Electricity in South Australia | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 14 February 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:12:11): My question is to the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy. What contingencies are in place to protect South Australian power consumers from the imminent closure of the Hazelwood power station, and the subsequent loss of supply through the […]

Emergency Services Motion | SPEECH

Dr McFETRIDGE ( Morphett ) ( 11:29 :06 ): I move: That this house— (a) condemns the state government for increasing cost of living pressures on South Australian families and businesses; and (b) supports significant reductions in the impact that emergency services levy charges have on South Australian families and businesses, whilst at the same […]

Power Infrastructure | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:16 :48 ): Mr Speaker, you know as well as every other member of parliament and every South Australian know what a dreadful situation we have across our state in regard to electricity. South Australians are suffering with the most expensive and least reliable electricity in the […]

Globe Link – changing South Australia

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall today announced plans to boost the South Australian economy with construction of a new heavy freight corridor and freight-only airport. If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will develop an alternative corridor for heavy freight, which will avoid the heavily populated areas […]

That’s not a hotline

Hon Stephen Wade MLC Shadow Minister for Health The State Government’s so-called health hotline for residents of Port Augusta engulfed by fly ash pollution is a sham according to the State Liberals. “Callers to the hotline (08 8226 7100) yesterday got a paging service with an invitation to leave their number so someone could get […]

Port Augusta health checks

Hon Stephen Wade MLC Shadow Minister for Health The State Liberals are calling for the Weatherill Government to establish a comprehensive health response to the fly ash crisis in Port Augusta as a matter of urgency. “Given the difficulty of accessing general practitioners in the region, the Weatherill Government needs to establish a walk-in clinic […]

Free health checks for Port Augusta residents

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government establish a dedicated hotline and offer free health checks to the residents of Port Augusta to reduce potential adverse health impacts from the fly ash storm that has engulfed the town in the last week. “The Weatherill Government has admitted that […]

Hazelwood closure price shock

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The fact the closure of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria in March next year will add $150 to annual South Australian household electricity bills is another savage indictment of the incompetence of the Weatherill Government. When the closure of Hazelwood was announced Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis proclaimed ‘if they […]

SA suffering ongoing electric shock

The State Liberals have released Australian Stock Exchange data showing Base Future Contract prices for March next year are 61 per cent higher in South Australia than the national average and 165 per cent higher than those in Victoria. Yesterday’s figures show to purchase a megawatt of electricity for March costs South Australia buyers $145, […]

Policing the streets

The State Liberals are warning the restructuring of SA Police’s operational districts will not reduce crime while the government continues to break its promise to increase the number of sworn police officers. “There is a direct relationship between the level of crime and the number of police on the beat and it is no surprise […]