RANN CAUGHT OUT ABUSING public servant database

Premier Rann and the Labor Party had been embarrassingly caught out abusing the Government’s email database to circulate Labor Party campaign material to the state’s public servants. “This is also a clear breach of the Caretaker Conventions Mr Rann and his Government should be observing,” Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today. “Mr Rann…

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IS KEVIN FOLEY TELLING THE TRUTH?

Statements made by Treasurer Foley defending taxpayer funded expenses for overseas trips were not supported by documents released under Freedom of Information and official parliamentary travel records. “Mr Foley’s first trip under the spotlight was a two week trip to the United States in August 2009,” Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today. FOLEY…

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Even Labor MPs prefer Redmond to Rann

Labor MP John Rau’s campaign material from last week had revealed that even Labor MPs would prefer Isobel Redmond to Mike Rann. “In an extraordinary revelation Mr Rau cynically has tried to give the impression he has the endorsement of Isobel Redmond when that isn’t the case,” Liberal MLC Rob Lucas said today. “The leaflet…

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RUN RANN, RUN

Mike Rann today confirmed that the Labor Party’s factional divisions were deepening only days from the State Election. “When asked whether he would serve his full term as Opposition Leader if Labor loses Saturday’s election, Mr Rann told journalists “that’s to be determined by the Labor Party”. “Factional moves are getting stronger and senior Labor…

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MR RANN, how do you spell “HYPOCRISY”?

Last night on the ABC program Stateline, Health Minister John Hill repeatedly refused to guarantee that Rann Labor’s Royal Adelaide Hospital plan would cost $1.7 billion. “In fact, the best Mr Hill could manage or stumble was that he “hoped” or he was “optimistic” or it would be “about” $1.7 billion,” Shadow Minister for Finance…

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Another Foley COSTING BLUNDER

Treasurer Foley has displayed his incompetence and negligence for all to see after admitting he had not undertaken a separate government costing of the Rann Government’s supposed $450 million Adelaide Oval redevelopment. “In December last year, Mr Rann and Mr Foley outlined a detailed “fly-over” plan to the media and the public and said the…

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Even Atkinson won’t support Rann!

Attorney-General Michael Atkinson today refused to support statements made by Premier Rann on the issue of road safety and hoon driving. “When Mr Atkinson was asked on morning radio whether he, like Mr Rann, had more confidence in Police Commissioner Mal Hyde than some Magistrates, he delivered a vote of no confidence to the Premier.”…

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Rann should ban Turbo Tom

The Premier should ban his Corrections Minister Tom Koutsantonis from driving for life if he’s serious about his new driving laws. The former Minister for Road Safety ran up 60 driving offences and would automatically lose his licence under the Rann Government’s new scheme. Mr Rann said “drivers who are so bad and so irresponsible…

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$100m BLOWOUT on Adelaide Oval costings

It can be revealed today that the cost of Premier Rann’s proposed Adelaide Oval redevelopment had blown out by about $100 million. Information provided to the Liberal Opposition – by sources with an intimate knowledge of the detailed workings of the new Stadium Management Authority and its two working parties – have revealed confidential information…

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Rann’s costing complaint dismissed by independent umpire

Mike Rann’s desperate complaints to the Electoral Commissioner about the State Liberals’ RAH costings have been dismissed outright by the independent umpire. Kaye Mousley yesterday comprehensively dismissed Labor State Secretary Michael Brown’s complaint regarding the State Liberals’ advertised plan for the rebuild of the RAH. “…I am not satisfied that the [costings] advertisement is inaccurate…

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Foley caught out on Adelaide Oval costings

Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said today Treasurer Kevin Foley had ‘stuffed up’ his Adelaide Oval costings in a radio interview this morning. Mr Foley this morning admitted that his costings for the Adelaide Oval redevelopment were just a ‘ballpark estimate of $500 million’. He was then corrected by the interviewers who reminded him he…

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