Key Ashbourne payout documents hidden

The Rann Government has refused to release almost 100 documents relating to the payout of more than $400,000 to Mister Rann’s former senior political ‘spin doctor,’ Randall Ashbourne, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Mr. Ashbourne was one of the central figures with Attorney General Michael Atkinson in the Atkinson/Ashbourne/Clarke scandal which is still being…

Urgent inquiry needed into appalling treatment of man with intellectual disability

Shadow Police Minister Rob Lucas has today condemned the Rann Government for the appalling treatment of an intellectually disabled man at Yatala Prison. The Liberal Party has received a copy of a letter of complaint from a family member to the Police Complaints Authority, which also raises disturbing allegations against some Correctional Services staff. “‘Jack,’…

Minister ignores Auditor General warnings

The Minister for Industry and Trade, Mr. Foley, had continued to ignore warnings from the Auditor General about significant accounting control deficiencies in his Department, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. This year’s Auditor General’s Report states: “…Staff who processed expenditure transactions on behalf of the Department did not have a signature register to verify…