Rann’s ‘KEYSTONE COPS’ comedy script

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that if the Rann Government’s defence of a $5 million ‘loan’ from Minister Weatherill’s former department to Minister Hill’s department was to be believed it would make a great ‘keystone cops’ comedy script. Last year’s Auditor-General’s report made significant criticisms of a $5 million ‘loan’ from Minister Weatherill’s Department…

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Another 350 automotive job losses

The latest job losses in South Australia’s automotive industry are sad confirmation of previous warnings about further massive job cuts in the industry, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Component manufacturer Air International Interior Systems has announced it will close its Golden Grove plant within 18 months with total net job losses of about 350…

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Clarke’s evidence: turmoil for Rann

Bombshell evidence from former Labor Deputy Leader Ralph Clarke has blown Attorney-General Michael Atkinson’s story out of the water and caused turmoil for Premier Mike Rann and his Government, according to Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. Mr Clarke has today given evidence and revealed key facts for the first time – to the Legislative Council Select…

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SA exports going nowhere under Labor

South Australian exports continue to stagnate under the Rann Government, with latest figures showing our export performance is the second worst of all states, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “ABS figures for September released today show South Australian exports rose by a paltry 1.7% in the 12 months to September 2005,” Shadow Treasurer Rob…

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SA exports going nowhere under Labor

South Australian exports continue to stagnate under the Rann Government, with latest figures showing our export performance is the second worst of all states, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “ABS figures for September released today show South Australian exports rose by a paltry 1.7% in the 12 months to September 2005,” Shadow Treasurer Rob…

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Rann hypocrisy on party political advertising

Mike Rann is spending more than a million dollars of taxpayers’ money on a series of pre-election advertising campaigns, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. In the last few months we have seen television and radio campaigns on the following (see attached): • Rann Government’s State Strategic Plan claiming ‘stunning’ results such as the new…

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Atkinson breaches of Ministerial Code of Conduct

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the hapless Attorney-General Michael Atkinson would be pursued through the parliamentary process for serious breaches of the Ministerial Code of Conduct. Whilst some of the stunning allegations against Mr Atkinson made by Labor insider Gary Lockwood have already been referred to the South Australia Police Anti-Corruption Branch, the issue…

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Foley’s $4 billion blowout in unfunded super

South Australian taxpayers have been exposed to an increase of about $4 billion in the level of public servants’ unfunded superannuation liability since Kevin Foley became Treasurer, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. The following chart shows that under the Liberal Government in 2001 the unfunded superannuation liability had been reduced to $3.2 billion. Under…

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