Parliamentary Committee to investigate water pricing policy and Government actions

State Parliament’s Budget and Finance Committee will investigate a series of damning allegations made by former ESCOSA chief executive Dr Paul Kerin regarding water pricing policy and actions of the Labor Government. “Dr Kerin has exposed the Weatherill Government’s price gouging on the water bills of South Australian families and businesses,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob…

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SA continues to fall behind other states

The latest CommSec State of the States Report demonstrates yet again that South Australia is continuing to fall behind other states under the Weatherill Labor Government. The October 2014 Report revealed that: • South Australia is again ranked the weakest state economy on the mainland; • South Australia is generally ranked sixth to eighth on…

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New guidelines an admission of failure

The new unsolicited bids guidelines established by the Weatherill Government is an admission of failure from Labor over its handling of the sale of public land at Gillman last year. On 23 December last year it was announced that the State Government had signed an agreement with Adelaide Capital Partners (ACP) to sell 400Ha of…

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Questions on key Education Director appointments

Two of the twenty new Education Directors appointed under Weatherill Government policies had concerns raised about their performance in the Debelle Royal Commission. This was confirmed yesterday by Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) Chief Executive Tony Harrison in the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee. These highly paid new Education Director positions are…

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Code White in Emergency Departments

The Weatherill Government’s Emergency Department Dashboard is providing a disturbing snapshot of the gridlock that is gripping Adelaide’s major hospitals. “Yesterday five out of the six metropolitan hospitals Emergency Departments were classified as Code White* at one point of the day and it’s patients that are paying the price,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The…

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ESL promise to pensioners must be kept

The Weatherill Labor Government must ensure it keeps its promise to exempt all pensioners and concession card holders from massive Emergency Services Levy (ESL) increases. Representatives of the Retirement Villages Association have raised publicly their concerns that some pensioners who have moved into retirement villages may be slugged with the Government’s massive ESL increases. “Put…

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