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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More Public Sector JOB LOSSES

Based on Budget statements made by Treasurer Kevin Foley, further public sector jobs will be cut by the Rann Government (if re-elected) as a result of recent public sector wage deals. “In last year’s Budget Mr Foley made it quite clear that if public sector wage increases were not limited to 2.5 per cent per…

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SA business hampered by Rann’s taxes

The taxation regime under the Rann Government is stifling the states economy and suffocating small business. The independent Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) released its 2009 report of State Business Taxes revealing that South Australia’s businesses pay 4.8 per cent more state business taxes than the national average and 10.5 per cent above tax liabilities…

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Minister Rankine – WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?

Families and Communities Minister Jennifer Rankine’s office had refused to release names and details of her personal staff and had cited public safety issues as the bizarre explanation. “The arrogance of the Rann Government is clearly demonstrated by the increasingly outrageous reasons they give for refusing to provide information under Freedom of Information laws,” Liberal…

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Shock, horror! RANKINE BUNGLES AGAIN

Families and Communities Minister Jennifer Rankine had bungled again in her increasingly desperate attempt to conceal the names of all 21 staff in her taxpayer funded Ministerial office. After being questioned on radio station 5AA this afternoon by Mike Smithson, Ms Rankine indicated she was prepared to show the list of her 21 staff to…

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