Libs move to protect volunteers

The Liberal Opposition will move amendments to Labor‟s flawed work safety legislation to try to protect the position of volunteers, Shadow Industrial Relations Minister Rob Lucas said today. National work safety expert Ken Phillips has confirmed Labor‟s new laws will reclassify millions of volunteers as workers, who could now be prosecuted and fined. Mr Phillips…

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Weatherill just as secretive as Rann

An increase in the number of unanswered parliamentary questions on notice demonstrates the Labor Government is just as secretive and unaccountable under Premier Weatherill as former Premier Mike Rann. As at the end of this year, the Labor Government has refused to answer 3158 questions on notice, with the oldest dating back to July 2002…

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More details on ‘Cartridgegate’ emerge

Further details on the extent of the ‘Cartridgegate’ scandal were released by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Chief Executive Rod Hook today. Mr Hook told the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee they had uncovered “two instances” of printer cartridge rorting in the Department. Mr Hook indicated that incidents within Services SA and the…

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Treasury knew of ‘Cartridgegate’ abuses

Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas has written to the Auditor-General advising him he believes senior Treasury officers concealed the fact they had been aware of ‘Cartridgegate’ abuses for almost 18 months. “Information provided to the Liberal Party indicates that senior Treasury officers were aware of significant abuses by Treasury officers as long ago as June/July…

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