Low income electricity customers need protection from price shock

The State Liberals are calling on the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to substantially increase the threshold amount a customer can owe an energy retailer before their gas or electricity can be disconnected because the size of customers’ bills is growing rapidly. “South Australian households are facing surging electricity prices that will result in ever greater […]

Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) (Recognition Of National Domestic Violence Orders) Amendment Bill | SPEECH

Second Reading Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 22 June 2016.) Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 16:39 :04 ): I would like to say a few words on the Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) (Recognition of National Domestic Violence Orders) Amendment Bill 2016. I will not speak for too long and […]

Labor tax increase hits household budgets

The Weatherill Labor Government’s decision to unnecessarily jack up the solid waste levy and slug South Australians another $64m in tax will hurt households.  “South Australians have already suffered increases to electricity prices and increases to the ESL,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.  “Now, South Australians are going to be filling the Weatherill Labor […]

ESCOSA electricity inquiry

South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis’ announcement that he is referring the surge in electricity prices in South Australia to ESCOSA is a desperate attempt to deflect responsibility for the Weatherill Government’s failed energy policies. “We already know why electricity prices are surging in South Australia – the Weatherill Government’s foolish head long rush to wind […]

Yorkey’s Crossing | VIDEO

  Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart) (15:08): I rise to speak about Yorkeys Crossing again, as I have done many times in this house. I have written many letters to a succession of transport ministers about this very important piece of infrastructure which goes around the outside of the regional centre of Port Augusta. […]

Smart State PC Donation Program – Round 40

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is pleased to announce the Smart State PC Donation Program – Round 40 opens Monday, 27 June 2016.   The program gives not-for-profit community organisations access to personal computer equipment from surplus government stocks.   The South Australian Government aims to reduce its ecological footprint as part of […]

3,000 offenders racked, stacked and packed

South Australia’s prison population has swollen to over 3,000 for the first time in the State’s history and the home detention system has been gamed by prisoners according to evidence given the Budget and Finance Committee by the Department of Correctional Services.  The latest prisoner population of more than 3000 is being squashed into an […]