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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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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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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Labor divisions continue – another Weatherill Govt leak

Labor divisions continue – another Weatherill Govt leak Internal division within Premier Weatherill’s Labor Government continues to spill into the public arena, as a series of embarrassing leaks destabilise Mr Weatherill’s leadership. A document marked ‘Cabinet in Confidence’, and prepared under the Premier’s name, has been deliberately leaked to further damage Mr Weatherill’s leadership. The…

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$200m to demolish/clean-up RAH site

The preliminary estimate of the cost for demolishing and cleaning up the existing Royal Adelaide Hospital site is about $200 million, according to leaked information from within SA Health. Shadow Minister for Health Rob Lucas said the information the State Liberals received indicated significant amounts of asbestos had been identified within the old buildings on…

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Labor appointments to Boards and Committees

There is no doubt that if you are a ‘Labor mate’ or a part of the broader ‘Labor family’ such as a union boss then your chances of being appointed are significantly increased. Clearly union bosses such as Peter Malinauskas,Janet Giles and Wayne Hanson have all been favoured by the Labor Government with lucrative appointments…

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