Fee relief for COVID19-hit resources sector

The South Australian Government has deferred costs linked to exploration and licence fees for the minerals and petroleum sectors to alleviate the impact on industry of coronavirus containment measures.   Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the impact of travel restrictions and social distancing on the operation of the state’s mining […]

State Government welcomes Federal economic stimulus

Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed the Federal Government’s $17.6 billion stimulus package, announced today, which will work in tandem with the state’s immediate response to help cushion South Australia’s economy and jobs from the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Premier Steven Marshall said consumer confidence should be boosted […]

Local communities set to benefit from $350 million stimulus

Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier Hon Stephen Wade MLC Minister for Health and Wellbeing South Australians will benefit almost immediately from the Marshall Liberal Government’s unprecedented $350 million stimulus package, which includes a $15 million investment in upgrades at our country hospitals. The $15 million will boost local economies, trigger immediate jobs and provide better […]

Unprecedented response and economic stimulus to drive SA jobs, economy in wake of bushfires, coronavirus

Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier An immediate economic stimulus package, worth $350 million, has been announced by the Marshall Liberal Government to help drive the South Australian economy and secure local jobs in the wake of the ongoing impact of bushfires, drought and coronavirus. Major infrastructure maintenance projects including road and hospital upgrades, new tourism […]

Home Battery Scheme’s first step-down of subsidy

The South Australian Government’s subsidy under the $100 million Home Battery Scheme, which helps households cut power bills by installing battery systems, will have its first planned reduction in six weeks’ time. A strong surge in the number of households accessing the subsidy has pushed the number of homes signed up to the scheme past […]

Drought package expanded to help more people

Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier Hon Tim Whetstone MP Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Expand mental health outreach support with enhanced Family and Business Support Program Introduce a $120 per dog wild dog bounty $330,000 for community drought recovery events Extend the 50 per cent rebate for pastoral lease rents An extra wild […]

Home batteries for Bushfire victims

A free home battery will be offered to each householder who rebuilds their home lost in this summer’s devastating bushfires, under an arrangement offered by the Marshall Government and local battery manufacturer sonnen. “Installing a battery as part of the rebuild will help make bushfire victims new homes more sustainable, more resilient and allow them […]

Youth Parliament Program now open

Young South Australians have the unique opportunity to create change by having their voices heard at the highest level of State Government with applications now open for the 2020 Youth Parliament Program. The YMCA SA Youth Parliament is a personal development program for 15 to 25-year-olds, providing an opportunity for young people to gain a […]

Recognising our volunteers

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is encouraging community organisations and groups to say thank you to their volunteers by nominating them for the 2020 Premier’s Certificate of Recognition.   Mr van Holst Pellekaan said this was a fantastic opportunity to nominate one or more volunteers who have made an outstanding commitment and contribution […]

A powerful argument for another interconnector

The State Government says the re-energising of the Heywood electricity interconnector between South Australia and Victoria highlights the vital need for the proposed interconnector between SA and NSW. The Heywood Interconnector, which was knocked out during storms on February 1 when towers in Victoria fell, had half its capacity restored on Monday and is expected […]