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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
Email rob.lucas@parliament.sa.gov.au
Website www.roblucas.com.au

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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Massive ESL increases driving cost of living pressures

Oct 24, 2014

The latest ABS CPI data has revealed the huge impact the Weatherill Government’s massive ESL increases are having on property charges and cost of living for South Australian families.
 

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Speaker must hold by-elections on the same day

Oct 23, 2014

The State Liberals are calling on the Speaker of the House of Assembly Michael Atkinson to reverse his outrageous decision to hold by-elections in the state seats of Davenport and Fisher on different days.

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$14m ‘black hole’ in Environment budget

Oct 21, 2014

The Environment Department advised Treasury at the end of September of a $14 million ‘black hole’ in the Environment budget, said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas.

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