What is Rann Government hiding?

Attorney-General Michael Atkinson’s Department had refused access under Freedom of Information laws to all 29 of 29 documents on the sale of the Public Trustee building and the related purchase of the Stock Exchange building. This is yet another example of the arrogance of the Rann government and raises important questions about what the Government…

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The Hon. R.I. LUCAS: At the outset I would like to say that it has been interesting, in recent weeks and months, to see the passionate positions adopted by some Labor members in this chamber on a variety of issues. With anything to do with fish or fishing the Hon. Mr Gazzola is to the…

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Rann Government’s ‘selective outrage’ over breaches of Treasurer’s Instructions

The Rann Government had today been accused of having a policy of ‘selective outrage’ when considering its response to different examples of public servants breaching Treasurer’s Instructions. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council, Rob Lucas, said that evidence given today by Land Management Corporation (LMC) executives to the Statutory Authorities Review Committee (SARC) meeting confirmed…

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Conlon’s LMC commits ‘unlawful’ acts

Evidence to a Parliamentary Inquiry had revealed that Minister Pat Conlon’s Land Management Corporation (LMC) had been involved in “unlawful” actions for almost 18 months. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council, Rob Lucas, said today the Chief Executive of the LMC, Wayne Gibbings, told a meeting of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee the LMC had…

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McEwen plunges into further controversy

Beleaguered Forests Minister, Rory McEwen, today faced further controversy over decisions relating to key forestry company, Auspine, which he had admitted was a major donor to his election campaign. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council, Rob Lucas, said today that previously confidential documents now released under Freedom of Information (FoI) revealed that Mr McEwen was…

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Rann Government’s land sale

The Rann Government has quietly implemented a major change in policy to encourage government departments to sell more land assets to help resolve budget problems. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council Rob Lucas said today that senior executives of the Department of Environment and Heritage revealed the policy change in evidence to the Legislative Council…

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LMC Executive points finger at Conlon

Liberal Member of the Legislative Council Rob Lucas said today that stunning evidence to a Parliamentary Inquiry by senior Land Management Corporation (LMC) executives had now created major problems for Minister Conlon. A hearing of the Legislative Council’s Statutory Authorities Review Committee was told by Mr Wayne Gibbings, Chief Executive of the LMC, that it…

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Appalling Performance of Patrick Conlon

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:55): I rise to speak about the appalling performance of minister Patrick Conlon, the minister in charge of transport. Recent events highlight the problems that this poor minister has been suffering and inflicting upon the people of South Australia now for some four or five years. I am on the record…

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