‘Henny Penny’ Foley flaps again!

Kevin Foley is acting like a 21st century version of ‘Henny Penny’ in claiming that the state budget is in trouble because of the GST deal negotiation, according to Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas. “Kevin Foley’s response seems to be limited to be running around in circles with his hands flapping and claiming the sky is…

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Total GST windfall now $1.7 billion

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today latest figures released by the Federal Government show the total GST windfall to South Australia was now $1.7 billion over the seven years to 2009-10. In fact, the Federal Government is estimating that in two years the annual increase in the size of the actual GST windfall will be…

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HOLLOWAY MUST APOLOGISE TO PUBLIC SERVANT

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas says Minister Paul Holloway has been severely embarrassed by damning evidence at today’s ‘stashed cash’ inquiry meeting, and must now apologise for untrue statements he made about so-called lavish spending by public servants at the 6-star Palazzo Versace hotel. Evidence provided to the Upper House Select Committee this morning by senior…

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ANOTHER UNEXPECTED GST BONUS

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas says the latest Federal GST figures reveal that a Rann Government already awash with funds will get a further unexpected GST bonus of $170m over the period up to 2007-08. “At the time of last year’s State Budget the Rann Government estimated that South Australia would get a GST bonus of…

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HOLLOWAY MUST APOLOGISE TO PUBLIC SERVANT

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas says Minister Paul Holloway has been severely embarrassed by damning evidence at today’s ‘stashed cash’ inquiry meeting, and must now apologise for untrue statements he made about so-called lavish spending by public servants at the 6-star Palazzo Versace hotel. Evidence provided to the Upper House Select Committee this morning by senior…

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TRADE OFFICE CHANGES MAKE NO SENSE

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas says recent Rann Government changes to South Australia’s trade offices after three years of uncertainty make no sense at a time when South Australia’s export performance is struggling. “This week the Rann Government announced the closure of trade offices in Hong Kong and Malaysia after recent decisions to close offices in…

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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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