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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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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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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