Minister ignores Auditor General warnings

The Minister for Industry and Trade, Mr. Foley, had continued to ignore warnings from the Auditor General about significant accounting control deficiencies in his Department, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. This year’s Auditor General’s Report states: “…Staff who processed expenditure transactions on behalf of the Department did not have a signature register to verify…

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Auditor-General points finger at Minister Hill

Minister for Health John Hill stood condemned for a financial scandal identified in the Auditor-General’s Report in which most of the decisions taken last year in the $2.5 billion Health Department were made without appropriate approval authority, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “The Auditor-General’s Report this year highlighted that Treasurer’s Instructions had been breached…

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COUNTERFEIT NOTES CASE NOT INVESTIGATED

Claims by a Rundle Street nightclub owner that police have not responded to a complaint about counterfeit $50 notes needed to be investigated urgently, Shadow Police Minster Rob Lucas said today. “The nightclub owner has told me that three weeks ago a patron had passed two counterfeit $50 notes at his nightclub. The owner then…

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AUDITOR GENERAL’S UNFAIR ATTACK ON SAPOL

The Auditor General appears to have criticised unfairly the actions of the Police Commissioner and SAPOL in a recent DNA case, Shadow Police Minister Rob Lucas said today. “On September 6, 2006, when giving evidence to the ‘Stashed Cash’ Select Committee, the Auditor General launched a blistering attack on SAPOL for not cooperating with an…

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‘No privatisations’ Mr Rann?

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that Estimates Committee questioning of the Treasurer showed that taxpayers will be paying $13 million per year to the private sector for the six proposed ‘super schools’. “Given that Mr Foley has estimated the total cost of the private sector investment will be $134 million, it seems a very…

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