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Arrogant Labor Government forges ahead

The Weatherill Labor Government today confirmed that it has more detailed plans for releasing land at the Repat Hospital site to private operators than it does for the future of veterans’ health services.

The commencement of an expression of interest process to dispose of the Repat site ignores calls from 44 RSL clubs and around 50,000 South Australians who have signed petitions calling for the Repat to remain open.


“This is not a health plan – this is a real estate plan,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.


“We now have more details about the future of the Repat land than we do about the future of Repat services.


“Veterans and the wider community should not have to pay for Labor’s mismanagement of the health system with the closure of the Repat Hospital.


“Let’s not forget that the Weatherill Labor Government promised not to privatise any assets before the last State Election.


“Today the Government has announced the release of the Repat land to private operators.


“This is just the latest broken promise by the Weatherill Labor Government since the state election.


“Veterans still have no answers about what will happen to current services at the Repat. 


“This announcement is especially galling just four days out from the Anzac centenary, demonstrating just how arrogant and out of touch the Weatherill Labor Government is with South Australians.”