Injured workers “thumbs down” for WorkCover

Market research of 1500 injured workers had given another massive “thumbs down” for the performance of WorkCover and its claims manager, Employers Mutual Limited. “Research conducted by McGregor Tan Research for the WorkCover Board has shown a further significant reduction in performance satisfaction levels,” Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Rob Lucas said today. “The trend…

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Injured workers “thumbs down” for WorkCover

Market research of 1500 injured workers had given another massive “thumbs down” for the performance of WorkCover and its claims manager, Employers Mutual Limited. “Research conducted by McGregor Tan Research for the WorkCover Board has shown a further significant reduction in performance satisfaction levels,” Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Rob Lucas said today. “The trend…

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Government appointments

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:50): Members will be aware that Mr Lance Worrell was a long-term economics and political adviser to the Premier. Members will probably recall that the thesis for his original degree at the University of Adelaide Department of Politics went under the title ‘Marxist Theory and the State’. In the middle of…

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Condolence Motion: Hon. Alan Rodda

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (14:30): I rise to support the motion. My first vague recollections of Mr Allan Rodda was as a younger person in Mount Gambier. Having been raised in Mount Gambier it was always strange—and it must have been the late 1960s, early 1970s—that we had a member for Victoria in South Australia.…

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Adelaide Oval fiasco to be scrutinised by Committee

The Legislative Council’s Budget and Finance Committee had resolved to launch an immediate inquiry into the Adelaide Oval redevelopment fiasco. “At its meeting yesterday, the Committee resolved to call a series of witnesses including SMA CEO Leigh Whicker, SMA Chairman Ian McLachlan, Steering Committee Chairman Bruce Carter, and Steering Committee members/advisers Rod Hook, Bob Boorman…

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Libs move to re-establish Budget & Finance Committee

The State Liberals will move to re-establish an important Parliamentary Committee, after a five month hiatus. “Today the State Liberals will move a motion in Parliament seeking to re-establish the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee,” Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today. “Evidence presented to the Budget and Finance Committee over the last…

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Labor instability

I rise to speak about ongoing instability and factionalism within the Labor Party. At the start of each parliament, the Leader of the Government engages in a series of discussions with the members of the Legislative Council about matters of mutual interest, committees and committee processes, standing orders, etc. On most occasions, the Leader of…

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