Rann decision to sack Ashbourne was wrong: Auditor-General

The Auditor-General has indicated the Premier was wrong to dismiss Randall Ashbourne, in evidence today to the Atkinson-Ashbourne-Clarke Affair Select Committee. Mr Ken MacPherson has also indicated that South Australian taxpayers, through the Rann Government, have been exposed to a significant unfair dismissal claim and liability, according to Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. HON R.I. LUCAS:…

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Adelaide 36ers

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:50): I want to speak this afternoon about a great South Australian sporting institution, much loved by hundreds of thousands of South Australians over the years, the Adelaide 36ers, the men’s basketball team. Many tens of thousands of people have enjoyed following the 36ers, at what was the powerhouse and is…

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Millions wasted whilst services cut

The Rann Government was wasting millions of taxpayers’ dollars through slack management of IT projects whilst at the same time cutting important services for disadvantaged families. Evidence given today by senior executives from the Department for Families and Communities (DFC) to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee confirmed there had been a $12 million…

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Rann must answer questions on appointments

Taxpayers were paying almost $800,000 every year for Rann Government board appointments of “Labor mates” or people with a close association to the Labor Party. “Mr Rann must explain publicly his reasons for continually appointing so many people with connections to the Labor Party to key Government boards and committees,” Liberal MLC Rob Lucas said…

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Rann’s new favourite “POWER COUPLE”

The Rann Government had appointed their new favourite “power couple” Margaret Wagstaff and Phillip Bentley to at least six Government boards and committees in recent years. “These appointments came in addition to the lucrative consultancies of $80,000 for four months work given to Ms Wagstaff by Minister Jennifer Rankine,” Liberal MLC Rob Lucas said today.…

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