Foley squibs land tax meeting

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that Treasurer Kevin Foley had squibbed attending a land tax protest meeting held in the vital electorate of Norwood last night. Between 200 and 300 long-suffering South Australian taxpayers attended the meeting in the Norwood Town Hall to express their concern to Mr Foley and other members of the…

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Rating agency rejects Foley claim

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today welcomed an announcement from independent credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s that a Liberal Government would not be a threat to the state’s AAA credit rating. “Treasurer Foley made a series of outrageous claims yesterday that if a Liberal Government was elected the state’s AAA credit rating would be at…

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Liberals release key costings details

A Liberal Government would cut Labor waste to fund high priority areas including tax relief and concessions, mental health, disability services, education, police and roads. Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said up to $300 million a year could be saved to pay for significant new funding commitments in these high priority areas. “Liberal promises during this…

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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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