Another bad day at the office for Jay Weatherill

Liberal Member of the Legislative Council, Rob Lucas, said today’s evidence given to the Legislative Council’s Budget and Finance Committee had revealed that the Housing Minister Jay Weatherill had wasted up to $5 million on an information technology (IT) project which after five years still wasn’t working. “It is unbelievable that last week Mr Weatherill…

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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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