Who gave $4.9 million to Rann Labor?

Liberal MLC Rob Lucas today released a detailed analysis of companies, individuals and unions who gave a record $4.9 million to Mr. Rann’s Labor Party in the 2005/2006 election year. Whilst the biggest listed donor was the mysterious ALP Holdings Pty Ltd, at $1.6 million, the biggest companies, individuals and unions are as follows: Donor…

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Shadow Cabinet Decision

“As a loyal Liberal, I accept completely that in the Liberal Party it is the right of the Leader alone to select his team,” Mr. Lucas said. “Whilst there have been indications of sufficient support from my Legislative Council colleagues for me to continue as Leader of the Legislative Council, I have decided that I…

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Foley ‘out of touch’ on affordability

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that thousands of struggling home buyers would be outraged at the ‘out of touch’ comments on housing affordability made by Treasurer Kevin Foley. “I don’t agree with the argument that stamp duty is affecting housing affordability.” K. Foley, The Australian (March 20, 2007) “Mr. Foley is living in ‘cloud…

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Government arrogance forces policy change

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that incredible arrogance by Premier Rann and his Ministers had forced a major policy shift by the Liberal Party to increase the accountability of the Rann Government to the Parliament. Consistent with the practice in most other Upper Houses, some key Legislative Council Committees will no longer be chaired…

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Doubts emerge over key Budget announcement

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today significant doubts had emerged over the accuracy of claims made by Treasurer Foley over a key budget announcement of a shared services centre. The shared services centre was the centrepiece of the government’s proposed budget savings programme and is a proposal to centralize ‘back office’ functions such as payroll,…

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