Weatherill gags Ministers in question time

Premier Jay Weatherill has taken the extraordinary step of gagging his Ministers regarding their support for a high-level nuclear waste dump in South Australia during question time in State Parliament. “Jay Weatherill’s refusal to allow his Ministers to record their views regarding his doomed nuclear waste dump is illustrative of just how desperate he is…

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Government’s forced redundancy policy ‘unworkable’

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Weatherill Government’s much hyped ‘forced redundancy for public servants’ policy was virtually unworkable for government departments. In late 2014 the Weatherill Government introduced its new policy of allowing forced redundancy of surplus public servants after a 12-month period. The Government proudly boasted that this policy, detailed in Determination…

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Labor’s State Budget communications campaign

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today slammed Premier Weatherill and Treasurer Koutsantonis for planning to spend hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in a belated attempt to sell their discredited State Budget.  The Weatherill Labor Government has released a tender for a communications campaign for its 2016-17 State Budget. The tender says the budgeted costs just…

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Treasurer’s embarrassing budget blunders

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today Treasurer Koutsantonis had been caught out in a series of embarrassing blunders trying to defend his self-proclaimed ‘God’s Work’ budget. Today Mr Koutsantonis claimed his supposed jobs budget last year had created 6000 new FULL TIME jobs. However the independent ABS (Publication 6202.0 – Labour Force, Australia, Table 7)…

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