South Australians powerless in the face of price rises

The Weatherill Government’s disastrous electricity policies have delivered the highest rate of electricity disconnections, the most customers on hardship programs and the highest average electricity debt in the nation. “This trifecta of power pain is the direct result of South Australia having the highest electricity bills and the highest unemployment in the country,” said Shadow […]

Weatherill needs to come clean on Alinta offer

The State Liberals are demanding Jay Weatherill release details of the offer Alinta put to him to keep the Northern Power Station operating. “South Australians have the right to know what it would have cost to keep the Northern Power Station operating,” said Shadow Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan. When questioned […]

Expanded funding opportunity for sports

Sporting organisations have more scope for funding following broadening of guidelines for Round 43 of the Active Club Program and Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging organisations to make the most of this opportunity. “For the first time, Round 43 of the Active Club Program is providing incentive to projects with […]

Jay’s green credentials burned by diesel generators

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The State Liberals say Jay Weatherill’s plan to use large, expensive diesel generators in South Australia next summer will be paid for by South Australian taxpayers or electricity consumers. ABC Adelaide (Abraham): In the meantime, your report talks about temporary measures and we understand that you know like truck […]

Weatherill’s $550 million electricity tax

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader Today Jay Weatherill has conceded that 15 years of failed Labor power policies will cost taxpayers more than half a billion dollars. “I’m disappointed that Jay Weatherill didn’t apologise to every South Australian today,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall. “This $550 million electricity tax is the latest cost […]

EDB’s expensive advice

The State Liberals are demanding the Premier Jay Weatherill details the costs of a range of options for intervening in the electricity market outlined by Economic Development Board (EDB) to a Parliamentary committee. “The EDB revealed it had provided the Weatherill Government with short, medium and long term options for dealing with South Australia’s electricity […]

Deafening silence on Government electricity contract

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government update South Australians on the progress of a contract for the generation and supply of electricity to the State Government. “The Weatherill Government touted this contract as a means of attracting new generation to South Australia and driving down the price of electricity for households and businesses,” […]

State–wide blackout goes under the spotlight

A Parliamentary committee established to investigate the state-wide blackout that plunged South Australia into darkness in September last year will meet for the first time today.  The Essential Services Commission and SA Power Networks will be questioned about the causes and consequences of the state-wide blackout.  “South Australians have the right to know how a […]

Electricity Market | MOTION

Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (10:51:17): I move: That this house expresses its concern at the state of the South Australian electricity market and, in particular, notes— (a) the state government’s energy policy over the last 15 years has delivered South Australian consumers the worst outcomes in the nation; (b) the first ever […]

Electricity Generation/Supply | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 2 March 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:04:22): My question is to the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy. Does the minister stand by his statement on radio this morning that, when the government takes back South Australia’s electricity generation assets, load shedding ‘won’t ever happen again’? The Hon. […]