Sturt Highway speed reduction welcomed

After years of approaches to the State Government requesting a much-needed reduction in the speed limit on the Sturt Highway at Blanchetown, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is pleased the government has finally agreed to the local community’s proposal. Having previously made the suggestion to two former Ministers for Road Safety who […]

Full Murray Darling Basin Plan must be delivered

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The State Liberals are committed to delivering the full Murray Darling Basin Plan and returning 3,200 gigalitres of water to the river system. “We will not let the upstream states wriggle out of delivering their part of the agreement,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall. “South Australians understand the […]

Parliamentary Committee to look into black out

The State Liberals have moved to establish a Select Committee in the Upper House to look into causes of the state-wide black that occurred on 28 September. “The state-wide blackout that plunged South Australian into unprecedented chaos deserves a thorough investigation by State Parliament,” said Shadow Minister for Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan. “This Select […]

BOM report doesn’t explain state-wide blackout

The State Liberals have dismissed Minister for Energy Tom Koutsantonis’ assertion that the report released yesterday by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) shows a supercell thunderstorm was responsible for the September 28 black-out. Contrary to Minister Koutsantonis’ desperate spin the BOM report merely confirms what was already well known – that the storm brought down […]

Shop local this Christmas

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging people to shop local this Christmas to provide a much needed boost to the local economy. Mr van Holst Pellekaan said spending money locally was more important than ever before. “South Australian businesses are facing many challenges at the moment, so every dollar we spend […]

Koutsantonis exposed by the facts

The closure of Hazelwood power station has again exposed Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis’ complete lack of understanding regarding South Australia’s electricity system. On 26 September 2016, Minister Koutsantonis said: “…If they close Hazelwood, It’s going to be good for SA”  (Adelaide Advertiser, 26 September 2016): “In fact the closure of Hazelwood will see another surge […]

Electricity Prices | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:06 :05 ): Today is a very unfortunate day for all South Australians, but also for the government, because today we have seen another example of the complete failure of the government’s electricity and energy policy for our state. Before anybody says, ‘It’s a privatised market. There […]