Labor appointments to Boards and Committees

There is no doubt that if you are a ‘Labor mate’ or a part of the broader ‘Labor family’ such as a union boss then your chances of being appointed are significantly increased. Clearly union bosses such as Peter Malinauskas,Janet Giles and Wayne Hanson have all been favoured by the Labor Government with lucrative appointments…

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Millions wasted on health consultancies

The Weatherill Government is wasting millions of dollars on expensive health consultancies at a time when cuts are being implemented in critical health programs. “Minister Snelling has just announced yet another review by consultants into the efficiency of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital,” Shadow Minister for Health Rob Lucas said. “The Weatherill Government has already…

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WorkCover stonewalls aged care providers

South Australian aged care providers have ‘run into a brick wall’ with their protest to WorkCover and the state government about massive increases in WorkCover premiums, Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today. Lawyers acting on behalf of Aged & Community Services SA & NT Inc and Leading Age Services Australia-SA Inc lodged an appeal…

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WorkCover/Snelling breaching government guidelines

Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas today accused WorkCover and Treasurer Snelling of breaching government guidelines by refusing to make former WorkCover Chief Executive Rob Thomson’s contract available for inspection. “Since September last year the Liberal Party has been trying to inspect Mr Thomson’s contract under government guidelines issued by DPC – Circular PC027 – Disclosure…

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Now the wait for Cabinet docs begins!

Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said following the release of the list of Cabinet documents for the Labor Government’s first year in 2002 he would lodge 221 separate requests for documents today. Now the wait for the actual release of Labor Government documents begins! Given the Labor Government’s past performance under Freedom of Information…

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Transparency needed in gifts to CEOs

Senior public servants who receive benefits worth hundreds of dollars from companies doing business with their departments should face greater transparency and accountability, Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today. Mr Lucas said information compiled from two years of FOI requests revealed some CEOs received benefits up to the value of $500, such as free…

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