Loss of Power Grants | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:14 :05 ): As all members here know, on 28 September 2016 last year our state endured an unprecedented statewide blackout. Business SA has made it very clear that the cost to businesses was in excess of half a billion dollars from that event, but I want to […]

Recreational Fishing | MOTION

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:46 :55 ): On behalf of the member for Chaffey, I move: That this house – (a) notes the economic and social benefits of recreational f ishing to South Australia; (b) condemns the state government for not undertaking a regional economic impact a ssessment s tatement prior […]

Electricity Policy | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:20 :49 ): Very unfortunately, we have just seen yet another victim of the state government’s failed energy policy. The Local Government Association of South Australia has announced that it expects its member councils to pay increases of between 30 and 50 per cent in their electricity prices […]

Fishing Regulations | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:34 :03 ): Let me support the member for Elder in saying no to domestic violence. Any effort whatsoever that can go towards doing that is incredibly important. The subject of my grievance speech today is the soon to be imposed new fishing regulations for coastal waters […]

Energy/Alinta | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 29 March 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:04:57): My question is to the Premier. Will the Premier tell the people of South Australia why, on 17 March this year, he claimed that Alinta had not made an offer to keep the Northern power station open given today’s revelation […]

Energy generation/Alinta/Hazelwood | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 28 March 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:33:37): My question is to the Premier. Did the government undertake any modelling to determine whether 250 megawatts of reserve generation could be contracted from existing providers at a lower price and sooner than the government’s proposed $360 million gas generator? […]

Electricity Market | MOTION

Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (10:51:17): I move: That this house expresses its concern at the state of the South Australian electricity market and, in particular, notes— (a) the state government’s energy policy over the last 15 years has delivered South Australian consumers the worst outcomes in the nation; (b) the first ever […]