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 […]

Liberals welcome Oz Minerals announcement

The State Liberals have welcomed today’s announcement from Oz Minerals that it will begin work on its $975 million Carrapateena mine in the State’s far north almost immediately and construct a $150 million processing plant at Whyalla. The Whyalla processing plant would create 100 jobs in construction and 100 permanent jobs. Oz Minerals will also […]

Hauling the Upper Spencer Gulf out of trouble

Today is the final day of coal haulage from Leigh Creek to Port Augusta’s power stations yet the communities of the Upper Spencer Gulf are still waiting for the Weatherill Government to develop a comprehensive jobs plan for the region.   “The closure of Alinta’s operations will have a devastating impact on local communities yet […]

Future shock on electricity prices

The State Liberals have released data from the Australian Energy Regulator showing surging electricity prices in South Australia in the next two years.  “All South Australians will be being paying the price of the Weatherill Government’s failed energy policies with the most expensive power in the National Electricity Market (NEM),” said Shadow Minister for Mineral […]

Prisoners right to vote

The State Liberals will introduce legislation to remove the right of people sentenced for three or more years in prison to vote in South Australian elections until they have completed their sentence. “When a person commits a crime so serious that he or she is sentenced for three or more years, then one of the […]

Weatherill Labor Government votes down police inquiry

The Weatherill Labor Government has today voted down a State Liberal motion to establish a Parliamentary Committee to inquire into how the Government’s highly contentious plans to slash the police budget are leading to the civilianization of positions previously undertaken by sworn officers. “The fact that the Weatherill Labor Government voted to not have an […]

SA Police Motion | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:04 :08 ): By leave, I move: To amend the motion standing in my name to insert the words ‘in the opinion of this h ouse’ after the word ‘ T hat’ first appearing, and add the following parts 2 and 3 after ‘(i) any other related […]