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AMA (SA) Political Leaders Breakfast

I thank the AMA for the opportunity to participate in this event. A little over four months from now, South Australia will go to the polls. It will be an opportunity to set the direction for our State, not just for the next four years, but for many more years to come.

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2017 State Building Industry Forum

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this Forum. The building and construction industry employs more than 64,000 people in South Australia. It’s an industry critical to our economy so I congratulate the MBA for convening this Forum. It’s an opportunity to take stock of the current state of our economy and South Australia’s future prospects.

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My aim, above anything else, is to get South Australia working again

How good would it be to get South Australia working again? Growing again. Prospering again. Respected again.

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Budget Reply Speech

I indicate that I will be the lead speaker for the opposition on this bill. Let's stop mincing words. South Australia is in deep economic trouble and this budget offers no solution, because it will destroy more jobs and deter future investment in our state. This government continues to smash our economy with its wrecking ball of higher taxes and budget waste and mismanagement. Labor is ruining the future prospects of our children.

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Nuclear dump has unacceptable financial risks

Jay Weatherill’s plan for an international waste dump exposes South Australian taxpayers to unacceptable financial risks while they wait at least 40 years before knowing whether the project will proceed.

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Could SA’s electricity crisis have been prevented?

Minister Koutsantonis must tell South Australians what deal the Weatherill Labor Government rejected with Alinta regarding the closure of the Power Augusta power station.

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Who is buying the Gillman land?

The State Liberals have raised fresh concerns about the future of the Gillman land deal after it was revealed Renewal SA CEO John Hanlon hasn’t budgeted to receive payment for the first part of the deal.

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Massive losses and write downs for key Government projects

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Chief Executive of Renewal SA (RSA) John Hanlon had revealed massive multimillion dollar losses and financial write-downs on key Government development projects.

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Labor further increases the risk of their Modbury Hospital downgrade

The Government must urgently respond to the revelations of Professor Jones and give surgeons clear authority to perform emergency surgery in life or organ-saving situations.

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Yet another case highlights the dangers of Labor’s Modbury Hospital emergency surgery downgrade

The State Liberals today highlighted another case where a Modbury Hospital patient experienced a traumatic and risky lessening of care as a result of Labor’s hospital cuts.

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