Mike Rann’s “Friends”

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Leader of the Opposition): I want to speak about Mike Rann and, in particular, aspects of his political spin and his mastery of that area. I also want to talk about his propensity to claim anyone in public office as a close and dear friend of his of many years. Let…

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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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