Prepare now for bushfire season

With the exceptional dry conditions bringing forward the start of the fire danger season, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging individuals and community groups to assess their bushfire survival plan and ensure it takes into consideration (among other things) the potential for a loss of power or mobile phone service. The […]

Labor’s dirty diesel deal exposed

The State Government has revealed the former Labor Government’s deal for eight diesel generators would have cost South Australian taxpayers a staggering $609.5 million over their lifetime. A report into the diesel generators by Mr Mark Livesey QC, tabled in State Parliament today, shows that the total price of the former Labor Government’s energy plan […]

Rural Women’s Award

The Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is pleased to advise applications for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award are now open. The award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of women in rural communities, industries and businesses. Mr van Holst Pellekaan says there are many extremely dedicated and capable women in the electorate of […]

Backing our farmers and our communities

With parts of the electorate of Stuart experiencing one of the driest seasons in decades, State Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan is encouraging people to seek support. “Unfortunately there are large areas in our electorate experiencing extremely dry conditions, with many farmers and pastoralists facing their second consecutive poor season,” he said. “There […]

German energy giant to deliver 430 manufacturing jobs to SA

German energy storage giant sonnen will begin assembling its world-leading home battery technology in Adelaide after announcing plans today to establish an Australian headquarters in South Australia. In a major coup for South Australia, the company expects to transition from assembling to manufacturing battery technology in Adelaide. The assembly and manufacture of 50,000 energy storage […]

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 […]

Speak up to improve road safety

People can now have their say on driver training and assessments in South Australia so the industry can be improved. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is encouraging people to consider their interactions with driver training and assessments and provide feedback about their experiences as well as their suggestions on how it can be […]

Recharging our regional communities

Time is running out to apply for the first round of the Regional Growth Fund and Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging communities in Stuart to apply. The Regional Growth Fund is a $15 million per year commitment to help unlock new economic activity in our regions. “Not only will the […]

Country to Canberra leadership competition

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging female students in Years 10-12 to apply for the Country to Canberra leadership competition. Entries have opened for the fifth annual competition where at least 15 rural girls will win an all-expenses paid “Power Trip” to Canberra. They will have the opportunity to meet with […]

Lowering South Australian electricity bills

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed the release of ElectraNet’s draft report into its investigation of options to transform South Australia’s energy future.   “In particular I welcome the news that a new, high capacity interconnector between South Australia and New South Wales would deliver South Australian households a $30 annual savings,” said Minister for Energy […]