What did Rann do with extra $600 million?

Final budget figures for the last financial year confirm that the Rann Government collected $600m more revenue than originally estimated, according to Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The 2004-05 Final Budget Outcome released today confirms that the Rann Government is ‘awash’ with GST money and also from massive increases in property taxes and other state taxes…

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Another nail in Atkinson’s political coffin

Further stunning allegations at today’s Atkinson-Ashbourne Select Committee hearing were another nail in the political coffin of Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Ms Edith Pringle gave evidence today of a phone conversation with Mr Atkinson in November 2002 in which she claimed Mr Atkinson told her the defamation actions with Mr…

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$257 million blowout in QEH redevelopment

A confidential Rann Government Cabinet submission confirms the cost of the Stages 2 and 3 redevelopment of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) has blown out by $257 million, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. The Health Department Cabinet submission in October this year confirms that the latest estimate for the Stages 2 and 3 redevelopment…

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