Ecstasy loophole in drug driving law

Drivers detected driving with ecstasy would not be penalised under the Rann Government’s new drug driving laws, Shadow Police Minister Rob Lucas said today. “It seems hard to understand why the Rann Government would decide on such a bizarre policy unless the explanation is that this is yet another ‘stuff up’ by Transport Minister Conlon,”…

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…