Port Pirie Smelter | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:03 :37 ): I too rise to support the motion wholeheartedly and I know that my colleagues in opposition do as well. The member for Frome has clearly put forward some very useful background information supporting the motion, which I will not go over, but I would […]

Defence Shipbuilding | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:44 :49 ): I rise to speak to this motion. I appreciate the fact that the Premier has brought it forward, and I wholeheartedly agree with it, as does the Leader of the Opposition and as do my colleagues. We wholeheartedly agree with the words in the […]

Yunta School Closure | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:29 :34 ): I bring to the house’s attention a dreadful situation that we have just heard of. It is very clear under the Education Act—and I am sure that the education minister is fully aware of this—under section 14C that if a school is being considered […]

Labor votes down drug diversion program reform

The Weatherill Labor Government has today voted down important reforms to its drug diversion program in Parliament. In the 2011-12 year:  339 offenders were diverted to the program on three occasions;  137 persons were diverted to the program on four or more occasions; and,  One individual was diverted on 14 occasions. Liberal […]