Liberals take axe to Labor health bureaucracy

A Marshall Liberal Government will take an axe to Labor’s over centralised health bureaucracy and will return decision making to where services are actually delivered. “During the past decade the Labor Government has centralised decision making for the health system in an ever expanding bureaucracy that has limited contact with either patients or the medical…

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Federal Labor snubs SA

Federal Labor’s decision to appoint a Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia is a snub to South Australia. This week, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, appointed a Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia stating: “…this new position that I’ve created will make WA’s voice inside Labor even stronger.” (SMH, 04/03/14) Federal Labor has no position in…

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Koutsantonis caught out

Transport Minister, Tom Koutsantonis, has been caught out lying in a media release distributed last week titled “Liberal leader set to dodge another debate”. The release stated: “Liberal leader Steven Marshall is set to dodge another showdown with Premier Jay Weatherill after agreeing to a $1000 a head fundraiser instead of taking part in a…

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Gago lets budget cat out of the bag

Senior Labor Minister Gail Gago has confirmed that Premier Weatherill’s promised return to a budget surplus in 2015/16 is worthless. Minister Gago let slip on 639ABC radio that Labor won’t deliver a surplus until 2018/19 at the earliest: Gago: “This Government has been very open and transparent about having to bring our budget back into…

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Newsrooms beware of Labor lies

Newsrooms should beware of a flurry of Labor lies that will flood their inboxes over the remaining 16 days of the State Election campaign. Yesterday, Minister Koutsantonis distributed a media release with the headline “Liberal leader set to dodge another debate” which stated: “Liberal leader Steven Marshall is set to dodge another showdown with Premier…

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Labor leaks continue to pour out

Another Cabinet document leak designed to undermine embattled Premier Weatherill has questioned the costings for the Weatherill Labor Government’s Drill Core Reference Library. Today Mr Weatherill announced a $32 million minerals core library for the Tonsley site. However, a Cabinet document leaked to the State Liberals questions the costings for this proposal, stating: Just yesterday,…

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Labor leaks continue to pour out

Another Cabinet document leak designed to undermine embattled Premier Weatherill has questioned the costings for the Weatherill Labor Government’s Drill Core Reference Library. Today Mr Weatherill announced a $32 million minerals core library for the Tonsley site. However, a Cabinet document leaked to the State Liberals questions the costings for this proposal, stating: Just yesterday,…

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Weatherill’s fundraising hypocrisy

Premier Weatherill and his Labor Government have been embarrassingly exposed over fundraising hypocrisy. On 29 January this year, Premier Weatherill was the guest speaker at a Labor Party fundraiser hosted by CIC Australia Limited. Two weeks later, the Weatherill Labor Government chose CIC Australia as the preferred developer for the new residential and mixed-use Tonsley…

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A tale of two cities

Today’s release of both Liberal and Labor plans for the Royal Adelaide Hospital site highlights the stark difference in approach between how a Marshall Liberal Government and a Weatherill Labor Government would deal with South Australia’s jobs and budget crisis. “A Marshall Liberal Government will adopt a prudent, financially responsible approach to the RAH site…

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‘Forgerygate’ Weatherill Labor candidate’s story unravelling

Premier Weatherill’s dirty tricks campaign has now been embarrassingly exposed as a Labor candidate was forced to admit Labor political apparatchiks were forging her signature while pretending she had been door-knocking. Katrine Hildyard, who is one of Mr Weatherill’s Left faction candidates and allies, was yesterday forced to apologise for her involvement in ‘forgerygate.’ However,…

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Will the real Katrine Hildyard please stand up?

Premier Weatherill and Labor appear to have been caught out engaging in more sneaky campaign tactics. The State Liberals have obtained three “Sorry I Missed You” doorknocking cards and a streetcorner meeting letter from Labor candidate for Reynell, Katrine Hildyard, in four different handwriting styles. The doorknocking cards, signed “Kind Regards Katrine”, give the impression…

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Child protection scandal spreads to SA Health

The Weatherill Labor Government’s child protection scandal has now spread to another department – SA Health. Nurses at Modbury Hospital have informed the State Liberals that security guards employed at the hospital do not have a ‘working with children’ police clearance even though they have access to parts of the hospital where children are treated.…

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Child protection scandal spreads to SA Health

The Weatherill Labor Government’s child protection scandal has now spread to another department – SA Health. Nurses at Modbury Hospital have informed the State Liberals that security guards employed at the hospital do not have a ‘working with children’ police clearance even though they have access to parts of the hospital where children are treated.…

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