Finally a bright idea

The State Liberals have described yesterday’s announcement that a solar thermal power station will be built near Port Augusta as a ray of sunshine in the Weatherill Government’s chaotic energy plan. “I have long advocated for a solar thermal power station to be built near Port Augusta and welcome the State Government’s announcement that it […]

South Australian Energy Plan | MOTION

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart) (16:02): The opposition takes the energy crisis in South Australia extremely seriously, but we do not take this motion seriously. It is just a political stunt by the government. The opposition wants to deal productively with this issue, but this motion is just a stunt by the government and a […]

National Footy Colours Day | MOTION

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart) (12:33): I rise to also support this motion from the member for Chaffey. I think he made an excellent contribution, as did the member for Fisher. I listened closely and I found that to be a terrific contribution from a government member and I really do appreciate that. The core […]

Apply now for Junior Parliament

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging 12-15 year olds to apply for YMCA SA Junior Parliament. Junior Parliament will run in the October school holidays and gives young people the opportunity to learn about parliament, meet new friends and develop their leadership skills. This apolitical program will give participants the chance […]

Budget Measures Bill 2017 | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart) (16:51): I rise on behalf of the people of the electorate of Stuart to make my contribution on the Budget Measures Bill. As I said earlier today, I accept and everybody on this side of the house accepts that budgeting is difficult. It really does go without saying. There is […]

Rural Freight | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart) (15:38): I rise today on behalf of the people of Stuart to take this opportunity to talk about rural freight. This is an issue that affects all our state, but of course I am far more familiar with it in my electorate; however, let me say that this is a […]

Energy security target questioned

The State Liberals have released submissions made to the Weatherill Government from Nystar, AGL, Momentum Energy and Alinta pouring cold water on Labor’s claim its Energy Security Target (EST) will drive down the price of wholesale electricity. Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis: ‘The EST is set to commence on 1 July this year at the target level […]