Why is Rann hiding frequent flyer answers?

Liberal Member of the Legislative Council Rob Lucas said today that Premier Rann and Treasurer Foley had refused for almost five months to answer questions in Parliament about frequent flyer points collected from travel by Rann Government Ministers. Last week in Federal Parliament all Federal Members were required to provide details of all frequent flyer…

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Independent Commission Against Corruption

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS: As members will be aware, in recent months there has been increasing clamour from a number of commentators and others for an independent commission against crime and corruption in South Australia. I think many people are asking why in particular Attorney-General Atkinson and Premier Rann are so fearful of the establishment…

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Further doubts on Shared Services claims

A damning report by the West Australian Auditor General on the WA model of Shared Services centres had cast further doubt on the Rann Government’s claimed savings for a similar plan. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council Rob Lucas said today that a centrepiece of the Rann Government’s budget forward estimates are claimed savings of…

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Foley chickened out!

Liberal Member of the Legislative Council Rob Lucas said today that Treasurer Foley had chickened out by refusing to do the traditional post budget interview on ABC morning radio. Mr Foley this morning refused to be interviewed at the usual 8:30am-9:00am time slot by David Bevan and Matt Abraham on ABC Radio. “As a former…

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Who gave $4.9 million to Rann Labor?

Liberal MLC Rob Lucas today released a detailed analysis of companies, individuals and unions who gave a record $4.9 million to Mr. Rann’s Labor Party in the 2005/2006 election year. Whilst the biggest listed donor was the mysterious ALP Holdings Pty Ltd, at $1.6 million, the biggest companies, individuals and unions are as follows: Donor…

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Shadow Cabinet Decision

“As a loyal Liberal, I accept completely that in the Liberal Party it is the right of the Leader alone to select his team,” Mr. Lucas said. “Whilst there have been indications of sufficient support from my Legislative Council colleagues for me to continue as Leader of the Legislative Council, I have decided that I…

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