Government divisions over separation packages

There is a major division between two senior Rann Government Ministers over how they will achieve their key Budget measure of cutting 1571 public service jobs, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “In yesterday’s Budget lock-up Treasurer Kevin Foley made it clear to journalists that targeted voluntary separation packages (TVSPs) would be offered to public…

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Foley’s defence destroyed by own words

Claims by former Police Minister Kevin Foley that he concealed the results of a police investigation because it was an operational matter for police are laughable and without substance, Shadow Police Minister Rob Lucas said today. It has been revealed this week that, prior to the election, the Police Commissioner gave Mr Foley the results…

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‘Stashed cash’ hearings recommence today

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Auditor-General would be the first witness this morning to give evidence to the reconvened Legislative Council Select Committee known as the ‘stashed cash’ committee. After the state election the Legislative Council voted to re-establish two select committees which had been enquiring into matters relating to the behaviour and…

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