OPEN AND ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT

The Marshall Liberal Government was elected on a platform of lower costs, better services and more jobs. We also promised South Australians greater transparency and openness in government, and as part of that commitment, we would make public information about the use of Consultants and Contractors by government departments. Prior to the election, we promised…

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Shopping around for extended hours

The State Liberal Government has revealed yet another example of a retailer hoping to circumvent South Australia’s antiquated shop trading hours laws in the lead up to Christmas. A Foodland retailer in Thebarton has again asked the State Government to allow it to trade for extended hours at the end of the year. In June…

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Bottom line – SA cannot be worse off

The Marshall Government has reinforced its commitment that it will not support changes to the distribution of revenue from the GST that would leave South Australia worse off at a meeting of Federal and State Treasurers in Melbourne today. South Australia will not support Federal legislation to alter the distribution of the GST unless that…

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S&P upgrades South Australia’s global credit rating to AA+

The Marshall Liberal Government has today welcomed an announcement by global ratings agency S&P that it has upgraded South Australia’s long-term credit rating to AA+ based on a stable economic outlook and expectations of sustained operating surpluses. S&P reported: “South Australia’s disciplined approach toward expenditure measures is likely to sustain its operating surpluses.” “The government…

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KordaMentha confirms Labor’s massive Health overspending scandal

Highly-regarded corporate advisory firm KordaMentha has presented a report to the Government which has confirmed the extent of the former Labor government’s massive health overspending scandal in the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). The recent report is forecasting massive overspending of $303 million in CALHN (including Statewide Clinical Services) for 2018-19 unless urgent corrective…

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Another Labor computer blowout debacle

A lucrative long-term IT contract under the former Labor government to replace ageing computer software at public service superannuation provider Super SA has been plagued by problems, significant delays and massive cost blowouts. Start-up costs for the 12-year contract, awarded in 2014 to global software company DST Bluedoor Pty Ltd and signed-off by the former…

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Treasury staff to move to Port Adelaide

South Australian public sector employees working within the Department of Treasury and Finance’s Shared Services SA division and other divisions will be relocated to a new government office building in Port Adelaide. The 260 staff – who perform a range of administrative functions across government, including financial accounting, procurement, injury management and business systems and…

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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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