$377 million on TVSPs – yet 2160 more public servants

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said Budget documents confirmed the Weatherill Government has spent $377 million on targeted voluntary separation packages (TVSPs) while failing spectacularly on its promise to reduce public service numbers. This is another stunning example of the financial mismanagement and incompetence of Premier Weatherill and Treasurer Koutsantonis. Budget papers show that between November…

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Weatherill’s sneaky new tax

Premier Jay Weatherill has announced a sneaky plan to impose a new tax on South Australians by broadening the GST to include banking services. “Within a week of releasing the 2015-16 State Budget, Mr Weatherill has started pushing for a new tax,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “It is downright sneaky for Mr Weatherill to…

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Labor must commit to no new taxes

The State Liberals have called on the Weatherill Labor Government to commit to introducing no new taxes in next week’s State Budget. “Given that South Australia’s unemployment rate has now skyrocketed to 7.6 per cent, the Weatherill Labor Government must start working on a plan to transform our economy and create jobs,” said Shadow Treasurer…

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Parliament will maintain pensioner concessions

The State Liberals have reassured South Australia’s 160,000 pensioners that the South Australian Parliament will protect their entitlement to the $190 council rates concession. “The State Liberals and the minor parties in the Upper House will block any attempt by Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis to cut pensioner’s entitlements to council rate concessions,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob…

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