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Hon Rob Lucas MLC

Member of the Legislative Council

Shadow Treasurer
Shadow Minister for Finance
Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations
Shadow Minister for the Public Sector
Shadow Minister for Business Services and Consumers
Shadow Minister for Gambling

Parliament House
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: (08) 8237 9313

Rob is currently the Shadow Treasurer in Steven Marshall's State Liberal Team.

Born in Kure, Japan, in 1953 and raised in Mount Gambier, Rob Lucas attended Marist Brothers Agricultural College, and Mt Gambier High School.

Rob attended the University of Adelaide, earning Bachelor degrees in Economics and Science, as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Before his election to parliament, Rob was employed by the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party as the Assistant State Director.

Rob was elected to the Legislative Council in the South Australian Parliament in 1982, and held various shadow portfolios from 1985 to 1993, in particular the education portfolio. In addition, he was Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council from 1989 to 1993.

Rob was appointed the Minister for Education and Children's Services in 1993 and became the Treasurer in 1997. He was later also appointed the Minister for Industry and Trade and the Minister for Government Enterprises. During the term of the former Liberal Government (1993 to 2002) he also served as Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council.

Following the 2002 state election and, up until April 2007, Rob has served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Industry and Trade, Economic Development, Science and Information Economy, and Police.

Throughout his parliamentary career he has also been a member of various committees investigating issues affecting South Australians.

Rob and his wife Marie have four children.

Latest Media Releases

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Cabinet document leak conflicts Weatherill claim

Oct 12, 2016

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today a leaked confidential Cabinet submission signed before the last election by Premier Weatherill conflicted with his public statements about the total cost to taxpayers of the Rolling Stones concert at Adelaide Oval.

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Massive losses and write downs for key Government projects

Aug 22, 2016

 Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today the Chief Executive of Renewal SA (RSA) John Hanlon had revealed massive multimillion dollar losses and financial write-downs on key Government development projects.

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Labor’s State Budget communications campaign

Aug 01, 2016

Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas today slammed Premier Weatherill and Treasurer Koutsantonis for planning to spend hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in a belated attempt to sell their discredited State Budget.

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