Pleas to fix ramping fall on deaf ears

South Australia’s ramping crisis escalated yesterday as the Ambulance Employees’ Association publicly pleaded with the Weatherill Labor Government to fix the problem. In the latest disturbing ramping incident at Flinders Medical Centre, last week a woman who had been vomiting for 18 hours was forced to wait outside the emergency department for about an hour.…

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Hill’s health hypocrisy

Former Health Minister John Hill’s criticisms of the SA health system are the height of hypocrisy given Mr Weatherill and Labor have been in government for almost 12 years. “Mr Hill and his Labor Government must accept their share of responsibility for the position South Australia’s health system currently finds itself in,” said Shadow Health…

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Employer anger at Weatherill Government legislation

Employer groups are angry and concerned about new Weatherill Government legislation relating to privacy and confidentiality of health information. Business groups such as Business SA, Self Insurers of South Australia, the Australian Industry Group, the Motor Traders’ Association and the Master Builders Association have all contacted the State Liberals expressing anger and concern about the…

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Snelling in the dark on WCH costings

Confusion over costings arrangements for the proposed move of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site reveals the depth of Weatherill Labor Government disunity and dysfunction. Health Minister Snelling was caught unaware of costing arrangements for the WCH move on radio this morning – unable to even confirm whether part-time…

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Labor’s Gross Hypocrisy

The Weatherill Labor Government has continued its form of engaging in gross hypocrisy and double standards. It took Labor barely nine hours to suspend a ministerial adviser following the leak of a document designed to damage Premier Weatherill’s leadership. However, Mr Weatherill has refused to either suspend or sack his senior advisers, Simon Blewett and…

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NRAH blow out now reaches $405 million

The total cost of the NRAH project has now blown out by $405 million more than the $1.7 billion promised by the Labor Government at the last election. Evidence to the Budget and Finance Committee on Monday indicated that the Weatherill Labor Government was now considering spending another $5-10 million on an air tube transportation…

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STATE GOVERNMENT

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:37): After 12 years it is sad to watch a government disintegrate before our eyes: a government in turmoil, a government of ministers and staffers tearing each other apart, and a premier showing clear signs of poor judgement, irrational decision-making and of cracking under significant pressure on a range of issues.…

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