Take time to “Exercise Your Mood”

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians every year yet less than half of people experiencing symptoms of mental illness seek professional help. The Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, knows the electorate of Stuart is not immune which is why he is supporting the Black Dog Institute’s “Exercise Your Mood” campaign, which […]

Finally a bright idea

The State Liberals have described yesterday’s announcement that a solar thermal power station will be built near Port Augusta as a ray of sunshine in the Weatherill Government’s chaotic energy plan. “I have long advocated for a solar thermal power station to be built near Port Augusta and welcome the State Government’s announcement that it […]

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 […]

Energy security target questioned

The State Liberals have released submissions made to the Weatherill Government from Nystar, AGL, Momentum Energy and Alinta pouring cold water on Labor’s claim its Energy Security Target (EST) will drive down the price of wholesale electricity. Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis: ‘The EST is set to commence on 1 July this year at the target level […]

Dirty diesel generators on hire purchase

The State Liberals have seized on the revelation that the Weatherill Government’s diesel generators will produce 25 per cent less electricity in hot weather to demand the government reveals the total cost to taxpayers of the diesel generators. “The Weatherill Government tried to pull the wool over the eyes of South Australian taxpayers regarding the […]

Lights go out on Weatherill’s generator

The Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis told State Parliament last night that the proposed State Government gas-fired generator may never deliver electricity into the South Australian grid. “Jay Weatherill is proposing South Australian taxpayers fund another white elephant – a $360 million electricity generator that doesn’t generate any electricity,” said Shadow Minister for Energy Dan van Holst […]

$150 million country health backlog to be addressed

A decade long $150 million country hospital capital works and maintenance backlog will be addressed under the State Liberals’ Investing in Country Health policy. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, has been advocating for the need to ensure there is adequate investment in health facilities in the electorate of Stuart. “Hospitals and health […]

Diesel Jay’s dirty little secret

News that Jay Weatherill’s promised 250 megawatt gas-fired electricity generator won’t be operational until 2020 highlights the economic damage of the Premier’s decision to shut down the Northern Power Station. “As a consequence of Jay Weatherill’s failure to deliver the new power station as promised South Australian taxpayers will be hit with a $110 million […]

No answers on diesel powered disaster

The State Liberals are demanding the Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis details exactly how much taxpayers will be handing over to pay for the 200 megawatts of temporary diesel generation he is hiring as insurance against blackouts in South Australia this coming summer. “The Weatherill Government’s decision to close the Northern Power Station has left South Australia […]