What is Government hiding on Aquatic Centre deal?

Thirty five Treasury documents expressing concern about the Government’s State Aquatic Centre deal had been blocked from release by the Government under Freedom of Information (FoI) laws. In June the Rann Government announced that the Aqua43 consortium, including MacQuarie Bank and Candetti Constructions, had been the successful tenderers for the $50 million State Aquatic Centre…

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WorkCover EOI “SMELLY” and “IMPROPER”

Stunning evidence given today to a Parliamentary Inquiry revealed that the Chief Executive of a major company believed the WorkCover expression of interest process seemed "smelly” and “improper". Mr Paul Serong, Chief Executive of Cambridge Integrated Services, made the comments to the Legislative Council Statutory Authorities Review Committee about eventual successful bidder Employers Mutual Limited's…

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Foley’s folly – RISKIER RISTEC

Treasurer Kevin Foley had been embarrassed by revelations of further major problems with the management of a major IT project in his Treasury Department. Evidence given in June this year to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee by Under Treasurer Jim Wright had revealed that the original $22.5 million budget for the Revenue SA…

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Former WorkCover Board Member raises concerns

Former WorkCover Board Member Janet Giles today gave evidence to the Legislative Council Statutory Authorities Review Committee meeting in direct conflict with evidence of former Board Chair Bruce Carter and Chief Executive Julia Davison. “Ms Giles indicated to the Committee that she would have had concerns if Employers Mutual Limited (EML) had been allowed to…

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PPPs – $50m plus just to manage them

The Rann Labor Government was planning to spend more than $50 million on consultants and ‘in house’ expertise just to manage the process of public-private partnerships (PPP) for schools, prisons and the Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (MJN) hospital. “This proposed spending is clearly excessive and an outrageous waste of taxpayers’ money and yet another example of Mike…

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