Departmental Expenditure

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:41): I am going to talk about government waste by Premier Weatherill in his own department. I will give a small example firstly and then a more significant one. A small example brought to my attention by officers within his own department is a decision that he and his chief executive…

Appropriation Bill

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:30): I support the second reading of the Appropriation Bill. In so doing, I indicate that I made some comprehensive remarks during the debate on the Supply Bill not too long ago about the state’s financial and budgetary position, and I do not propose in the Appropriation Bill to repeat all…

Supply Bill

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:37): I rise to support the formality of the second reading of the Supply Bill, but in doing so want to have a look at some of the facts in relation to what are the crises confronting the state in terms of its financial management and look at some of the…

Work, Health and Safety Bill

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (12:11): I rise to speak to the second reading of the Work Health and Safety Bill. This has been a controversial piece of legislation which was first introduced what seems like many years ago but was actually in April last year by the then minister, the then leader of the government,…