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

Sturt Highway speed reduction welcomed

After years of approaches to the State Government requesting a much-needed reduction in the speed limit on the Sturt Highway at Blanchetown, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is pleased the government has finally agreed to the local community’s proposal. Having previously made the suggestion to two former Ministers for Road Safety who […]


Full Murray Darling Basin Plan must be delivered

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The State Liberals are committed to delivering the full Murray Darling Basin Plan and returning 3,200 gigalitres of water to the river system. “We will not let the upstream states wriggle out of delivering their part of the agreement,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall. “South Australians understand the […]


Parliamentary Committee to look into black out

The State Liberals have moved to establish a Select Committee in the Upper House to look into causes of the state-wide black that occurred on 28 September. “The state-wide blackout that plunged South Australian into unprecedented chaos deserves a thorough investigation by State Parliament,” said Shadow Minister for Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan. “This Select […]


BOM report doesn’t explain state-wide blackout

The State Liberals have dismissed Minister for Energy Tom Koutsantonis’ assertion that the report released yesterday by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) shows a supercell thunderstorm was responsible for the September 28 black-out. Contrary to Minister Koutsantonis’ desperate spin the BOM report merely confirms what was already well known – that the storm brought down […]


Death with Dignity Bill | SPEECH

Second Reading Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 20:43 :30 ): I will be very brief, and I ask that anybody who is following these things closely turn to the comments that I made on a different bill on the same topic brought to us by the member for Ashford last sitting week. […]