Newstart Debate

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (17:35): Having listened to the contribution made by the Hon. Mr Kandelaars, I can only comment: how the mighty have fallen in relation to the old Labor lefties who were there from years ago, pledging to support the impoverished and single parent families. The old Labor lefties, like the Hon. Mr…

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Koutsantonis now admits over spruiking guilt

In a further embarrassing blow to Premier Weatherill and his Labor Government, Minister Koutsantonis has today admitted his over spruiking guilt. “This follows Mr Weatherill’s embarrassing gaffe last week, agreeing with the State Liberals that his Labor Government has over spruiked major projects,” said Mr Lucas, “Minister O’Brien also then agreed with Mr Weatherill that…

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Labor has wrong priorities for Health

The Weatherill Labor Government has the wrong priorities for health, continuing to waste millions of dollars on consultants and a bloated bureaucracy whilst neglecting important services such as the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS). Health Minister Jack Snelling this week ruled out increased funding for PATS, a subsidy program that provides money to pay for…

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Libs oppose government siphoning of doctor funds

Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas said today the State Liberals would not support any Labor Government attempts to siphon off doctor funds to pay hospital operating costs such as electricity bills. Australian Medical Association President Dr Peter Sharley expressed concern today that research funds and medical equipment funds were under threat because of Labor Government…

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Weatherill acknowledges division and disunity

After seven cases of Labor division in seven days, Premier Weatherill has acknowledged that division and disunity is a distraction and damaging to the Labor brand. Mr Weatherill’s comments come in the wake of Ms Gillard calling on a leadership spill to address damaging infighting and division within federal Labor. Mr Weatherill today told journalists:…

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Critical time for decision on medical school

Decisions about the future location of the University of Adelaide Medical School have reached a critical stage, Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas said today. “University representatives have advised me critical location and funding decisions will have to be made no later than August this year if it is to be completed in time for opening…

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Labor Party

I want to talk about the open division and disunity, sadly, within the state Labor Party and the state Labor government that we have seen over recent weeks, in particular, this last week. In the last 24 hours, we have seen a calculated and vindictive leak from within cabinet with the deliberate intention of seeking…

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Open defiance of Weatherill Labor

Premier Weatherill’s Labor Government continues to spill into the public arena, as a series of embarrassing leaks continue to destabilise Mr Weatherill’s leadership. In just the past week alone: • A calculated, vindictive Cabinet leak of a $7 million “wellbeing initiative” sought to undermine the authority of Premier Weatherill • Legislative Council President John Gazzola…

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