Gazzola drops the p word

The Weatherill Labor Government’s deep divisions are again on display with former President of the Legislative Council John Gazzola labelling current President Russell Wortley a parasite and calling on him to resign. “Sir, normally I would congratulate you on becoming the President of the Legislative Council. Given the circumstances and by the mere fact that…

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Hoisted with his own petard

Health Minister Jack Snelling’s scare campaign about the impact of possible reductions in Federal health funding only serves to highlight the jobs the Weatherill Government is currently cutting from SA Health, and announced last year. In his release today regarding recommendations of the Commission of Audit Minister Snelling said: while the (State) Government had no…

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Weatherill must recommit to FMC upgrade

Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas has called on Premier Weatherill to recommit to his Labor Government’s redevelopment of the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) before the release of the State Budget in June. During the recent state election, the Weatherill Labor Government committed $117.5 million to redevelop the Flinders Medical Centre, which included building two new…

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Labor’s bizarre claims of ‘trade secrets’

Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas today described as ‘bizarre’ a claim by Premier Weatherill’s Labor Party that documents shouldn’t be released by the Electoral Commission of SA (ECSA) under Freedom of Information because they would reveal their ‘trade secrets’. Equally as concerning is the decision by the ECSA to refuse the release of these documents…

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Where’s Annabel?

Jay Weatherill’s Labor candidate for Elder, Annabel Digance, must come out of hiding and explain why racist material against Liberal candidate for Elder, Carolyn Habib is being distributed. Jay Weatherill yesterday attempted to shut down journalists’ questions on the serious issue of racism at a press conference, following the distribution of a racist Labor flyer…

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Weatherill runs away from racist flyer

Jay Weatherill has today attempted to shut down journalists’ questions on the serious issue of racism at a press conference, following the distribution of a racist Labor flyer against Liberal candidate for Elder, Carolyn Habib. Instead, Jay Weatherill defended the material, did not think the flyer was offensive and refused to apologise. “Jay Weatherill and…

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Labor doesn’t look beyond Adelaide

Labor Premier Jay Weatherill needs to detail his campaign activities outside of the Adelaide area since the issuing of the writs on the 15th of February. South Australia has a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres but there’s little evidence of Labor Premier Jay Weatherill going much beyond the square mile of Adelaide’s CDB…

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Libs promise inquiry into Health ICT projects

A Marshall Liberal Government would ensure a comprehensive inquiry was conducted into all aspects of the Weatherill Government’s management of SA Health’s ICT projects, Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas said today. “Whilst the Auditor-General has told the Budget and Finance Committee he is conducting an inquiry into the $422 million EPAS project, there are also…

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Weatherill’s business flip-flop

Premier Weatherill’s embarrassing flip-flop on his support for businesses today confirms the Weatherill Labor Government is willing to say anything and do anything to get re-elected for another four years. An email sent from Mr Weatherill to Labor mates today states: “Only Labor will work with business to transform and modernise our economy.” Having spent…

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