Union bosses ‘deliberately misleading’ parents over SA education funding ahead of planned teachers’ strike

Public claims made by union bosses from the Australian Education Union alleging the State Government’s additional education funding wouldn’t kick-in in the short term are ‘pure nonsense and deliberately misleading’ ahead of its planned teachers’ strike next week. Treasurer Rob Lucas said the Marshall Government was delivering a record investment in education – with State…

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Nyrstar to pay $10 million as ‘productive’ talks continue

The State Government has this afternoon concluded initial formal discussions with Nyrstar representatives, including global CEO Hilmar Rode, regarding repayment of a taxpayer- guaranteed $291.25 million loan for its Port Pirie smelter operations.  Treasurer Rob Lucas described today’s four-hour meeting as ‘productive’, with Nyrstar confirming its commitment to make a $10 million distribution payment early…

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Advisors appointed to investigate Labor’s secret deal for potential privatisation of Motor Vehicle Registry

The State Government has announced it has been forced to appoint advisors to conduct a commercial scoping study into the potential privatisation of the government-owned Motor Vehicle Registry. Investec Australia Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers were appointed following a competitive tender process, and their advice will help inform the Government’s decision on whether or not to pursue…

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Motor Accident Commission to be wound down

The State Government will wind down the Motor Accident Commission, with its road safety activities to be delivered by SA Police and other agencies such as the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and the Office for Recreation and Sport. Treasurer Rob Lucas said the move was a ‘natural consequence’ of the former Labor Government’s…

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Liberals deliver on Chief Executive transparency

The Marshall Government has delivered yet another election promise with the remuneration packages of State Government Departmental Chief Executives published on the website of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment (OCPSE). Previously accessing this information involved a lengthy, cumbersome and frustrating process that was designed to minimise the number of people who…

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State Government to continue to campaign for shop trading hours reform

The Marshall Government will continue to campaign against the state’s archaic, confusing and shambolic shop trading laws until the next state election, with much-needed reform overwhelmingly supported by South Australians. Treasurer Rob Lucas said the defeat of the Retail Trading Bill 2018 in Parliament represented a “disappointing day for South Australians who are desperate for…

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