Weatherill Government spends $550,000 on botched Emergency Services reforms

Evidence to the State Parliament’s Economic and Finance Committee today has revealed the Weatherill Labor Government’s failed Emergency Services amalgamations have cost taxpayers $550,000, with greater losses to come. “Emergency Services Minister Tony Piccolo has lost the confidence of emergency service volunteers, failed to implement reform and wasted a significant amount of taxpayer’s money, said […]

Regional Development Australia motion | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:37 :34 ): It gives me great pleasure to support the member for Goyder in his motion: That this house urges the regional development minister, in conjunction with the state government, to— (a) provide adequate core funding for the ongoing operations of seven Regional Development Australia (RDA) […]

Jobs and small business package great news for SA

Shadow Minister for Small Business Dan van Holst Pellekaan has praised the Commonwealth Government for their $5.5 billion jobs and small business package announced in their 2015 Budget. Mr van Holst Pellekaan has called on State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis to continue what the Commonwealth Government has started by focusing on small businesses in next month’s […]

International Nurses Day | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:06 :03 ): It is a pleasure to support the member for Elder and bring this fantastic motion forward that we recognise International Nurses Day and that we recognise this year’s theme—Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective—and that we congratulate South Australian nurses for […]

Supply Bill – Grievance | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 16:35 :53 ): I appreciate this opportunity to say a few more words in conjunction with the Supply Bill. I would like to speak about infrastructure, and I am prompted to do this because of the government’s announcement this morning that they are going to start to […]