The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC

The Hon

Rob Lucas MLC


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Entries for June 2014

30 June, 2014 Treasury CEO Brett Rowse has confirmed Federal funds to SA will actually increase by $2 billion per year by 2017/18, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. In evidence to the Budget and Finance Committee, Mr Rowse agreed total Federal grants to SA i... Read more
26 June, 2014 In a script worthy of the Yes Minister TV series, it has been revealed South Australia’s Treasury Department doesn’t have an economic forecasting unit. “It is bizarre and simply defies logical explanation that Premier Weatherill and Treasurer Koutsa... Read more
25 June, 2014 The State Budget is based on a range of absurdly optimistic revenue assumptions that will require South Australia to transform overnight from economic basketcase to economic powerhouse to be realised. “At the heart of the Treasurer’s dodgy figures i... Read more
24 June, 2014 A senior State Government source has provided information that the Weatherill Government employed highly-paid consultants last year to consider privatising some SA Water assets said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. In evidence to the Budget and Finance C... Read more
23 June, 2014 Treasurer Koutsantonis has been severely embarrassed by today’s revelation the Weatherill Government will be applying for money under the Federal Government’s 15 per cent asset recycling grant scheme. Evidence to the Budget and Finance Committee by ... Read more
20 June, 2014 The record $1.2 billion deficit that the Weatherill Labor Government has delivered for this financial year is the Labor Government’s single most expensive broken promise. Mr Koutsantonis’ record breaking budget has just delivered the largest deficit... Read more
19 June, 2014 South Australians should be asking themselves what promises the Weatherill Labor Government will break in today’s Budget. “The Weatherill Labor Government has spent 12 years making and breaking promises and has shown that it cannot be trusted,” said... Read more
19 June, 2014 The Weatherill Labor Government must ensure that safety is the top priority at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital construction site after the latest safety incident. Media outlets have reported that a crane has this morning dropped a load of steel at ... Read more
17 June, 2014 Mr Koutsantonis and Mr Weatherill are hypocrites for arguing they have the right to demand the car park tax be passed in the budget debate, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “Mr Koutsantonis has been trying to bully MPs into supporting the car ... Read more
16 June, 2014 There is serious doubt over one of the Weatherill Labor Government’s key election promises being delivered in this week’s State Budget. The Weatherill Labor Government has promised to deliver a budget surplus in 2015/16 since the 2013 State Budget.... Read more
13 June, 2014 Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today challenged Treasurer Koutsantonis to explain how introducing a new business tax such as the car park tax will help resolve South Australia’s dangerous jobs crisis. SA’s unemployment rate yesterday jumped to 6.8 per c... Read more
12 June, 2014 South Australia’s L-Plate Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis is clearly struggling to cope with the complexity of his new Treasury responsibilities. “At a time when South Australia faces one of its most important budgets ever, a litany of bungles, blunders ... Read more
11 June, 2014 SA Health documents released under Freedom of Information confirm there has been a further $30 million blowout in the EPAS IT project. Documents presented to the December 2013 meeting of the EPAS Program Board state: “…the budget to activate Pt Aug... Read more
04 June, 2014 Serious delays in appointments and a lack of appropriate treatment are putting South Australians at risk of suffering avoidable blindness. The Macular Disease Foundation Australia has warned that people with deteriorating vision are being placed on ... Read more

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