Deafening silence on Government electricity contract

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government update South Australians on the progress of a contract for the generation and supply of electricity to the State Government. “The Weatherill Government touted this contract as a means of attracting new generation to South Australia and driving down the price of electricity for households and businesses,” […]

State–wide blackout goes under the spotlight

A Parliamentary committee established to investigate the state-wide blackout that plunged South Australia into darkness in September last year will meet for the first time today.  The Essential Services Commission and SA Power Networks will be questioned about the causes and consequences of the state-wide blackout.  “South Australians have the right to know how a […]

Treasurer trumpets fake news

In response to a question in Parliament today regarding our state’s electricity crisis Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis answered: ‘what we have here is fake news’. The Treasurer has in turn blamed privatisation, the retailers, the generators, the market operators, the weather, the Victorian and Federal Governments for South Australia’s electricity crisis. “Now he blames fake news,” […]

Power outages a financial hit to SA businesses

South Australian employers have suffered massive cost impacts due to significant power outages in the state. Adelaide Brighton Limited is the latest South Australian company to outline the severe costs of recent blackouts, in the order of $13 million. “Electricity disruptions in South Australia are now having a massive financial impact on South Australian businesses, […]

State Liberals support business push for lower power prices

The State Liberals are throwing their support behind South Australian businesses seeking access to lower electricity prices through a joint purchasing group. Shadow Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan has today written to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to support the application of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and […]

Blackout Jay leaves SA vulnerable

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) report into last week’s electricity rationing that impacted 90,000 SA households and businesses is a wake-up call for South Australia. “South Australians are at the mercy of the weather and overly reliant on electricity generated in Victoria after 15 years of Labor,” said Shadow Minister for Energy and Mining […]

Globe Link – changing South Australia

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall today announced plans to boost the South Australian economy with construction of a new heavy freight corridor and freight-only airport. If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will develop an alternative corridor for heavy freight, which will avoid the heavily populated areas […]

That’s not a hotline

Hon Stephen Wade MLC Shadow Minister for Health The State Government’s so-called health hotline for residents of Port Augusta engulfed by fly ash pollution is a sham according to the State Liberals. “Callers to the hotline (08 8226 7100) yesterday got a paging service with an invitation to leave their number so someone could get […]

Port Augusta health checks

Hon Stephen Wade MLC Shadow Minister for Health The State Liberals are calling for the Weatherill Government to establish a comprehensive health response to the fly ash crisis in Port Augusta as a matter of urgency. “Given the difficulty of accessing general practitioners in the region, the Weatherill Government needs to establish a walk-in clinic […]

Free health checks for Port Augusta residents

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government establish a dedicated hotline and offer free health checks to the residents of Port Augusta to reduce potential adverse health impacts from the fly ash storm that has engulfed the town in the last week. “The Weatherill Government has admitted that […]