End of the long lunch on the taxpayers’ tab

The State Liberals will end the practice of Government Ministers having long boozy lunches at the taxpayers’ expense with a strict new policy on who pays for alcohol consumed by Ministers, their staff and guests. Ministers spending taxpayers’ money on alcohol for themselves, their staff, public servants and guests will end under a Marshall Liberal…

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Investing in our local funds management industry

A Marshall Liberal Government will support the growth of South Australia’s local funds management industry, creating more jobs in our state. “There are more than 7,000 South Australians currently employed in the finance sector and our universities are producing well-trained graduates in related fields,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “For too long, this sector has…

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Labor has secret plan to increase the GST

The State Liberals have today launched a campaign against Labor’s secret plan to increase the GST, which would smash SA households and businesses. “South Australian voters need to cast their vote this week with their eyes wide open to Labor’s secret plan to increase the GST,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “Increasing taxes and introducing…

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What does the shoppies union want for $1.5 million?

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the powerful shoppies union (Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)) had given $1.5 million to the Labor Party since 2013/14. In fact, Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA) records show since 2015 the shoppies union has given almost $1 million, including $150,000 paid as recently as 18th January 2018.…

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Liberals agree to inquiry into Valuer-General policy

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that a Marshall Liberal Government would establish a Parliamentary Select Committee to investigate valuation policies of the Valuer-General and their impact on some retirement village residents. This decision has been taken in response to lobbying from the SA Retirement Villages Residents Association (SARVRA) which has called on both the…

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After 16 years, Labor’s got to go

The State Liberals have launched a new website – 16YearsOfLabor.com.au – exposing some of the Weatherill Labor Government’s most outrageous failures, lies and broken promises. “For too long Labor have been governing on a platform of over-promising, under-delivering and shameless backflipping, failing South Australians time and time again,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “Under Labor’s…

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Liberals to prioritise real doctors over spin doctors

The State Liberals latest election policy will slash the excessive number of ministerial staff and spin doctors currently employed by the Weatherill Government. “The Weatherill Government’s bloated ministerial offices are a disgraceful waste of taxpayers’ money,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “This move would save $20 million over four years or about $5 million per year. “Whilst…

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Weatherill spends $449 million to reduce public servants – What happened?

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Weatherill Labor Government had spent $448.7 million on separation packages to reduce the number of public servants yet had actually increased the number of public servants by 3501. This is yet another example of the financial mismanagement and incompetence of the Weatherill Labor Government. Clearly whilst the Government is spending millions…

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Labor fails the future of South Australia

Mid-Year Budget Review (MYBR) provides further proof that the Weatherill Labor Government has run its race and that South Australia desperately needs a change of government if we are going to pull ourselves out of Labor’s economic rut. “The most telling number in the MYBR is Jay Weatherill’s pitiful 1 per cent annual employment growth during the next…

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Weatherill’s new water slug

The State Liberals have described evidence presented to a Parliamentary Committee that the Weatherill Government forced SA Water to borrow $71 million to pay a $71 million extra dividends to the Weatherill Government as outrageous. “This meant the Weatherill Government ripped $193 million out of SA Water’s coffers even though their net profit for 2016/17 was only $134…

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