HOLLOWAY MUST APOLOGISE TO PUBLIC SERVANT

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas says Minister Paul Holloway has been severely embarrassed by damning evidence at today’s ‘stashed cash’ inquiry meeting, and must now apologise for untrue statements he made about so-called lavish spending by public servants at the 6-star Palazzo Versace hotel. Evidence provided to the Upper House Select Committee this morning by senior…

ANOTHER UNEXPECTED GST BONUS

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas says the latest Federal GST figures reveal that a Rann Government already awash with funds will get a further unexpected GST bonus of $170m over the period up to 2007-08. “At the time of last year’s State Budget the Rann Government estimated that South Australia would get a GST bonus of…

HOLLOWAY MUST APOLOGISE TO PUBLIC SERVANT

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas says Minister Paul Holloway has been severely embarrassed by damning evidence at today’s ‘stashed cash’ inquiry meeting, and must now apologise for untrue statements he made about so-called lavish spending by public servants at the 6-star Palazzo Versace hotel. Evidence provided to the Upper House Select Committee this morning by senior…

TRADE OFFICE CHANGES MAKE NO SENSE

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas says recent Rann Government changes to South Australia’s trade offices after three years of uncertainty make no sense at a time when South Australia’s export performance is struggling. “This week the Rann Government announced the closure of trade offices in Hong Kong and Malaysia after recent decisions to close offices in…

HOLLOWAY RED-FACED BY ‘OWN GOAL’

Upper House Select Committee chairman Paul Holloway has been embarrassed in Parliament by revelations that a government management program which he has strongly attacked was in fact listed by him and his Department as a “Strategic Priority” in his own Department’s Annual Report. “On Wednesday, Minister Holloway and the Government said the Balanced Scorecard was…

IS DR GOEBBELS THE RANN GOVERNMENT’S

The Rann Government’s increasingly desperate attempts to defend Attorney-General Michael Atkinson had now descended to Goebbels-like levels of distorted propaganda, according to Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The Rann Government has been severely embarrassed in the last week because three senior public servants have explicitly denied claims by Attorney-General Michael Atkinson that Kate Lennon kept two…