‘BLACK HOLE THURSDAY’ FOR LABOR

A massive ‘black hole’ exists in Labor’s costings document to be released finally today by Treasurer Foley, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. As the attached table shows, Labor has made promises worth $1.3 billion as part of the election campaign and build-up. Each of these promises has come from figures provided in Government press…

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Liberal team offers state-wide experience

South Australians wanting to be represented by people with an understanding of issues affecting regional areas should vote Liberal for the Legislative Council, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Mr Lucas, raised in Mount Gambier, is Liberal Leader in the Legislative Council and this election leads a Liberal ticket featuring well-credentialed candidates from across South…

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How much spending are Rann and co hiding?

Premier Rann and senior Ministers have refused for more than three years to provide details of spending on overseas trips, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today “Parliamentary questions first asked of Mr Rann and some Ministers in January 2003 have not been answered and remain on the Parliamentary Notice Paper,” Mr Lucas said today. “Subsequent…

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Warning signs on jobs in SA

Recent job ads figures are a warning sign of a slowing job market in South Australia, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “ANZ Job Ad figures released this week show that there was a 6.8% decline in job ads in South Australia for February that was the worst result of all states for the month,”…

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Warning signs on jobs in SA

Recent job ads figures are a warning sign of a slowing job market in South Australia, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “ANZ Job Ad figures released this week show that there was a 6.8% decline in job ads in South Australia for February that was the worst result of all states for the month,”…

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SA economic growth worst in Australia: ABS

South Australia’s economic growth is the worst in Australia according to official figures released today, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Australian Bureau of Statistics ‘State Final Demand’ figures are a key indicator of economic performance and growth. “South Australia experienced the equal lowest growth in trend terms for all states for the December quarter…

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SA economic growth worst in Australia: ABS

South Australia’s economic growth is the worst in Australia according to official figures released today, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. Australian Bureau of Statistics ‘State Final Demand’ figures are a key indicator of economic performance and growth. “South Australia experienced the equal lowest growth in trend terms for all states for the December quarter…

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Another Labor lie

The Government’s claim that the Liberal Party has admitted its own policy will put up unemployment is another Labor lie, Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today. “Liberal policies being announced through this campaign will improve job growth in South Australia, particularly compared to Labor’s poor performance on job growth relative to national job growth since…

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Foley squibs land tax meeting

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that Treasurer Kevin Foley had squibbed attending a land tax protest meeting held in the vital electorate of Norwood last night. Between 200 and 300 long-suffering South Australian taxpayers attended the meeting in the Norwood Town Hall to express their concern to Mr Foley and other members of the…

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Rating agency rejects Foley claim

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today welcomed an announcement from independent credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s that a Liberal Government would not be a threat to the state’s AAA credit rating. “Treasurer Foley made a series of outrageous claims yesterday that if a Liberal Government was elected the state’s AAA credit rating would be at…

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Liberals release key costings details

A Liberal Government would cut Labor waste to fund high priority areas including tax relief and concessions, mental health, disability services, education, police and roads. Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said up to $300 million a year could be saved to pay for significant new funding commitments in these high priority areas. “Liberal promises during this…

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