Rob Lucas

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Rob Lucas

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Treasurer of South Australia
Assumed office
19 March 2018
PremierSteven Marshall
Preceded byTom Koutsantonis
In office
20 October 1997 – 5 March 2002
PremierJohn Olsen (1997-2001)
Rob Kerin (2001-2002)
Preceded byStephen Baker
Succeeded byKevin Foley
Minister for Government Enterprises
In office
4 December 2001 – 5 March 2002
PremierRob Kerin
Preceded byIain Evans
Succeeded byKevin Foley
Minister for Industry & Trade
In office
14 February 2000 – 5 March 2002
PremierJohn Olsen (2000-2001)
Rob Kerin (2001-2002)
Preceded byIain Evans
Succeeded byKevin Foley
Minister for Education and Children's Services
In office
14 December 1993 – 20 October 1997
PremierDean Brown
Preceded bySusan Lenehan (Education, Employment & Training)
Succeeded byMalcolm Buckby
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
6 November 1982 (1982-11-06)
Personal details
Born
Robert Ivan Lucas

(1953-06-07) 7 June 1953 (age 66)
Kure, Hiroshima, Japan
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia (SA)
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide

Robert Ivan Lucas (born 7 June 1953) is an Australian politician and a member of the South Australian Legislative Council since the 1982 election, representing the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia. Lucas has served as the Treasurer of South Australia since 19 March 2018 in the Marshall government. Lucas previously served as Treasurer between 1997 and 2002 in the Olsen and Kerin governments. Lucas is the current Father of the Parliament. He intends to leave parliament at the 2022 election.

Career[edit]

Before his entry into politics, Lucas graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Economics, and a MBA.[1]

In office, Lucas has been a Minister for Education and Children's Services, Minister for Industry and Trade and Minister for Government Enterprises. He also served as Treasurer from the 1997 election until his party's defeat at 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.

In 2014 Lucas returned to the Treasury portfolio albeit as Shadow Treasurer following the retirement of the previous portfolio holder and former Liberal leader Iain Evans. He became treasurer again on 19 March 2018 following his party winning government at the 2018 election.[2]

Two days after the election, he announced on 19 March 2018 that he would be serving his final term in parliament, with an intention to leave parliament at the 2022 election.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Rob". The Hon. Bob Lucas, MLC. Liberal Party of Australia. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. ^ "The South Australian Government Gazette, 19 March 2018, No. 18, Supplementary Gazette" (PDF). Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ Re-elected Liberal Treasurer Rob Lucas says this is his final term in State Parliament: The Advertiser 19 March 2018

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South Australian Legislative Council
Preceded by
John Carnie
Member of the Legislative Council
1982–present
Served alongside: Multiple Members
Incumbent
Preceded by
Boyd Dawkins
Preceded by
Norm Foster
Preceded by
Don Laidlaw
Political offices
Preceded by
Susan Lenehan
Minister for Education and Children's Services
1993–1997
Succeeded by
Malcolm Buckby
Preceded by
Stephen Baker
Treasurer of South Australia
1997–2002
Succeeded by
Kevin Foley
Preceded by
Iain Evans
Minister for Industry & Trade
2000–2002
Minister for Government Enterprises
2001–2002
Preceded by
Tom Koutsantonis
Treasurer of South Australia
2018–present
Incumbent