Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 16:27 ): There has been a lot of debate around this most recent state budget, potentially more than ever before. The government's failed Transforming Health program has come under scrutiny. The constant ramping of ambulances at the Flinders Medical Centre is a hot topic. The issues of emergency departments closing across the city, the downgrading of services at Noarlunga Hospital and the shameful government decision to close down the Repat hospital have South Australians up in arms.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 16:43 ): As the lead speaker, I rise with great pleasure to speak on the Industry Advocate Bill. As we know, the bill is an attempt to make the Industry Advocate a statutory body. The Industry Advocate has been doing quite a bit of work around town, and we need to have a look at why this position is in place.Read more
It’s another black day for South Australia with our unemployment rate again the highest in
South Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment figure was 6.7%, with the second worst
state Tasmania recording 6.5%.
“After last month’s statewide blackout South Australia has fallen into a dark place when it
comes to jobs. This Government has failed to deliver for South Australians after 14 years in
charge,” said Shadow Minister for Employment Corey Wingard.
At 8.2% SA has the highest unemployment rate in the country, even worse than Tasmania.
Alarmingly Premier Jay Weatherill has warned that this is likely to get worse.Read more