RANN’S RECORD- 9 AD CAMPAIGNS IN 7 MONTHS!

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that Premier Rann had just embarked on his ninth separate television/radio advertising campaign in 7 months as part of a pre-election advertising orgy for his government. Labor Party market research and publicly available opinion polls have clearly indicated that there is significant public concern about the Rann Government’s mishandling…

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RANN – SERIAL OFFENDER ON FOI REQUESTS

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today claims by Mr Rann that Rann Government Ministers and political advisers were not involved in managing Freedom of Information (FOI) applications were untrue, and in fact evidence over three years showed Mr Rann was a serial offender. Mr Rann made his claim on the weekend after the Rann Government…

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What is Labor trying to hide?

The Rann Government has embarked on a deliberate campaign to delay responding to critical freedom of information applications until after the coming state election, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “In November this year the Liberal Party lodged a number of Freedom of Information applications with the Department for Trade and Economic Development and the…

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Rann must explain $400,000 total cost of payout

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today condemned Mr Rann’s handling of the Atkinson/Ashbourne scandal which had now cost taxpayers about $400,000. The Auditor-General, Ken MacPherson, in evidence to the Legislative Council Select Committee in August warned that the actions of Mr Rann had exposed the taxpayers of South Australia to a significant liability for unfair dismissal.…

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What did Rann do with extra $600 million?

Final budget figures for the last financial year confirm that the Rann Government collected $600m more revenue than originally estimated, according to Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The 2004-05 Final Budget Outcome released today confirms that the Rann Government is ‘awash’ with GST money and also from massive increases in property taxes and other state taxes…

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Another nail in Atkinson’s political coffin

Further stunning allegations at today’s Atkinson-Ashbourne Select Committee hearing were another nail in the political coffin of Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Ms Edith Pringle gave evidence today of a phone conversation with Mr Atkinson in November 2002 in which she claimed Mr Atkinson told her the defamation actions with Mr…

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$257 million blowout in QEH redevelopment

A confidential Rann Government Cabinet submission confirms the cost of the Stages 2 and 3 redevelopment of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) has blown out by $257 million, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. The Health Department Cabinet submission in October this year confirms that the latest estimate for the Stages 2 and 3 redevelopment…

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