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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 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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Weatherill must change his job creation policies

Nov 25, 2015

 The Weatherill Labor Government has today released its 2015 Economic Statement which forecasts more unemployment pain for South Australia.

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Motorists paying $30 more for MAC privatisation

Nov 24, 2015

  Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas said today evidence from a former Chairman of the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) Roger Cook had confirmed motorists were paying $30 more in CTP premiums as a result of the Government’s decision to privatise MAC.

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One union hack to replace another

Nov 18, 2015

 The Labor Party will continue to treat the Upper House of State Parliament as its payback parlor if it appoints Peter Malinauskas to the casual vacancy created as a result of Bernard Finnigan’s criminal behavior.

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