SA Environment Awards

If you know someone who has made a difference to the environment, then you can help recognise and celebrate their achievements by nominating them for an environment award. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is encouraging people to consider nominating an individual or group for one of the three awards that are now […]

Asbestos Awareness Month

With deadly asbestos present in a high number of older homes, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is calling on homeowners, renovators, tradesmen (and women) and handymen to be vigilant about its dangers. With at least one in three homes built or renovated before 1987 containing asbestos, it is important to be aware […]

Is gas policy just hot air?

The State Liberals want the Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis to guarantee his $24 million gas incentivisation policy will reduce the price of electricity in South Australia and release the modelling the policy is based on when the funding proposal is release today. “The time has arrived for Minister Koutsantonis to explain exactly how this direct […]

Parliamentary committee to examine prison system

The State Liberals will move the establish a Parliamentary Committee to investigate South Australia’s trouble-plagued prison system. “Corrections has become a rolling catastrophe since rookie MP Peter Malinauskas was elevated to the role of Minister and we need to find out why it has gone so far off the rails,” said Shadow Minister for Correctional […]

Renewable Energy | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:31 :46 ): There is absolutely no discussion, no debate, no disagreement, between anybody on this side of the house that our state and in fact the world must transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. That is an absolute given, but where we disagree […]

Unemployment & Alinta | QUESTION TIME

Unemployment Figures Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:14 :11 ): My question is to the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy. Does the minister accept that the closure of the Northern Power Station and the Leigh Creek coalmine has directly contributed to the recently released unemployment figure for the Upper Spencer Gulf […]

High electricity prices hurting SA businesses

Industry groups have issued fresh warnings highlighting how high electricity prices are hurting South Australian businesses. Manufacturing Australia Chairman Mark Chellew today said: “The lack of stability and high power prices in SA are threatening both existing and future manufacturing investment in a state already reeling from automotive closures…The more expensive and unstable our energy […]