Labor’s part-time government

The Weatherill Labor Government is running a part-time government with six Cabinet Ministers on leave at a time when South Australia needs strong leadership. The six Cabinet Ministers on leave at the moment are: • Gail Gago on leave from 16-24 April 2015 inclusive; • Leon Bignell on leave from 16 April – 2 May…

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Auditor-General inquiry into Government advertising

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today welcomed the fact the Auditor-General was conducting an inquiry into the Weatherill Government’s controversial advertising campaigns and would be presenting a special report to Parliament. In recent evidence to the Budget and Finance Committee the Auditor-General was asked whether Mr Weatherill’s $1.1 million anti Federal Government campaign featuring two pensioners…

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SA’s resources sector beached

News that Chevron Exploration Australia has pulled out of its joint venture in the Cooper Basin with Beach Energy is another blow to the South Australian economy. “This news coupled with the latest ABS employment data showing the loss of 4400 mining jobs since last November paints a bleak picture for people seeking jobs in…

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What happened when Government spent $360m trying to reduce public service numbers?

The total number of public servants has increased despite the Weatherill Government spending $360 million on targeted voluntary separation packages. “Sadly for South Australian taxpayers this is another spectacular failure by Premier Weatherill and Treasurer Koutsantonis, and yet another example of their financial incompetence and mismanagement,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The Auditor-General’s latest report…

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Another costly ad campaign

The Weatherill Labor Government has launched another costly advertising campaign against the Federal Government’s pensioner concessions, costing South Australian taxpayers $1.1 million. At a cost of $1.1 million to South Australian taxpayers, Premier Weatherill could have actually given 5,700 South Australian pensioners their $190 concession instead of paying for another ad campaign. More than $4…

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