Apply now for Junior Parliament

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging 12-15 year olds to apply for YMCA SA Junior Parliament. Junior Parliament will run in the October school holidays and gives young people the opportunity to learn about parliament, meet new friends and develop their leadership skills. This apolitical program will give participants the chance […]

VPP batteries bank bigger savings for SA households

Home batteries are about to become even better value for South Australians with Tesla the latest company to combine the State Government’s Home Battery Scheme (HBS) with the benefits of a virtual power plant (VPP) to offer cheaper electricity to homeowners. The Marshall Government’s HBS is creating outstanding opportunities for South Australian homeowners to slash […]

Light at the end of tunnel for electricity consumers

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed an average 3 per cent fall in electricity prices for households and small businesses on market contracts during the past financial year detailed in ESCOSA’s annual Energy Retail Price Offers Comparison Report released today. “The $62 fall in household electricity bills for South Australian households is in stark contrast […]

$11 million for Stuart projects

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, has welcomed the Marshall Government’s announcement that $11 million will be spent on two important infrastructure projects in the Stuart electorate. “$8 million has been budgeted to upgrade the Gladstone level crossing for the extension of the rail loop servicing town’s silo site, with a further $3 million […]

Generating greater competition in SA

The Marshall Liberal Government has signed two lease agreements with Nexif Energy and Infigen Energy collectively worth $219 million for the state’s nine generating units currently located at Elizabeth and Lonsdale. “The leasing arrangement will result in taxpayers largely recouping the $227 million cost of Labor’s foolish purchase of the generators and avoiding $267 million […]

Outback Communities Authority

Member for Stuart and Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan has welcomed the appointment of three Outback Communities Authority (OCA) Board members. The OCA’s responsibilities include: Managing the provision of existing public services and facilities to Outback communities; Promoting improvements in the provision of public services and facilities to Outback communities; and […]

Virtual Power Plant is powering forward

South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant is delivering cheaper energy to South Australians who need it most with more than 1,100 Housing SA households now signed up to the program. “This VVP is delivering affordable electricity to some of South Australia’s most disadvantaged households whilst increasing the reliability of the state’s electricity network,” said Minister Dan […]

Electricity relief begins today

In welcome news, from today tens of thousands South Australia households and small businesses will be paying up to 12 per cent less for their electricity, with hundreds of thousands of others across the state also benefiting from more modest reductions in their electricity bills. “Some of the 80,000 households and businesses on standing contracts […]