The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC

The Hon

Rob Lucas MLC


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What does the shoppies union want for $1.5 million?

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the powerful shoppies union (Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)) had given $1.5 million to the Labor Party since 2013/14.

In fact, Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA) records show since 2015 the shoppies union has given almost $1 million, including $150,000 paid as recently as 18th January 2018.

The hypocrisy of Mr Koutsantonis on the issue of donations to political parties is now starkly apparent.

What Mr Koutsantonis must now answer is what the shoppies union expects to get from their $1.5 million OTHER THAN:

• Power to sack and appoint Premiers Rann, Weatherill and Minister Malinauskas;
• Power to select and preselect Ministers Finnigan, Vlahos; and
• Power to dictate government policy like shop trading hours.

Mr Koutsantonis should also indicate whether or not the shoppies union has given disgraced former Minister Leesa Vlahos a guarantee of paid employment after the election.


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