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Hon Rob Lucas MLC

Member of the Legislative Council

Shadow Minister for Health, Ageing, Disabilities and Community Services

Parliament House
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: (08) 8237 9313

Rob is currently the Shadow Minister for for Health, Ageing, Disabilities and Community Services 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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Labor’s bizarre claims of ‘trade secrets’

Apr 14, 2014

Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas today described as ‘bizarre’ a claim by Premier Weatherill’s Labor Party that documents shouldn’t be released by the Electoral Commission of SA (ECSA) under Freedom of Information because they would reveal their ‘trade secrets’. 

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Independent review needed into Electoral Commission’s handling of LegCo vote count

Apr 11, 2014

An independent review is needed into the Electoral Commission of South Australia’s (ECSA) handling of the Legislative Council vote count, following news that ECSA conducted a full recount of the vote yesterday.

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Gago lets budget cat out of the bag

Feb 28, 2014

Senior Labor Minister Gail Gago has confirmed that Premier Weatherill’s promised return to a budget surplus in 2015/16 is worthless.

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