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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$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 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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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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RANN MISLEADS AGAIN on election pledges

Premier Mike Rann has today misled South Australians on the issue of pledges and election promises and has confirmed widespread public opinion that he cannot be trusted. “Mr Rann has this morning told South Australians that he has honoured all pre-election pledges made by him,” Liberal MLC Rob Lucas said today. “However, Mr Rann has…

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CAN RANN BE TRUSTED on Southern Expressway?

Whilst welcoming a belated Rann Government announcement to duplicate the Southern Expressway, residents of southern suburbs will be wondering whether they can trust Mr Rann on yet another election eve promise. “Southern suburbs residents will remember just prior to the 2006 election a $140 million promise as detailed in the Advertiser to build an underpass…

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HANDS OFF OUR PARKS, MR RANN

Plans by the Rann Government to allow developers to build a $5 million hotel complex on a public park in Paradise in a secret land swap deal is another example of a government that has stopped listening to the people. Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said the controversial development had been supported by local…

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TRUST to be key issue for State Election

Today’s Advertiser opinion poll makes it clear that “trust” will be a key issue for voters in the upcoming State Election. “Today’s poll indicates that when asked which political leader they trusted the most, an overwhelming majority trusted Liberal Leader Isobel Redmond rather than Mike Rann,” Shadow Minister for Finance Rob Lucas said today. “In…

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