The Rann Government will be abolishing the controversial Public Sector Performance Commission before the end of the year.
“Senior government sources have told the Liberal Party that the decision had been taken to abolish the PSPC after two years of criticism about its lack of value and performance,” Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today.
“The Liberal Party promised at the last election to abolish the PSPC because the $2.7 million per annum could be better spent on actually delivering services.
“Minister Paul Holloway in responding to questions in Parliament today only said that funding had been provided to allow the PSPC to continue for another six months until the end of the year. Mr Holloway indicated no funding had been allocated at this stage for next year.
“The Liberal Party has also been informed that the Rann Government is currently looking to find another job for Lance Worrall (PSPC CEO) at more than $300,000 per annum for up to five years.
“Mr Worrall is a friend of Mr Rann’s and was a senior political adviser to Mr Rann for many years in his office before being given this highly paid job.
“Mr Rann should give an assurance that he will not appoint Mr Worrall to any $300,000 per annum, five year contract without that job being advertised widely.
“It will be another example of the Rann Government’s arrogance if he ignores public concern and just gives Mr Worrall a job without advertising that job so others can apply.”