Major problems emerging with new RAH project

The appointment of high priced consultants Bespoke Approach by the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) consortium is a clear indication there are major problems with the project. Companies don’t spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on expensive troubleshooters part way through a major project unless they have grave concerns about the project. Information provided to…

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Labor division and disunity continues

Labor division and disunity has continued under Premier Weatherill’s watch, this time over the issue of same-sex marriage. Bitter divisions have been revealed today as senior Labor MPs are unhappy about Mr Weatherill pushing to legislate for same-sex marriage in South Australia, because it is a Federal issue. These Labor MPs are openly telling journalists…

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (GAMBLING REFORM) BILL

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 4 June 2013.) The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (16:06): I rise to speak on behalf of Liberal members to the second reading of this most important bill. At the outset, I congratulate my colleague in another place, the member for Davenport, on his extraordinarily meticulous handling thus far of…

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Public servants’ anger at Weatherill’s party political message

Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas today accused Premier Weatherill of outrageous and shameless politicising of the public service. The attached political message attacking Federal Liberal leader Tony Abbott was circulated to all public servants in Premier Weatherill’s own department. This screenshot was taken from the internal website available to almost 2,000 public servants in the…

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Weatherill now features Labor Party attack ad on internal Department website

Premier Weatherill has continued to use his internal department website to mount partisan political attacks on Liberal Leader Steven Marshall today. “The Liberal Party has been contacted again today by public servants in the Premier’s own department expressing great concern at the Premier’s outrageous use of taxpayer-funded resources,” said Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas. Today…

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Weatherill now features Labor Party attack ad on internal Department website

Premier Weatherill has continued to use his internal department website to mount partisan political attacks on Liberal Leader Steven Marshall today. “The Liberal Party has been contacted again today by public servants in the Premier’s own department expressing great concern at the Premier’s outrageous use of taxpayer-funded resources,” said Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas. Today…

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Modbury Hospital paediatric ward closure:

Premier Weatherill and Health Minister Snelling have broken another key Labor promise by closing the paediatric ward and services at Modbury Hospital. As recently as February this year, Minister Snelling had been promising families in the north eastern suburbs a ‘paediatric ward’ and ongoing paediatric services: “The secure paediatric ward will allow for any children…

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Patients suffer due to financial mismanagement

Minister Snelling stands condemned for wasting $40 million on an IT project blowout at a time when hospitals cannot meet the demand for emergency treatment for patients. Minister Snelling apologised today for the latest example of ‘queuing’ or ‘ramping’ in hospitals when he apologised for queuing in the corridors at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on…

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Supply Bill

SUPPLY BILL 2013 Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 4 June 2013.) The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:21): It is opportune that we get the opportunity to speak to the Supply Bill debate on a day of infamy, I suppose, for the state with the latest series of broken promises and rank financial mismanagement by…

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Ministerial Staff

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:37): I want to address the stench that attracts to the carcass of the current Labor government and the many reasons I believe for the government’s problems. The first I want to address is the quality of advice it receives from the ministerial staff within its offices. Sadly, what we see…

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