The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC

The Hon

Rob Lucas MLC


The Hon Rob Lucas MLC
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Former Labor government ignored Treasury opposition and shelled out $29m in Future Jobs Funds grants and loans to businesses

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The former Labor government flagrantly ignored the expert advice of its own treasury officials and shelled out $5.48 million in taxpayer-funded jobs grants and another $23.6 million in loans to businesses, some of which had been evaluated as ‘high risk’. Treasurer Rob Lucas said as many as 7 companies that either failed grant criteria or the previous government’s own due diligence checks – on the basis of a poor balance sheet, high cost per job and overall risk to taxpayers – were subsequently given taxpayer funds anyway. “It is eminently clear the former Labor government had utter contempt for hard-working South Australians and splashed their taxpayer dollars around like it was Monopoly money,’’ said Treasurer Lucas. “Instead of developing real policies they tried to pick winners and buy jobs, in some cases despite knowing full well the corporate recipients were either ineli...Click here for full story

Drakes Foodland at Wayville granted Ministerial exemption to open outside regular shop trading hours

Friday, 10 August 2018

A vocal opponent of the Marshall Government’s push to reform shop trading laws has applied for – and been granted – a Ministerial exemption to open one of its stores outside prescribed shop trading hours, to capitalise on increased crowds at the nearby Royal Adelaide Show. Treasurer Rob Lucas has granted the temporary exemption under Section 5 of the Shop Trading Hours Act (1977) to Drakes Supermarkets which sought extended opening hours for its Wayville Foodland – located opposite the showgrounds – for the duration of the Show. And other retailers in Adelaide’s inner south are being advised to apply for an exemption if they’d also like to take advantage of extended opening hours during the Show. “The irony of this situation is not lost on me or the government,’’ said Treasurer Rob Lucas. “Whilst Independent Retailers representing Foodland and IGA stores have opposed ...Click here for full story

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