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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Libs refer Atkinson claims to Police

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today asked the Anti-Corruption Branch of the South Australian Police Force to consider whether criminal charges should be laid against Attorney General Michael Atkinson. Stunning allegations against Mr Atkinson were made at a Legislative Council Select Committee meeting this week by Mr Gary Lockwood who is a close confidante of former…

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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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Rann has to sack Atkinson

A further series of stunning allegations about Attorney-General Michael Atkinson has left Premier Rann no option but to sack Mr Atkinson, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Mr Gary Lockwood, who is still working for the Rann Government as a part-time electorate assistant for the Labor Member for Florey Frances Bedford, today told the Legislative…

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Access Economics issues warning on future

Respected national commentator Access Economics has issued a bleak warning about the state’s economic future, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Access Economics’ latest Business Outlook released today states: “The rest of the outlook for SA is weak. As State Chart 9 indicates, there is an obviously underlying downward trend in SA’s share of national…

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Abraham slams Rann Government claim as offensive

Former Director of Public Prosecutions (Acting) Wendy Abraham QC has today rejected as ‘offensive’ claims made by the Rann Government in relation to her decision to prosecute former senior Rann Government adviser Randall Ashbourne, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Senior Rann Government Minister Paul Holloway recently made the extraordinary suggestion that Ms Abraham’s decision…

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Rann Inquiry into Atkinson/Ashbourne ‘inept’

Explosive evidence from the Rann Government’s former senior legal adviser has seen Mr Rann’s inquiry into the Atkinson/Ashbourne affair described as ‘inept’, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Former Crown Solicitor Mike Walter QC, in evidence to the Legislative Council Select Committee in to the affair, dismissed Mr Rann’s inquiry conducted by his Departmental Chief…

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