Welcome to My Website

It is an honour to be elected to represent the people of the electorate of Stuart in the South Australian Parliament. I work very hard to give our electorate a strong and informed voice in all relevant matters and also to support people locally. Working effectively on behalf of the people of Stuart will always be my primary responsibility and I also put time and energy into promoting regional development more broadly throughout our State. 

My roles as Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Police, Correctional Services, Regional Development and Defence Industries allow me to contribute directly to improving the delivery of government services to all South Australians in these very important areas.

 I hope this website will be a useful insight into the Parliament of South Australia, how I represent you there and throughout the community and a source of other helpful information. Please feel free to contact me or my staff if you require any assistance with state government matters or if you wish to raise any issues which are of particular importance to you.

Yours sincerely,

Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP


Latest News

Labor asleep at wheel as electricity crisis developed

The State Liberals say a 280 per cent surge in spot prices for electricity in South Australia from July 2015 to July 2016 is a damning indictment of the Weatherill Government’s incompetent handling of the energy portfolio. As of the 25th of July the average spot price for electricity for the month was $279.50 per […]


SA’s shocking surge in electricity prices

The State Liberals are warning the massive increase in the spot price of electricity this financial year threatens to undermine the future economic viability of some energy intensive industries in South Australia. “South Australia’s average price of $351 per megawatt hour so far this financial year is stratospheric and is almost 400 per cent higher […]


Labor breaks police recruitment promise again

The Weatherill Labor Government has once again broken its promise to recruit 313 sworn  police officers. Last Thursday’s State Budget revealed that the Weatherill Labor Government promise to recruit additional officers has now been pushed back from 2018 to 2020. Labor’s original promise, made prior to the 2010 election, was for ‘300 more police on […]


Natural Resources Committee: Pinery Bushfires | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:42 :03 ): I thank the Natural Resources Committee for taking such a strong interest in this event. When I use the word ‘event’, it seems to really downplay the very significant importance of the Pinery fire, but I do really appreciate the fact that the Natural […]


Low income electricity customers need protection from price shock

The State Liberals are calling on the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to substantially increase the threshold amount a customer can owe an energy retailer before their gas or electricity can be disconnected because the size of customers’ bills is growing rapidly. “South Australian households are facing surging electricity prices that will result in ever greater […]