Treasury knew of ‘Cartridgegate’ abuses

Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas has written to the Auditor-General advising him he believes senior Treasury officers concealed the fact they had been aware of ‘Cartridgegate’ abuses for almost 18 months. “Information provided to the Liberal Party indicates that senior Treasury officers were aware of significant abuses by Treasury officers as long ago as June/July…

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Weatherill’s attempted whitewash of ‘Cartridgegate’

Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas today accused Premier Weatherill and the Labor Government of a disgraceful attempted whitewash of the ‘Cartridgegate’ scandal. “Rather than ensuring an independent investigation by appointing the Auditor-General under the Public Finance and Audit Act, Mr Weatherill has appointed a committee of public servants called the ‘Procurement Working Group’,” Mr Lucas…

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Three more agencies implicated in ‘Cartridgegate’ scandal

Further information leaked to the Liberal Party has confirmed three more government agencies have been implicated in the growing ‘Cartridgegate’ scandal, Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today.. Embarrassingly for Treasurer Snelling, his own Treasury and Finance portfolio is now implicated together with the Department for Families and Communities (DFC) and Primary Industries (PIRSA). This…

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Congratulations Rosemary McKenzie-Ferguson

Shadow Industrial Relations Minister Rob Lucas today congratulated injured worker advocate Rosemary McKenzie-Ferguson on winning the Community Leader award in the 2011 South Australian of the Year Awards. Ms McKenzie-Ferguson was presented with the award at a Civic Reception at the Adelaide Town Hall last night by the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, the Hon Stephen…

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Two more agencies embroiled in ‘Cartridgegate’

Two more agencies – the Attorney General’s Department and the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission – have been implicated in the ‘Cartridgegate’ scandal, evidence to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee confirmed today. AGD Chief Executive Jerome Maguire said a search of 10 years of printer cartridge purchases by the department had…

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Labor backflip on latest WorkCover bill

The Labor Government has been forced into an embarrassing backflip over its latest WorkCover bill. Minister for Workers’ Rehabilitation Jack Snelling, who introduced the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Employer Payments) Amendment Bill 2011 on 28 September 2011, has advised Self Insurers of South Australia key provisions of the bill will now be removed and the…

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