Malinauskas must condemn bullying and intimidation by union bosses and members

Labor leader and former union boss Peter Malinauskas must immediately condemn the bullying and intimidation of some workers during yesterday’s union organised protest against budget decisions. Treasurer Rob Lucas said most South Australians would have been appalled at television footage of union bosses and members at the Adelaide Remand Centre screaming abuse and calling a…

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Budget Speech 2018-19

Mr Speaker — I thank you for the honour of visiting with you for what I can assure you will be a relatively brief visit solely for the purpose of presenting the second reading of the Appropriation Bill. After 16 very long years the people of South Australia on March 17 overwhelmingly elected a new…

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South Australians to benefit from better services

The 2018-19 State Budget is investing significantly in better services in health, mental health, child protection, police and emergency services. “The State Government is investing $1.2 billion over the next four years in the key frontline service delivery portfolios of health and wellbeing, human services including the domestic violence assistance, child protection, police and emergency…

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Major $773 million investment in SA’s regions to improve services, roads and drive economic growth

South Australians living in regional communities will benefit from a major $773 million investment in hospitals, roads, schools and emergency services to help improve services, lower costs and drive economic growth and development. The 2018-19 State Budget provides $315 million over four years to upgrade regional roads and transport networks through a Regional Roads and…

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Building infrastructure to grow the SA economy

The Marshall Liberal Government’s first State Budget is investing in a comprehensive infrastructure program to ensure continued growth in the South Australian economy and to support more jobs. The 2018-19 State Budget establishes an $11.3 billion pipeline of projects over the period of 2018-19 to 2021-22 to develop South Australia’s productive infrastructure, which will deliver…

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State Budget media lock-up changes

The reformist Marshall Liberal Government has decided to implement massive reforms to the arrangements for media access to their technology during the State Budget media lock-up. Treasurer Rob Lucas has decided to allow all those attending Tuesday’s budget media lock up access to their mobile phones, tablets and Wi-Fi during the lock-up to assist in…

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Former Labor government spent $2.9m on taxpayer-funded State Budget advertising campaigns

The former Labor government spent $2.9 million of taxpayer funds on advertising campaigns to promote its own 2017-18 State Budget, in what’s been described as a ‘desperate last-ditch attempt to cling to power’. The former Labor government spent $1.5 million on its ‘Growing Jobs Today’ campaign, $470,000 on its ‘Jobs Accelerator Grant’ campaign, and $922,000…

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