Parliamentary Labor Party

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:35): Many commentators refer to this Labor government as the most incompetent and most secretive in this state’s history. Sadly, I think now we must add to that the most scandal-ridden government that this state has ever seen. We have a government led by a Premier and a former deputy premier…

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Labor infighting

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:40): I wish to talk about Labor division and disunity, and what we are seeing at the moment is a Labor Party and a Labor government frankly at war with themselves. The degree of hatred within the Labor Party for each other is best shown, I think, in a statement made…

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Child Employment Bill

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (17:01): I rise to support the second reading of the bill and indicate, as the Hon. Mr Hood has indicated, that we are in the process of drafting amendments to the bill which we will seek to discuss during the committee stages of the debate. I intend to, at least, briefly…

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Matter of Interest: Kaurna organisation

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:27): During question time, I outlined serious allegations in relation to a number of Kaurna related organisations, and the bottom line is that, after a long period of time, it appears that OCBA, having been asked to investigate these allegations, has done nothing. I hope that we have not seen an…

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Question: Kaurna organisation

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (14:46): I seek leave to make a brief explanation prior to directing a question to the Minister for Consumer Affairs on the subject of OCBA. Leave granted. The Hon. R.I. LUCAS: On 28 July 2009, Ms Heather Agius, Treasurer of the Kaurna Heritage Board Inc. and the Director of Kaurna Cultural…

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Appropriation Bill

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (20:18): I rise to speak on the second reading of the Appropriation Bill, and I congratulate my colleagues on this side of the chamber for their contribution thus far to the debate. I think the Hon. Michelle Lensink’s contribution just then highlights, in part, my description on day one of this…

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Statutes Amendment (Budget 2010) Bill

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 14 October 2010.) The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (15:32): I rise to speak to the second reading of the Statutes Amendment (Budget 2010) Bill. In doing so I acknowledge that this is one of two budget bills that this chamber will debate. There is the Appropriation Bill…

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