Weatherill embarrasses himself

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the State Government would have to do better than sending out Jay Weatherill to claim incorrectly that there was a ‘gaffe’ in the Liberal Party costings for its ground-breaking concessions policy. This new utilities allowance is based on similar Commonwealth payments, with similar eligibility rules. The Federal Government has…

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Ombudsman takes action over FOI applications

The State Ombudsman has intervened and taken action to stop the Rann Government from refusing to consider a number of Freedom of Information (FOI) applications until after the coming election, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “In December last year the Rann Government and its officers tried to delay responding to 30 FOI applications from…

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SA retail trade growth worst in Australia

The latest retail trade figures further highlight that the massive increase in state taxes and charges under the Labor Government are holding back economic and jobs growth in South Australia, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. The December figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that South Australia is the worst…

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NINE DEPARTMENTS PREDICT BUDGET BLOWOUTS

Confidential Treasury documents provided to the State Government warn that nine departments have been predicting they will overspend their budget allocations this year, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas has revealed. These confidential documents were provided to Treasurer Foley for an Expenditure Review and Budget Cabinet Committee meeting on November 21 last year. The documents include the…

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