Weatherill over spruiks “bulldust” claim

Premier Weatherill on 8 November 2011 claimed that standards of civility and debate had to increase on his watch. Of course, Mr Weatherill made these hollow claims having spent – to that point – 10 years at Labor’s Cabinet table. Some of Mr Weatherill’s hollow rhetoric from 8 November 2011 includes the following: “…civility in…

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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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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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