Evidence mounts against Weatherill/Koutsantonis claims on Gillman

Mounting evidence from the Gillman Select Committee has directly contradicted various claims made by Premier Weatherill and Treasurer Koutsantonis over their controversial Gillman land deal. In a significant embarrassment to Mr Weatherill and Mr Koutsantonis, evidence from Renewal SA executives and also former board member Theo Maras has raised serious questions about the Government’s financial…

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Maras lifts lid on Gillman incompetence

Damning evidence from former Renewal SA Board member Theo Maras today has raised serious questions about the financial management and competence of Premier Weatherill and Treasurer Koutsantonis. In evidence to the Gillman Select Committee, Mr Maras said he was so strongly opposed to the Weatherill Government’s decision on Gillman that he had to resign his…

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Minister Close’s career hanging in the balance

Information provided to the State Liberals raises further doubts over Public Sector Minister Susan Close’s version of events about the appointment of Erma Ranieri as Commissioner for Public Sector Employment. “Information provided to the State Liberals by a whistleblower is that on 7 April 2014 Minister Close took a submission to cabinet indicating she would…

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Has Minister Close misled Parliament?

Public Sector Minister Susan Close must address a series of unanswered questions about the appointment of Erma Ranieri as the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment. In May, the State Liberals asked Minister Close in Parliament: “Can the Minister assure the house that when the current Commissioner for Public Employment concludes his term she will ensure…

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Budget bottomline a fiscal fantasy

The State Budget is based on a range of absurdly optimistic revenue assumptions that will require South Australia to transform overnight from economic basketcase to economic powerhouse to be realised. “At the heart of the Treasurer’s dodgy figures is the assumption that South Australian tax revenue growth will rocket along at 6.2 per cent, the…

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Secret study on privatising SA Water assets

A senior State Government source has provided information that the Weatherill Government employed highly-paid consultants last year to consider privatising some SA Water assets said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. In evidence to the Budget and Finance Committee, Under Treasurer Brett Rowse refused to answer questions on the grounds the issue had gone to Cabinet and…

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