Labor’s Gillman deal keeps getting worse

The State Labor Government’s Gillman land deal keeps on getting worse for South Australians. Deputy Premier Rau’s announcement that Labor will hand over another $2.2 million to private companies who are yet to create any jobs at Gillman, or pay the Government for the land they are acquiring, is staggering. The first $45 million payment…

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Nothing proactive about Weatherill Government disclosure

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Weatherill Government had broken its promise to regularly publish online the expenditure of State Government Ministers and their staff. In September 2013 Mr Weatherill announced “Public Disclosure” on departmental websites for credit card, overseas travel and mobile phone costs would increase accountability in public officials: “Governments should be…

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Weatherill’s ego trip rubs off on his CEO

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the CEO of Premier Weatherill’s Department Kym Winter-Dewhirst had been caught out wasting taxpayers’ money on the same full production film company used by Mr.Weatherill to film a travelogue of his overseas trips. FOI documents reveal that Mr.Winter-Dewhirst paid 57 FILMS $12,000 to film him for a message to his…

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Room with a view at taxpayers’ expense

The State Liberals are calling on Tourism Minister Leon Bignell to identify and payback all questionable claims for hotel stays in Adelaide he has made on the taxpayer since becoming Minister in the State Labor Government. “The latest revelation that Minister Bignell slugged taxpayers $185.70 to stay in the Intercontinental Hotel on North Terrace in…

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Independent Remuneration Tribunal Decision

This decision has been taken by the independent Remuneration Tribunal. The principle behind the new legislation was to be more transparent about MP’s pay by abolishing many of the benefits and allowances which the community had complained about. The Liberal Party supported the principle of MP’s pay being determined by an independent Tribunal and therefore…

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