Premier Weatherill and his Labor Government have been embarrassingly exposed over fundraising hypocrisy.
On 29 January this year, Premier Weatherill was the guest speaker at a Labor Party fundraiser hosted by CIC Australia Limited.
Two weeks later, the Weatherill Labor Government chose CIC Australia as the preferred developer for the new residential and mixed-use Tonsley precinct.
This morning when questioned by the media about the fact CIC was awarded preferred developer status for a lucrative State Government contract a fortnight after hosting an ALP fundraiser Jay Weatherill suggested there was no ministerial involvement in the decision.
“To squirm away from the charge of fundraising hypocrisy the Premier has misled the public about the processes of Government,” said Shadow Minister for Health Rob Lucas.
“Unfortunately for Jay Weatherill his Housing Minister Tom Koutsantonis let the cat out of the bag when he released a media statement praising the State Government’s decision to award CIC preferred developer status.
“Mr Weatherill and Mr Rau have been trying to claim the moral high ground on the issue of fundraising whilst at the same time trying to keep his CIC fundraiser secret.
“Mr Weatherill how do you spell hypocrisy?