A clearly rattled Premier Rann is not telling the truth about Liberal Party policy on police numbers.
Shadow Police Minister Rob Lucas said that Mr. Rann was on the defensive today when asked by journalists to respond to Liberal Leader Iain Evans’s tough new policy on bail laws.
“Mr. Rann today made an outrageous claim in reference to the Liberal Party on commercial radio,” Mr. Lucas said.
‘… yet they haven’t even supported what we’re doing in increasing police numbers …’
Mr Rann, MMM Radio, Thursday, February 15, 2007
“As is happening more frequently these days, when the Rann Government is in trouble, it responds by simply making up stories and making untrue claims.”
Mr. Lucas said that on February 22, 2006, prior to the election, the Liberal Party released the major part of its police policy:
‘An extra 400 police will be put on South Australian streets in the first term of a Liberal Government …’
Shadow Police Minister Brokenshire, February 22, 2006
“Since that time, the Liberal Party has supported consistently the policy of increasing police numbers.
“I challenge Mr. Rann to provide one skerrick of evidence to support this untrue claim and if he can’t, then he should apologise publicly for not telling the truth on this important issue.”