Gillman Land Sale

 The Hon. R.I. LUCAS ( 15:50 :12 ): I refer to some extraordinary evidence that minister Koutsantonis gave to the ICAC inquiry into the Gillman land deal. That extraordinary evidence is based on the extraordinary claim that ministers and minister's officers do not make amendments to cabinet submissions that go to cabinet from their departments,…

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Northern Economic Plan

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS ( 15:46 :14 ): We had the embarrassing and demeaning situation in question time today of the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council not only making a paper plane for himself but launching a paper plane as part of his response to some difficult questions on the Northern Economic…

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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS ( 15:28 :05 ): I rise on behalf of Liberal members to support the motion. The Liberal Party's position in relation to proposals for the establishment of committees of inquiry to seek information, provide further information or seek facts is generally to support them. It is not 100 per cent, but generally…

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Steel Industry Protection Bill

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS ( 19:46 :56 ): I rise on behalf of the Liberal members to speak to the second reading of the Steel Industry Protection Bill. In doing so, I reflect the views of all of my Liberal colleagues to say that our thoughts are with the ongoing battle of industry and workers,…

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Broken promise on CTP premium increases

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today budget papers revealed Treasurer Koutsantonis had broken his promise CTP premiums would only have “CPI like” increases under his MAC privatisation. “One of the major concerns when the Weatherill Government broke its promise and privatised the MAC was the impact it would have on CTP premiums for families,” said…

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STATE GOVERNMENT

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:37): After 12 years it is sad to watch a government disintegrate before our eyes: a government in turmoil, a government of ministers and staffers tearing each other apart, and a premier showing clear signs of poor judgement, irrational decision-making and of cracking under significant pressure on a range of issues.…

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FEDERAL ELECTION

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:33): I want to talk about Labor in 3D—delusion, division and deception. After the federal election result on the weekend, Labor Party ministers and spin doctors have been doing the rounds seeking to portray the result in South Australia as in some way being a failure or a loss as a…

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (GAMBLING REFORM) BILL

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 4 June 2013.) The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (16:06): I rise to speak on behalf of Liberal members to the second reading of this most important bill. At the outset, I congratulate my colleague in another place, the member for Davenport, on his extraordinarily meticulous handling thus far of…

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