Rann spin on 15% Ministerial Office cut

Premier Mike Rann’s promised 15 per cent cut in Ministerial Office budgets is an illusion and yet another example of “Rann Spin”. “In fact, the Budget documents show Ministerial Office budgets actually increase by $1.2 million this year compared to last year,” Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today. “The Budget papers claim that…

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Review needed of Rann Govt’s TVSP process

There must be a review of the processes being used by the Rann Government in offering targeted voluntary separation packages to public servants. Evidence given by the Education Department’s CEO, Chris Robinson, to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee has raised a number of serious concerns including complaints from staff that improper and unacceptable…

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CEO won’t detail size of Budget savings options

The Education Department’s CEO, Chris Robinson, had refused to answer questions from a Parliamentary Committee about Budget cuts recommended by the Rann Government’s Sustainable Budget Commission. “This was despite the Under Treasurer and the Health Department CEO both recently answering similar questions for their departments,” Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today. “The Health…

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Everyone seemed to know – EXCEPT FOLEY!

Evidence given to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee confirmed that almost everyone associated with the Adelaide Oval seemed to know about a cost blowout before the March election. “However, if you believe Mr Foley’s story, then either people didn’t tell him or if they did he quickly forgot what they told him,” Shadow…

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