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Question: Adelaide’s EIU Liveability Ranking

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:15): Supplementary: do these complex calculations made by the Economist Intelligence Unit include income or local employment opportunity and, if so, please provide what they had to say on those particular matters.

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (15:15): The index, which I was prevented from going through in great detail, refers to the other five elements of the index, or the other three: stability, infrastructure, health and education—that I referred to—and there is a fifth one which I can't quite recall. I am happy to put that on the public record when that particular Google search from one of the News Corp newspapers is tabled in this chamber. I am very happy to share it and also to provide a link for the honourable member in relation to the information from The Economist, which is certainly not something that is confidential to the government of South Australia. Any member who is prepared to do the work can search for it.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: Point of order, sir.

The PRESIDENT: Point of order. The Treasurer will resume his seat.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: I think the Treasurer is taking liberties and not answering anywhere near what the supplementary was and deliberately wasting all of our time.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! A further supplementary from the Hon. Ms Franks.

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:16): Further supplementary: does the Treasurer admit that in fact income and local employment opportunities are not actually part of this Global Liveability Index?

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (15:16): I don't admit anything. I haven't had a chance to actually expand more fully in relation to the work of The Economist Global Liveability Index, but I am happy to get the information for the honourable member and refer the index to her so that she and her staff can actually do the work, if she so chooses.

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