Rann must explain $400,000 total cost of payout

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today condemned Mr Rann’s handling of the Atkinson/Ashbourne scandal which had now cost taxpayers about $400,000. The Auditor-General, Ken MacPherson, in evidence to the Legislative Council Select Committee in August warned that the actions of Mr Rann had exposed the taxpayers of South Australia to a significant liability for unfair dismissal.…

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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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