Address in Reply: Role of the Legislative Council

Adjourned debate on motion for adoption. (Continued from 3 May. Page 78.) The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Leader of the Opposition): I was speaking yesterday afternoon and evening about the importance of the Legislative Council and the various groups that are working at the moment to either abolish or destroy the Legislative Council. In summary, I…

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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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