HOLLOWAY RED-FACED BY ‘OWN GOAL’

Upper House Select Committee chairman Paul Holloway has been embarrassed in Parliament by revelations that a government management program which he has strongly attacked was in fact listed by him and his Department as a “Strategic Priority” in his own Department’s Annual Report. “On Wednesday, Minister Holloway and the Government said the Balanced Scorecard was…

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IS DR GOEBBELS THE RANN GOVERNMENT’S

The Rann Government’s increasingly desperate attempts to defend Attorney-General Michael Atkinson had now descended to Goebbels-like levels of distorted propaganda, according to Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The Rann Government has been severely embarrassed in the last week because three senior public servants have explicitly denied claims by Attorney-General Michael Atkinson that Kate Lennon kept two…

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THIRD WITNESS DENIES ATKINSON’S CLAIMS ON SECOND SET OF BOOKS

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas has accused Attorney-General Michael Atkinson of misleading the Parliament, after the third witness in less than a week to the ‘stashed cash’ inquiry directly contradicted the Attorney-General’s claims that Kate Lennon had kept two sets of books in the ‘stashed cash’ affair. In the Parliament last week, Attorney-General Atkinson made the…

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DID WE REALLY GET A $360m TAX CUT?

In response to public anger about land tax and the Rann Government becoming the highest taxing State Government in South Australia’s history, Mike Rann and Kevin Foley have continued to refer to $360 million (or $350m) of tax cuts in last year’s budget. K. Foley (January 31, 2005): “I want to cut taxes. That’s why…

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