Adelaide | The State Government employs around 730 people in Treasury – more than 50 earn above $100,000.
Its wages bill is $69 million.
Treasury’s objectives include policy advice to government on “revenue policy matters, Commonwealth–state relations, economic conditions and forecasting”.
Yet when the Premier’s department wanted advice on “South Australia’s strategic positioning, intergovernmental relations and the state’s economic standing” it turned to former Liberal Party adviser and prominent lobbyist Ian Smith.
Details of the consultancy show Smith, a founding partner of lobbyist firm Bespoke Approach, was paid more than $52,000 for the advice, which he provided to the Government late last year.
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THE FORAGER | This week in The Forager: celebrating the Central Market, suburban food producers’ secrets revealed, Hill of Grace Restaurant opens at Adelaide Oval, and Kangaroo Island comes to town.
Food secrets of Glynde
Following in the footsteps of neighbouring precinct Campbelltown, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, has put the suburb of Glynde on the foodie map with the launch of a new publication revealing the secrets of the micro food production region.
Food Secrets of Glynde showcases the cluster of food manufacturers that for more than 40 years have provided local, interstate and overseas consumers with premium food and beverages. It tells the stories of many of the family-owned businesses that are examples of the multiculturalism and diversity of SA’s foo Full Story »
Not a day goes by when we don’t hear about the next technological marvel, guaranteed to shape all our futures. But why wait for tomorrow when you can enjoy life-changing tech, today?
Going beyond a humble collection of monitoring gadgets, the SmartThings range of wirelessly connected devices offer home automation to the nth degree.
Once you’ve connected all manner of gadgets to your SmartThings Hub, you can control everything, from door locks and lighting to general power outlets and more, all from your smartphone. Living like The Jetsons just came a little bit closer. Starts at $US99.
Hands up if you ever lived in a house with a rotary dial phone. We did too! That’s why you can expect the Uniden Modro, a retro series of rotary dial-inspired digital phones, to add the f Full Story »