50 - 150K I have to ask the obvious according to who, and what base value real ones or the usual vastly over inflated ones that always crop up in every instance like this in SA, I wouldn't believe one media outlet in Australia for the truth..............nor any real estate agent likely to get a cut out of any sale.
AND at least the current government(s) are spending on public infrastructure, the altenative would have thrown up their hands long ago and "declared the country bankrupt" rather than borrow to (successfully) keep the economy buoyant. the current deficts are miniscule compared to others around the world, it might pay to remember that!
AlcoWS, you have no basis whatsoever for your political statements.
Remember it is the "others" who left a Federal surplus to be over spent by that Ruddy mob and have twice in my lifetime dug this state out of financial mess left by those of the ilk of the present incumbents. (They have even tried to rewrite history to cast Costello as the villain.)
One thing I am happy to say is that the present state treasurer/premier has learned some hard lessons very quickly and very well.
The Rann spending was predicated on BHP rolling over and feeding vast sums of money into the state coffers. Every man and his dog, and the government, tried to milk what they thought was the BHP ODX cash cow. For example fees that had been $120 per hour became $250. (I even put my fees up a little.) No wonder BHP decided to hold off. Now Jay is left to clean up the mess.
I have two arguments with the infrastructure spending.
- The Adelaide Oval which could have waited or maybe never have happened.
- The Sexy duplication which has no basis in traffic demand and should have at least waited until the Seaford rail extension and electrification was completed.