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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Why are Weatherill/Koutsantonis misrepresenting key Supreme Court finding on Gillman?

Mr Weatherill and Mr Koustantonis have deliberately misrepresented a finding by Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Blue on a critical Gillman Cabinet submission. Justice Blue noted the 2 December 2013 Cabinet Submission approved by Mr Weatherill and Mr Koutsantonis contained a ‘limited number of changes to the draft provided by Mr Hansen.’ When challenged by journalists…

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Weatherill must reveal cost of sackings

Premier Weatherill must reveal the cost to taxpayers of the decision to axe 11 senior government executives in his Department. Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said with several of the executives being paid more than $200,000 per year, individual payouts including termination payments and accrued recreation and long service leave could be more than $400,000. One…

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Jay plays Santa to staffers

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today Premier Weatherill had deliberately delayed gazetting and releasing publicly salary increases for his spin doctors and staffers to avoid scrutiny and criticism. Yesterday’s Government Gazette (11 Dec) which includes massive increases in salary packages for some Ministerial spindoctors and staffers was finally released 5 months late and after Parliament…

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