Yorkeys Crossing | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:08 :50 ): 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 […]

NRM Levy Proposals 2016-17 | SPEECH

 Natural Resources Committee: Levy Proposals 2016-17 Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart) (11:56:47): I rise to speak on the 109th to 115th reports of the Natural Resources Committee. I listened very closely to the member for Ashford, the Chair of that committee. She is a person I have a great deal of respect for, and in […]

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards now open

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is pleased to announce the 2016 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards open for applications on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The awards reward young South Australians aged 25 years and under who volunteer with up to $3000 towards their education. Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards are awarded in recognition of […]

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 […]