Foley racks up $22k phone bill for 2009

Treasurer Kevin Foley’s personal mobile phone bill for 2009 cost South Australian taxpayers a massive $22,000. “Mr Foley must explain publicly why he is wasting up to $22,000 per annum when there are many local phone plans offering unlimited national calls, text messages and significant mobile internet browsing for $129 per month, or only $1,548…

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Rann spin on 15% Ministerial Office cut

Premier Mike Rann’s promised 15 per cent cut in Ministerial Office budgets is an illusion and yet another example of “Rann Spin”. “In fact, the Budget documents show Ministerial Office budgets actually increase by $1.2 million this year compared to last year,” Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today. “The Budget papers claim that…

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Review needed of Rann Govt’s TVSP process

There must be a review of the processes being used by the Rann Government in offering targeted voluntary separation packages to public servants. Evidence given by the Education Department’s CEO, Chris Robinson, to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee has raised a number of serious concerns including complaints from staff that improper and unacceptable…

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