ABS issues three warnings on SA economy

Three separate sets of official economic figures issued this past week paint a bleak picture of South Australia’s current economic performance, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. These Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show: • SA’s economic growth over the last year was the second worst of all states and territories • SA’s business…

Atkinson/Rann fail to stop Select Committees

An unprecedented lobbying campaign by Attorney-General Atkinson and Premier Rann failed to block the re-establishment of two critical Legislative Council Select Committees, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Liberal Members, supported by key Independent Members, voted this evening to re-establish the ‘Stashed Cash’ and Atkinson/Ashbourne Affair Select Committees to allow them to finish their jobs…

Property taxes committee re-established

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas has welcomed the decision today of Parliament’s Upper House to re-establish a Parliamentary inquiry into the collection of property taxes and what are widely considered to be inequities in the current system. The Legislative Council has late this afternoon voted to appoint a select committee to inquire into property tax collection.…

Arrogant Foley goes into hiding

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas is calling on Treasurer Foley to come out of hiding to answer questions from South Australians angry at further broken promises by Mr Rann and Mr Foley. This follows the revelation the Rann Government will cut nearly 400 public service jobs by offering separation packages. “Ever since news of another broken…