Liberals welcome Oz Minerals announcement

The State Liberals have welcomed today’s announcement from Oz Minerals that it will begin work on its $975 million Carrapateena mine in the State’s far north almost immediately and construct a $150 million processing plant at Whyalla. The Whyalla processing plant would create 100 jobs in construction and 100 permanent jobs. Oz Minerals will also […]

Hauling the Upper Spencer Gulf out of trouble

Today is the final day of coal haulage from Leigh Creek to Port Augusta’s power stations yet the communities of the Upper Spencer Gulf are still waiting for the Weatherill Government to develop a comprehensive jobs plan for the region.   “The closure of Alinta’s operations will have a devastating impact on local communities yet […]

Future shock on electricity prices

The State Liberals have released data from the Australian Energy Regulator showing surging electricity prices in South Australia in the next two years.  “All South Australians will be being paying the price of the Weatherill Government’s failed energy policies with the most expensive power in the National Electricity Market (NEM),” said Shadow Minister for Mineral […]

Prisoners right to vote

The State Liberals will introduce legislation to remove the right of people sentenced for three or more years in prison to vote in South Australian elections until they have completed their sentence. “When a person commits a crime so serious that he or she is sentenced for three or more years, then one of the […]

Weatherill Labor Government votes down police inquiry

The Weatherill Labor Government has today voted down a State Liberal motion to establish a Parliamentary Committee to inquire into how the Government’s highly contentious plans to slash the police budget are leading to the civilianization of positions previously undertaken by sworn officers. “The fact that the Weatherill Labor Government voted to not have an […]

SA Police Motion | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:04 :08 ): By leave, I move: To amend the motion standing in my name to insert the words ‘in the opinion of this h ouse’ after the word ‘ T hat’ first appearing, and add the following parts 2 and 3 after ‘(i) any other related […]

World Water Day | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:18 :35 ): It gives me great pleasure to rise on United Nations World Water Day, 22 March, to highlight some issues that are very relevant at the moment in South Australia. World Water Day is a tremendous initiative trying to highlight the fact that water is […]

Injustice on World Water Day

Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan will use the United Nation’s World Water Day to highlight the injustice of some South Australian households paying five times the going rate for water they can’t even drink. In an address to Parliament today Mr van Holst Pellekaan will challenge the Weatherill Government to deliver drinkable water […]