SA loses share of expenditure by mining companies

Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure in South Australia decreased by $18.2 million in the March quarter according to statistics released by the ABS. South Australia’s share of the national expenditure fell from 9.1 per cent in 2014-15 to 5.6 per cent in 2015-16. This drop in mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure equates to a reduction […]

Make your voice heard on Country Health

A Parliamentary Inquiry that will help determine the future delivery of health services in regional South Australia is now open for submissions from all members of the public. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is strongly encouraging individuals and organisations to make a submission. “In my capacity as a country and outback MP […]

Minister for Energy doesn’t understand energy market

In an embarrassing blunder today in Parliament Minister Koutsantonis Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy answered a question about electricity prices that have been paid by South Australian households by referring to contract prices paid by businesses in South Australia. And to make matters worse, he described actual future electricity contract prices simply as predictions, […]

Energy Regulator exposes electricity price shock

The State Liberals have released the latest data from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) showing South Australian base load electricity prices will be the most expensive in the National Electricity Market (NEM) during the next three years. “Electricity prices in South Australia are set to escalate sharply during the next three years whilst reducing in […]

Mobile Black Spot Program | SPEECH

 Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 17:06 :41 ): I take this opportunity to rise on behalf of the people of Stuart, and also regional South Australia more broadly, to talk about mobile phone blackspots. On 25 June last year, the federal government announced that it had completed its $100 million Mobile Black Spot […]

Sports Voucher success in Stuart

More than 1,300 children in the electorate of Stuart have received a $50 voucher to participate in sport. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is pleased with the success of the Sports Vouchers program. “In 2015 the electorate of Stuart redeemed 1,319 vouchers totalling $64,930 across 61 locations,” he said. “I strongly encourage […]

Weatherill turns his back on Port Augusta

On the day the Port Augusta power station closes the State Liberals have slammed the Weatherill Government’s callous disregard for the workers and the wider community. “It is disgraceful that the Weatherill Government has failed to deliver an economic rescue package for the local community to counter the impact of losing 500 employees and contractors […]