Knoll counts Government waste
Mr Stephan Knoll MP, Member for Schubert and Chair of the State Liberals’ WasteWatch Committee has today released a book detailing ‘40 Reasons Why You Can’t Trust Labor with Your Money’.
The book details millions of dollars of wasted money, including failed IT projects, huge cost blowouts on major infrastructure projects and excessive ministerial spending.
“Detailing 40 instances that show the waste and mismanagement of the Weatherill Government, the book is a contemporary reminder to the taxpayers of South Australia of the inability of this Labor Government to diligently and thoughtfully manage the State’s budget,” Mr Knoll said.
“To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher – the problem with this Government is that eventually they’ll run out of other people’s money, and simply put their hands further into every South Australian’s pocket. South Australians need to be fearful of that, because they can manage their own money far better than this Government.
“We have a greater state debt than when the State Bank collapsed, and with the Labor Government at the helm for the past 14 years and with three treasurers in Jay Weatherill’s time as Premier, we have never looked close to recovering from their self-made economic disasters.
“This reminder comes at a time when South Australia has the highest unemployment in the nation, an award we’ve infamously won far too many times, and only a month before Labor is due to deliver their promised, yet fabled, 100,000 jobs.
“This book will be a moving feast and will be continually updated. Between now and the next State Election, there will be many more instances, and with 800 days to go, the State Liberals won’t rest in highlighting the excesses, mismanagement and blatant waste that this Government has inflicted on the people of South Australia.”
Note: State debt previously peaked at $11.61 billion in 1993, it is now expected to peak at $13.46 billion in 2018.