HOLLOWAY RED-FACED BY ‘OWN GOAL’

Upper House Select Committee chairman Paul Holloway has been embarrassed in Parliament by revelations that a government management program which he has strongly attacked was in fact listed by him and his Department as a “Strategic Priority” in his own Department’s Annual Report. “On Wednesday, Minister Holloway and the Government said the Balanced Scorecard was…

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IS DR GOEBBELS THE RANN GOVERNMENT’S

The Rann Government’s increasingly desperate attempts to defend Attorney-General Michael Atkinson had now descended to Goebbels-like levels of distorted propaganda, according to Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “The Rann Government has been severely embarrassed in the last week because three senior public servants have explicitly denied claims by Attorney-General Michael Atkinson that Kate Lennon kept two…

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THIRD WITNESS DENIES ATKINSON’S CLAIMS ON SECOND SET OF BOOKS

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas has accused Attorney-General Michael Atkinson of misleading the Parliament, after the third witness in less than a week to the ‘stashed cash’ inquiry directly contradicted the Attorney-General’s claims that Kate Lennon had kept two sets of books in the ‘stashed cash’ affair. In the Parliament last week, Attorney-General Atkinson made the…

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DID WE REALLY GET A $360m TAX CUT?

In response to public anger about land tax and the Rann Government becoming the highest taxing State Government in South Australia’s history, Mike Rann and Kevin Foley have continued to refer to $360 million (or $350m) of tax cuts in last year’s budget. K. Foley (January 31, 2005): “I want to cut taxes. That’s why…

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Rann Government Appointments

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.I. Lucas: That this council notes recent appointments made since the state government was installed in March 2002. (Continued from 26 March. Page 1982.) The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Leader of the Opposition): In January this year I issued a media statement expressing concern about appointments being made by the…

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Essential Services Commission Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 21 August. Page 737.) The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Leader of the Opposition): The opposition—the Liberal Party—supports the legislation as we have in another place. The Liberal Party has, in another place, highlighted that this legislation is essentially a rebadged version of the South Australian Independent Industry Regulator Act.…

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Electricity (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 19 August. Page 647. The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Leader of the Opposition): On behalf of the Liberal Party, I rise to support this legislation, which is related legislation to the Essential Services Commission Bill. When we debated the last bill, I was going to suggest that, when the…

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