Unbudgeted $857m GST windfall for SA

South Australia is set to benefit from an unbudgeted GST windfall of $857 million, announced in the Federal Budget. “The Federal Budget has confirmed an increase of $857m in unallocated or unbudgeted GST funding to SA over the next three years,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The simple reality is that next year the extra…

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Labor’s part-time government

The Weatherill Labor Government is running a part-time government with six Cabinet Ministers on leave at a time when South Australia needs strong leadership. The six Cabinet Ministers on leave at the moment are: • Gail Gago on leave from 16-24 April 2015 inclusive; • Leon Bignell on leave from 16 April – 2 May…

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Auditor-General inquiry into Government advertising

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today welcomed the fact the Auditor-General was conducting an inquiry into the Weatherill Government’s controversial advertising campaigns and would be presenting a special report to Parliament. In recent evidence to the Budget and Finance Committee the Auditor-General was asked whether Mr Weatherill’s $1.1 million anti Federal Government campaign featuring two pensioners…

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