
Premier Weatherill said:
“It’s very insubstantial and I think it really demonstrates that they have nothing to offer for the people of South Australia.”
“It’s just simply not good enough.”
“A summit and these endless meetings are just an artifice for not producing policy.”
“Is the Weatherill Labor Government’s public consultation ‘insubstantial’, an ‘artifice for not producing policy’, or ‘simply not good enough?’” said Liberal MLC Rob Lucas.
“Or is the reality that the Weatherill Labor Government looks to score cheap political points first and evaluate the quality of ideas second – the same way former Premier Rann did?”
The Labor Government under Mike Rann criticized, then stole Liberal initiatives such as the CBD stadium, enlivening the River Torrens, the hospital upgrade, the desalination plant and an ICAC.
“The Weatherill Government is a tired government that has run out of ideas and after 11 years, it is time for a change,” said Mr Lucas.