Labor MPs Abuse and Bullying

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (16:36): I move: That this council notes with concern the actions taken by Labor MPs and statements made by Labor MPs both inside and outside the parliament. The motion that I have moved this afternoon has been brought on by the arrogance and hypocrisy that I and other members have witnessed from Labor…

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Treasury confirms bullying claims against Atkinson

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that FOI applications had confirmed there had been two claims of bullying made in workers compensation claims by former staff of Michael Atkinson MP. The Weatherill Government must now come clean and reveal what the total cost to taxpayers has been for the settlement of these bullying claims against Mr Atkinson. Treasury replies to two…

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Nuclear Commission has some waste of its own

 Documents obtained by the Opposition under Freedom of Information have revealed some outrageous costs incurred by the Weatherill Government’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Consultation and Response Agency (CARA).  The documents show the CARA budget blew out by $400,000 to $7.6 million, with key highlights including;  The documents show the CARA budget blew out by $400,000 to $7.6…

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Golden Handshake for Former DPC Executive

Premier Jay Weatherill needs to explain to South Australian taxpayers why his former Department of Premier and Cabinet CEO, Mr Kym Winter-Dewhirst, received an estimated $137,500 payment when he chose to resign. In yesterday’s Budget Estimates it was revealed that Mr Winter-Dewhirst was given a payment amounting to a quarter of his $550,000 a year…

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Labor’s Groundhog Day budget

The State Liberals are warning South Australians that today’s State Budget will contain a raft of re-heated proposals dressed up as new initiatives as the old, tired and lazy Weatherill Government seeks to cling to power for another four years. In the face of rising unemployment Jay Weatherill has promised to ‘double down’ on his…

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Labor must rule out post-Budget political advertising

The State Liberals have called on the Weatherill Government to rule out wasting taxpayer funds on political advertising following Thursday’s State Budget. “The Weatherill Labor Government’s track record on misusing and abusing public money on political advertising is abysmal,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “At a time when South Australian households and businesses are struggling…

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Time to cut nuclear dump costs

The State Liberals are demanding that Premier Jay Weatherill disbands the nuclear Response Advisory Board he established as part of his plan to make South Australia the world’s radioactive dump. “For Jay Weatherill to continue to fund the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Consultation and Response Agency (CARA) and its Advisory Board after he has…

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Labor must rule out new taxes in State Budget

The State Liberals have called for no new taxes to be introduced in Labor’s last State Budget before the March 2018 State Election. “South Australian households and businesses are struggling under the Weatherill Labor Government’s punishing state taxes – the last thing they need is the introduction of any new taxes,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob…

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Weatherill’s 3 dollar bills

Weatherill’s 3 dollar bills Ordinary South Australian households will be outraged at the Weatherill Government’s pitiful offer of a three dollar cut in their ESL tax bills in this year’s State Budget. “Three years ago the Weatherill Government financially mugged struggling South Australian families and now expects them to be grateful because he throws them…

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Vlahos books up next year’s leave

Embattled Minister Leesa Vlahos is more interested in booking in leave for next year than taking responsibility for the Oakden scandal. According to the Government Gazette, Minister Vlahos will be absent from 8 July to 17 July, 19 August to 27 August, and 31 December 2017 to 14 January 2018. “The families of abused Oakden…

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State Bank/State Debt

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (17:01): I move: That this council notes the level of total state debt in South Australia since the early 1990s and the factors that have influenced that level of state debt. In speaking to this motion, I want to trace the history of the issues that relate to the level of the…

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