Western Australia rejects state bank tax

In another blow to the Weatherill Government’s plans to introduce a state bank tax the newly elected Labor Government in Western Australia has ruled out imposing a similar tax in that state.  Western Australia Treasurer Ben Wyatt: ‘… you don’t rush into new revenue measures without having an understanding of the broader economic consequences. I will continue to watch South Australia,…

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Treasury confirms bullying claims against Atkinson

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that FOI applications had confirmed there had been two claims of bullying made in workers compensation claims by former staff of Michael Atkinson MP. The Weatherill Government must now come clean and reveal what the total cost to taxpayers has been for the settlement of these bullying claims against Mr Atkinson. Treasury replies to two…

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Nuclear Commission has some waste of its own

 Documents obtained by the Opposition under Freedom of Information have revealed some outrageous costs incurred by the Weatherill Government’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Consultation and Response Agency (CARA).  The documents show the CARA budget blew out by $400,000 to $7.6 million, with key highlights including;  The documents show the CARA budget blew out by $400,000 to $7.6…

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Golden Handshake for Former DPC Executive

Premier Jay Weatherill needs to explain to South Australian taxpayers why his former Department of Premier and Cabinet CEO, Mr Kym Winter-Dewhirst, received an estimated $137,500 payment when he chose to resign. In yesterday’s Budget Estimates it was revealed that Mr Winter-Dewhirst was given a payment amounting to a quarter of his $550,000 a year…

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Labor’s Groundhog Day budget

The State Liberals are warning South Australians that today’s State Budget will contain a raft of re-heated proposals dressed up as new initiatives as the old, tired and lazy Weatherill Government seeks to cling to power for another four years. In the face of rising unemployment Jay Weatherill has promised to ‘double down’ on his…

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Labor must rule out post-Budget political advertising

The State Liberals have called on the Weatherill Government to rule out wasting taxpayer funds on political advertising following Thursday’s State Budget. “The Weatherill Labor Government’s track record on misusing and abusing public money on political advertising is abysmal,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “At a time when South Australian households and businesses are struggling…

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Time to cut nuclear dump costs

The State Liberals are demanding that Premier Jay Weatherill disbands the nuclear Response Advisory Board he established as part of his plan to make South Australia the world’s radioactive dump. “For Jay Weatherill to continue to fund the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Consultation and Response Agency (CARA) and its Advisory Board after he has…

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Labor must rule out new taxes in State Budget

The State Liberals have called for no new taxes to be introduced in Labor’s last State Budget before the March 2018 State Election. “South Australian households and businesses are struggling under the Weatherill Labor Government’s punishing state taxes – the last thing they need is the introduction of any new taxes,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob…

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