Nothing proactive about Weatherill Government disclosure

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Weatherill Government had broken its promise to regularly publish online the expenditure of State Government Ministers and their staff. In September 2013 Mr Weatherill announced “Public Disclosure” on departmental websites for credit card, overseas travel and mobile phone costs would increase accountability in public officials: “Governments should be…

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nRAH’s taxpayer disaster

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government explain why it isn’t seeking substantial financial penalties from the nRAH builders as result of repeated delays and budget blow-outs in the project. “The nRAH is now more than $600 million over budget and likely to be a year overdue yet the Weatherill Government is merely asking…

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Weatherill’s ego trip rubs off on his CEO

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the CEO of Premier Weatherill’s Department Kym Winter-Dewhirst had been caught out wasting taxpayers’ money on the same full production film company used by Mr.Weatherill to film a travelogue of his overseas trips. FOI documents reveal that Mr.Winter-Dewhirst paid 57 FILMS $12,000 to film him for a message to his…

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Room with a view at taxpayers’ expense

The State Liberals are calling on Tourism Minister Leon Bignell to identify and payback all questionable claims for hotel stays in Adelaide he has made on the taxpayer since becoming Minister in the State Labor Government. “The latest revelation that Minister Bignell slugged taxpayers $185.70 to stay in the Intercontinental Hotel on North Terrace in…

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Independent Remuneration Tribunal Decision

This decision has been taken by the independent Remuneration Tribunal. The principle behind the new legislation was to be more transparent about MP’s pay by abolishing many of the benefits and allowances which the community had complained about. The Liberal Party supported the principle of MP’s pay being determined by an independent Tribunal and therefore…

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One union hack to replace another

The Labor Party will continue to treat the Upper House of State Parliament as its payback parlor if it appoints Peter Malinauskas to the casual vacancy created as a result of Bernard Finnigan’s criminal behavior. “Replacing Bernard Finnigan with Peter Malinauskas will see one former union hack taking the place of another in a Government…

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