SA Community Achievement Awards

If you know an individual, business or group that is helping to reshape and inspire your community, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, encourages you to nominate them for the SA Community Achievement Awards. “If there is someone that has provided support and made a real difference in your life, why not show […]

Thousands of South Australians powerless

The latest Australian Energy Regulator statistics paint a bleak picture for thousands of South Australian families struggling to cope with the highest power prices in the country. South Australia has the most per capita electricity disconnections, gas disconnections, the most people with an energy debt, the highest average electricity debt in the country and the […]

Smart State PC Donation Program

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is pleased to announce the Smart State PC Donation Program – Round 43 opens Monday, 5 June 2017. The program gives not-for-profit community organisations access to personal computer equipment from surplus government stocks. The South Australian Government aims to reduce its ecological footprint as part of its commitment […]

Electricity price shock unprecedented

The latest Australian Energy Regulator (AER) report into the national electricity market paints a very grim picture of future electricity prices for South Australian households and employers. The AER notes: In the nine months to 31 March 2017 South Australia’s weekly prices averaged $128 per megawatt per hour, which was an unprecedented level for the […]

South Australian Women’s Honour Roll

The Member for Stuart, Mr Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is pleased to advise nominations are now open for the 2017 South Australian Women’s Honour Roll. The Honour Roll acknowledges South Australian women for their outstanding contribution and achievements in leading the community towards greater respect and inclusivity. “There are many, many women in the […]

ACCC allows electricity joint purchasing group

The State Liberals today welcomed the ACCC’s decision to allow SACOME and 27 other SA businesses to establish a joint electricity purchasing group.  “We welcomed the ACCC’s draft determination in April, and it’s pleasing to see the official authorisation from the ACCC which will hopefully assist in driving down electricity costs for these important South […]

Weatherill’s power failure

The closure of the Northern Power Station a year ago has come at a very heavy price for South Australian electricity consumers. “In the year since Jay Weatherill sacrificed the Northern Power Station for want of just $25 million the price of electricity in South Australia has sky rocketed and reliability plummeted,” said Shadow Minister […]

Liberals to trap wild dogs

Hon David Ridgway MLC State Liberal Leader in the Legislative Council Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Development and Tourism   The State Liberals have committed to funding two wild dog trappers to protect South Australia’s livestock industry and native animals if elected in March 2018. Wild dog numbers have exploded in recent times and […]

Going grassroots: a conversation about NRM

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging people in Stuart to get behind the Liberal Party’s statewide consultation on the future of natural resource management in South Australia. “Our online survey, launched today, aims to gauge community satisfaction with the state’s eight Natural Resource Management Boards with topics including regional boundaries, board […]