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Mark Goldsworthy MP

Member for Kavel

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Mark Goldsworthy MP, Member for Kavel

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MARK GOLDSWORTHY MP

Member for Kavel

48 Hutchinson Street
MOUNT BARKER SA 5251

Tel: (08) 8391 5599
Fax: (08) 8391 4744


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2016-17 State Budget

Monday, 12 September 2016

With State debt set to peak at $14.2 billion in 2017/18, our next generation – our children and grandchildren – will bear the burden of that. The interest bill alone will be $652 million in 2017/18. The mismanagement from what will be 16 years of State Labor will be felt long into the future.  

South Australia’s power prices reached crisis point recently when the monthly average spot price for electricity in July was $279.50 per megawatt hour, up from $73.50 per megawatt hour in July last year.  South Australian businesses cannot sustain these price hikes and it puts them at a competitive disadvantage.   The State Liberals are supporting calls for a Federal inquiry into the performance of the National Electricity Market; the need for more interconnection and the generation mix with particular reference to the over-supply of wind energy that cannot be stored.

The New Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH) Project is now well behind schedule and over budget. The project has blown out from $1.7 billion to $2.3 billion.  The massive cost of the nRAH is a key factor in the Weatherill Government’s decision to close the Repat and downgrade services in other Hospitals. The nRAH will have less beds, insufficient provision for clinical trials and the EPAS system has its own significant cost blowouts.  

This State Budget fails to deliver any cost-of-living relief for South Australian households and businesses, and instead adds new and increased taxes, fees and charges including the Solid Waste Levy, taxi fares, online gambling, and school fees for 457 visa holders. 

South Australia is now the highest taxing jurisdiction in Australia according to the Commonwealth Grants Commission.


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