Frequent flyer Rann’s “Gravy Plane”

Premier Mike Rann must introduce new controls of accountability on Ministers’ extravagant spending on overseas and interstate travel and entertainment. “As a first step Ministers should be required to provide details of total costs, purpose and results of each overseas and certain interstate trips on the government website,” Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said…

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CHAMELEON RANN changes defence AGAIN

Premier Mike Rann had again changed his defence in the debate over conflict of interest allegations against him. In a statement released late last week, Mr Rann now says the Deputy Crown Solicitor had previously advised that the simple fact that an organisation was located in a Minister’s electorate does not give rise to a…

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Rann Ministers’ UNREASONABLE expense claims

Documents released under Freedom of Information had revealed some Rann Government Ministers had been making unreasonable and extravagant claims at taxpayers’ expense. For example, these documents of expenses paid for by Ministerial credit cards show Treasurer Kevin Foley made the following claims for meals and late night (and early morning) drinking sessions in South Australia,…

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What are these Rann Ministers TRYING TO HIDE?

It was hard to believe claims by some Rann Government Ministers that there were no records of guests they took at taxpayers’ expense to the Government Corporate Box at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. “Documents released under Freedom of Information (see attached) showed Minister Pat Conlon and then Minister Steph Key invited guests to a performance…

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RANN CONDEMNED BY OWN WORDS

Premier Mike Rann had condemned himself by his own words in the debate over conflict of interest allegations against him, Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today. “Yesterday, in an attempted defence over conflict of interest allegations about a $50,000 grant to the Port Power Football Club, Mr Rann told The Australian: “If it…

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Foley’s chest beating water confession

Contrary to the chest beating last week – and over the last 10 years – by Premier Mike Rann and Treasurer Kevin Foley over the supposed evils of the SA Water “privatisation” contract, the Rann Government had already taken the secret decision to continue the “privatisation” if re-elected in March 2010. “Prior to the 2002…

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