World Water Day | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:18 :35 ): It gives me great pleasure to rise on United Nations World Water Day, 22 March, to highlight some issues that are very relevant at the moment in South Australia. World Water Day is a tremendous initiative trying to highlight the fact that water is […]

Injustice on World Water Day

Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan will use the United Nation’s World Water Day to highlight the injustice of some South Australian households paying five times the going rate for water they can’t even drink. In an address to Parliament today Mr van Holst Pellekaan will challenge the Weatherill Government to deliver drinkable water […]

Labor continue to run prisons over approved capacity

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released yesterday show South Australia’s prison capacity crisis continues unabated. “Right now our prison system is bursting at the seams with 2,830 prisoners being held on average in a prison system with an official capacity of 2715,” said Shadow Minister for Correctional Services Dan van Holst Pellekaan. “The ABS […]

Nominate a deserving educator

If you know a teacher, leader or support staff who goes above and beyond nominate them for the 2016 Excellence in Public Education Awards. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, has seen first-hand how educators in the electorate work hard to teach and inspire their students to be the best they can be. […]

Labor plans to cut police stations

The State Liberals will move to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Weatherill Government’s plans to cut the number of sworn police officers, close police stations and slash operating hours at others. “An integrated network of properly staffed police stations is an essential element in protecting the public and building community spirit,” said Shadow Police […]

Mining Industry | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart) (17:01:37): I rise today to talk about a topic that weighs very heavily on the hearts of everybody in the Upper Spencer Gulf. I speak as both shadow minister for mineral resources and energy and also as the member for Stuart, being primarily Port Augusta-based. This issue is the challenges facing […]

Women in Policing | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:35 :40 ): It is a pleasure for me, on behalf of the opposition—and I know that other speakers will do the same—to support the member’s motion:  That this house recognises the 100th anniversary of w omen serving as police officer s in the South Australian police […]

Youth Parliament Program now open

Young South Australians have the unique opportunity to create change by having their voices heard at the highest level of State Government with applications now open for the 2016 Youth Parliament Program. The YMCA SA Youth Parliament is a personal development program for 15-24 year olds which provides an opportunity for young people to gain […]