Rann’s expanding WASTEline

Premier Rann’s own department had spent half a million dollars on a “policy development” consultancy at a time when the state budget was cutting important programmes and services. The Department of the Premier and Cabinet had engaged Boston Consultancy Group (BCG), a global strategic advice firm, to “deepen strategy and policy development capabilities across the…

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More Rann Govt FINANCIAL DISASTERS

Under Treasurer Jim Wright today confirmed that for the third consecutive Budget year, the Health Department had overspent its budget by between $50 million and $100 million, Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today. “In evidence to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee, Mr Wright today confirmed that the Health Department had again…

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CEO wants change to Govt TVSP policy

Evidence to a Parliamentary Committee had confirmed public service job cuts would be greater than the announced 1600 and that there were concerns that savings targets would not be met if the number of separation packages was restricted to 1600, Liberal MLC Rob Lucas said today. Ray Garrand, CEO Department of Further Education, Employment and…

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Rann should follow federal Labor lead

Recent decisions announced by the Federal Labor Government promising greater accountability on frequent flyer points now meant there was greater pressure on Premier Mike Rann to make similar changes. Liberal MLC Rob Lucas said that federal Labor Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner had admitted federal politicians were redeeming frequent flyer points for personal use. “In addition,…

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KOUTSANTONIS answers raise more questions

Answers provided last week by Minister Tom Koutsantonis and the Courts Administration Authority (CAA) on the Minister’s driving record had only raised further questions for the Minister to answer. A summary of the position, as outlined by Liberal MLC Rob Lucas, is as follows: • On 21 May 2007 Mr Koutsantonis was fined for speeding…

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More questions for KOUTSANTONIS

Minister Tom Koutsantonis had further questions to answer about his driving record after evidence given to a Parliamentary Committee by the Chief Executive of the Courts Administration Authority (CAA), Liberal MLC Rob Lucas said today. Mr Gary Thompson, CEO of the CAA, this week told the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee that about six…

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