Weatherill’s power failure

The closure of the Northern Power Station a year ago has come at a very heavy price for South Australian electricity consumers. “In the year since Jay Weatherill sacrificed the Northern Power Station for want of just $25 million the price of electricity in South Australia has sky rocketed and reliability plummeted,” said Shadow Minister […]

Liberals to trap wild dogs

Hon David Ridgway MLC State Liberal Leader in the Legislative Council Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Development and Tourism   The State Liberals have committed to funding two wild dog trappers to protect South Australia’s livestock industry and native animals if elected in March 2018. Wild dog numbers have exploded in recent times and […]

Going grassroots: a conversation about NRM

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging people in Stuart to get behind the Liberal Party’s statewide consultation on the future of natural resource management in South Australia. “Our online survey, launched today, aims to gauge community satisfaction with the state’s eight Natural Resource Management Boards with topics including regional boundaries, board […]

Master Butchers on the chopping block

MBL Food Services, a division of Master Butchers Co-operative, is the latest South Australian business to be gutted by surging electricity prices. “The latest edition of MBL News reports the MBL has been hit with a $750,000 increase in its electricity bills this year,” said Shadow Minister for Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan. “The latest […]

Ratepayers latest victims of electricity bill shock

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader Ratepayers will be the latest group of South Australians to feel the sting of the Weatherill Government’s disastrous energy policies after the Local Government Association warned councils will pay 30-50 per cent more for electricity in 2017. Like any business of scale, local government isn’t immune to electricity price […]

Answer is blowing in the wind

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) confirmation that the loss of power from wind farms was instrumental in South Australia’s state-wide blackout on the 28th of September last year has exposed Jay Weatherill’s claims it was wholly the result of the storm. “AEMO’s report makes clear that had nine […]

Future power just got more expensive

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The State Liberals have released Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) base future contracts data showing that Jay Weatherill’s patch-up job on South Australia’s fragile electricity network is pushing the price of electricity up even further. In the two weeks since Jay Weatherill released his $550 million taxpayer funded plan to […]