Another Cabinet Leak Embarrasses Weatherill

 Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today another leak of a confidential Weatherill Government Cabinet document was a major embarrassment for Mr Weatherill. The latest leak relates to a decision taken by Cabinet on 31 October 2016 to transfer the management of all new workers compensation claims from 1 July 2017 to ReturnToWorkSA. This controversial decision…

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Jack needs to get back to work

The resignation of the Chief Executive of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Len Richards leaves Health Minister Jack Snelling with no option but to return from leave and take control of the move to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. “The State Government is in the middle of the technical assessment period of the…

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Auditor-General asked to investigate taxpayer funds used to organize polling booth workers

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas has written to the Auditor-General calling for an urgent investigation into a $757,500 Weatherill Government grant to an organization for a political campaign which included workers on polling booths handing out leaflets at the last Federal election. The Weatherill Government has already been criticized by the Auditor-General for its $1.1 million anti Federal Government advertising campaign. However,…

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Weatherill Cabinet leaks turn into a flood

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the fourth leak in three months of a confidential Weatherill Government Cabinet document was a clear indication of a deeply divided and dysfunctional government. The latest leak is a Cabinet submission drafted just prior to the last election from Minister Jack Snelling relating to keeping secret details of serious…

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Weatherill’s gag speaks volumes

Premier Jay Weatherill has once again taken the extraordinary step of gagging his Ministers regarding their support for a high-level nuclear waste dump in South Australia during question time in State Parliament today. “For the second day running the Premier has refused to allow his Ministers to record their views regarding his doomed nuclear waste…

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Weatherill gags Ministers in question time

Premier Jay Weatherill has taken the extraordinary step of gagging his Ministers regarding their support for a high-level nuclear waste dump in South Australia during question time in State Parliament. “Jay Weatherill’s refusal to allow his Ministers to record their views regarding his doomed nuclear waste dump is illustrative of just how desperate he is…

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Government’s forced redundancy policy ‘unworkable’

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Weatherill Government’s much hyped ‘forced redundancy for public servants’ policy was virtually unworkable for government departments. In late 2014 the Weatherill Government introduced its new policy of allowing forced redundancy of surplus public servants after a 12-month period. The Government proudly boasted that this policy, detailed in Determination…

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