Stock Theft | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 16:29 :00 ): I am pleased to have this opportunity to advise the house of a very serious concern I have which affects my electorate but would certainly affect many other country electorates around the state, that is, a continuous and ongoing issue with regard to stock […]

Regional Impact Statements | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:18 :35 ): I rise to support the member for Goyder in this important motion that this house supports the referral to the Economic and Finance Committee of all regional impact statements with the ability to call witnesses and, two, that this house urges the Minister for […]

Weatherill Government spends $550,000 on botched Emergency Services reforms

Evidence to the State Parliament’s Economic and Finance Committee today has revealed the Weatherill Labor Government’s failed Emergency Services amalgamations have cost taxpayers $550,000, with greater losses to come. “Emergency Services Minister Tony Piccolo has lost the confidence of emergency service volunteers, failed to implement reform and wasted a significant amount of taxpayer’s money, said […]

Regional Development Australia motion | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:37 :34 ): It gives me great pleasure to support the member for Goyder in his motion: That this house urges the regional development minister, in conjunction with the state government, to— (a) provide adequate core funding for the ongoing operations of seven Regional Development Australia (RDA) […]

Jobs and small business package great news for SA

Shadow Minister for Small Business Dan van Holst Pellekaan has praised the Commonwealth Government for their $5.5 billion jobs and small business package announced in their 2015 Budget. Mr van Holst Pellekaan has called on State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis to continue what the Commonwealth Government has started by focusing on small businesses in next month’s […]