Weatherill Labor Government votes down police inquiry

The Weatherill Labor Government has today voted down a State Liberal motion to establish a Parliamentary Committee to inquire into how the Government’s highly contentious plans to slash the police budget are leading to the civilianization of positions previously undertaken by sworn officers. “The fact that the Weatherill Labor Government voted to not have an […]

SA Police Motion | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:04 :08 ): By leave, I move: To amend the motion standing in my name to insert the words ‘in the opinion of this h ouse’ after the word ‘ T hat’ first appearing, and add the following parts 2 and 3 after ‘(i) any other related […]

World Water Day | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:18 :35 ): It gives me great pleasure to rise on United Nations World Water Day, 22 March, to highlight some issues that are very relevant at the moment in South Australia. World Water Day is a tremendous initiative trying to highlight the fact that water is […]

Injustice on World Water Day

Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan will use the United Nation’s World Water Day to highlight the injustice of some South Australian households paying five times the going rate for water they can’t even drink. In an address to Parliament today Mr van Holst Pellekaan will challenge the Weatherill Government to deliver drinkable water […]

Labor continue to run prisons over approved capacity

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released yesterday show South Australia’s prison capacity crisis continues unabated. “Right now our prison system is bursting at the seams with 2,830 prisoners being held on average in a prison system with an official capacity of 2715,” said Shadow Minister for Correctional Services Dan van Holst Pellekaan. “The ABS […]

Nominate a deserving educator

If you know a teacher, leader or support staff who goes above and beyond nominate them for the 2016 Excellence in Public Education Awards. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, has seen first-hand how educators in the electorate work hard to teach and inspire their students to be the best they can be. […]

Labor plans to cut police stations

The State Liberals will move to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Weatherill Government’s plans to cut the number of sworn police officers, close police stations and slash operating hours at others. “An integrated network of properly staffed police stations is an essential element in protecting the public and building community spirit,” said Shadow Police […]