Rann appointments update

Premier Rann must explain publicly his reasons for continually appointing so many people with connections to the Labor Party to key Government Boards and Committees. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council Rob Lucas said today it was clear that if you were a ‘Labor Mate’ or had a close association with the Labor Party, your…

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$37 million blowout in Shared Services costs

There had been a massive $37 million blowout in the implementation costs of the Rann Government’s troubled Shared Services project. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council, Rob Lucas, said today that previously confidential documents released under Freedom of Information had now revealed that the Rann Government ignored advice about possible cost blowouts provided 18 months…

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Appropriation Bill 2008

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (16:18): I am delighted to be able to speak at this hour of the afternoon, and I am pleased to be following the contribution of the Hon. Mr Finnigan. It is not because of anything sensible or useful that he has added to the debate. As I suspected, he managed to…

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Director of Public Prosecutions

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:42): I rise to speak about the duplicity and deceitfulness of the Premier, the Rann government and its spin doctors. In particular, I want to talk about the arrogance and game-playing engaged in by the Premier, in particular, and his officers in relation to refusing to answer serious questions and issues…

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Do as I say, not as I do!

There had been a $20.5 million blowout and a five year delay in a major IT project managed by Treasurer Kevin Foley. Evidence given to today’s meeting of the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee by Under Treasurer Jim Wright confirmed that the original $22.5 million budget for Revenue SA Information Systems To Enable Compliance…

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2am bar and club curfew in Adelaide

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:38): I rise to strongly oppose any proposed lockout of bars and clubs from 2am or 3am. At the outset, I indicate that this is my personal view which does not purport to represent the view of my party. Ministers Gago and Holloway attended the recent Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy…

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