Please tell the truth, Mr Rann

A clearly rattled Premier Rann is not telling the truth about Liberal Party policy on police numbers. Shadow Police Minister Rob Lucas said that Mr. Rann was on the defensive today when asked by journalists to respond to Liberal Leader Iain Evans’s tough new policy on bail laws. “Mr. Rann today made an outrageous claim…

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Major embarrassment for Rann and Atkinson

South Australia Police has decided not to pursue criminal charges against former Justice Department Chief Executive Kate Lennon, causing a major embarrassment for Premier Rann and the hapless Attorney General Michael Atkinson in particular. Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Rann Government during 2005 made a series of accusations against Ms. Lennon, both inside…

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SA economic growth forecast lowest in nation

An independent analysis of Treasury forecasts and budget papers has shown South Australia has the worst economic growth forecast of all mainland states. Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that the Australian Financial Review (AFR) last week analysed all Mid Year Budget Reviews (MYBR) produced by State Treasuries and produced the following worrying assessment: Gross…

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Minister Wright’s ‘Excellent Adventure’

For 18 hours in March last year Minister Michael Wright enjoyed an ‘excellent adventure’ of limousines and expensive restaurants in Sydney at taxpayer’s expense, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Mr Lucas said that documents received under freedom of information relating to Minister Wright’s travel and entertainment expenses reveal: •After flying business class to Sydney…

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Rann’s $572M revenue windfall

Latest figures show the Rann Government is going to collect an expected windfall of $572 million in extra revenue over the next four years, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. The Mid Year Budget Review (MYBR) released just before Christmas details the extraordinary windfall gains in just the three months since the September Budget. Total…

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LAND TAX MAJOR CAUSE OF RENTAL CRISIS

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that massive increases in land tax in recent years were a major reason for Adelaide’s current rental housing crisis. Over recent months the rental housing market in Adelaide has tightened considerably with official figures now showing rents soaring and vacancy rates the lowest since data collection commenced three years…

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Four year anniversary card for Mr. Rann

An increasingly arrogant Rann Government is snubbing its nose at Parliamentary accountability by refusing to answer hundreds of questions on notice in the Parliament. Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that some of the questions had been unanswered for periods of up to four years and, to mark the occasion, Premier Rann would be receiving…

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