More waste on consultants to fix SAPOL bungle

The Rann Government has wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars paying a consultant to fix a massive bungle over workers’ compensation payments in SAPOL, Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today. “In evidence to the Legislative Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, SAPOL’s Business Service Director Denis Patriarca revealed hundreds of officers had been underpaid workers’…

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Hapless Finnigan fumbles again

The Rann Government has refused to answer key questions about the claimed independent review of the 2008 WorkCover Act changes, Shadow Industrial Relations Minister Rob Lucas said today. “In January this year the Rann Government announced Bill Cossey and Chris Latham, a senior partner in the Sydney office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), would conduct the review,”…

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Matter of Interest: Kaurna organisation

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:27): During question time, I outlined serious allegations in relation to a number of Kaurna related organisations, and the bottom line is that, after a long period of time, it appears that OCBA, having been asked to investigate these allegations, has done nothing. I hope that we have not seen an…

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Question: Kaurna organisation

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (14:46): I seek leave to make a brief explanation prior to directing a question to the Minister for Consumer Affairs on the subject of OCBA. Leave granted. The Hon. R.I. LUCAS: On 28 July 2009, Ms Heather Agius, Treasurer of the Kaurna Heritage Board Inc. and the Director of Kaurna Cultural…

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Another Rann broken promise on FOI

The release of the latest batch of Federal Cabinet documents highlights the broken pre-election promise by Premier Rann to open access to all Cabinet documents after 10 years, Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today. In August 2009 Mr Rann announced with great fanfare his new policy of supposedly releasing Cabinet documents after only 10…

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