Rob Lucas

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The Honourable
Rob Lucas
MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 November 1982
Treasurer of South Australia
In office
20 October 1997 – 5 March 2002
Premier John Olsen (1997-2001)
Rob Kerin (2001-2002)
Preceded by Stephen Baker
Succeeded by Kevin Foley
Minister for Industry & Trade
In office
14 February 2000 – 5 March 2002
Premier John Olsen (2000-2001)
Rob Kerin (2001-2002)
Preceded by Iain Evans
Succeeded by Kevin Foley
Minister for Government Enterprises
In office
4 December 2001 – 5 March 2002
Premier Rob Kerin
Preceded by Iain Evans
Succeeded by Kevin Foley
Minister for Education and Children's Services
In office
14 December 1993 – 20 October 1997
Premier Dean Brown
Preceded by Susan Lenehan (Education, Employment & Training)
Succeeded by Malcolm Buckby

Robert Ivan "Rob" Lucas (born 7 June 1953) is an Australian politician and a Liberal Party of Australia Member of the Opposition in the South Australian Legislative Council, and was re-elected in the 2006 election.

Before his entry into politics, Lucas gained Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Economics degrees, as well as an MBA.

In office, Lucas has been a Minister for Education and Children's Services, Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Government Enterprises, as well as Treasurer until the Liberal Party defeat in the 2002 election. After that time until April 2007, Lucas served as Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Industry and Trade and Police, and between 2005 and 2006 was also Shadow Minister for Economic Development and Science and Information Economy. Between 2002 and 2007 Lucas held the position of Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council.

The appointment of Lucas, a member of the upper house Legislative Council, as Treasurer was a break in convention as previous Treasurers had been members of the lower house the House of Assembly. The precedence in appointing a member of the upper house as Treasurer was in New South Wales with the appointment of Michael Egan in 1995.

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