Hazelwood closure price shock

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The fact the closure of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria in March next year will add $150 to annual South Australian household electricity bills is another savage indictment of the incompetence of the Weatherill Government. When the closure of Hazelwood was announced Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis proclaimed ‘if they […]

SA suffering ongoing electric shock

The State Liberals have released Australian Stock Exchange data showing Base Future Contract prices for March next year are 61 per cent higher in South Australia than the national average and 165 per cent higher than those in Victoria. Yesterday’s figures show to purchase a megawatt of electricity for March costs South Australia buyers $145, […]

Policing the streets

The State Liberals are warning the restructuring of SA Police’s operational districts will not reduce crime while the government continues to break its promise to increase the number of sworn police officers. “There is a direct relationship between the level of crime and the number of police on the beat and it is no surprise […]

Labor living in the 70’s

The State Liberals have attacked the Labor Party for blocking legislation to remove the right of people sentenced to three or more years in prison to vote in South Australian elections until they have completed their sentence. “The Weatherill Government is totally out of touch with community sentiment and every other state in Australia on […]

Sturt Highway speed reduction welcomed

After years of approaches to the State Government requesting a much-needed reduction in the speed limit on the Sturt Highway at Blanchetown, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is pleased the government has finally agreed to the local community’s proposal. Having previously made the suggestion to two former Ministers for Road Safety who […]

Full Murray Darling Basin Plan must be delivered

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The State Liberals are committed to delivering the full Murray Darling Basin Plan and returning 3,200 gigalitres of water to the river system. “We will not let the upstream states wriggle out of delivering their part of the agreement,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall. “South Australians understand the […]

Parliamentary Committee to look into black out

The State Liberals have moved to establish a Select Committee in the Upper House to look into causes of the state-wide black that occurred on 28 September. “The state-wide blackout that plunged South Australian into unprecedented chaos deserves a thorough investigation by State Parliament,” said Shadow Minister for Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan. “This Select […]

BOM report doesn’t explain state-wide blackout

The State Liberals have dismissed Minister for Energy Tom Koutsantonis’ assertion that the report released yesterday by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) shows a supercell thunderstorm was responsible for the September 28 black-out. Contrary to Minister Koutsantonis’ desperate spin the BOM report merely confirms what was already well known – that the storm brought down […]

Shop local this Christmas

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging people to shop local this Christmas to provide a much needed boost to the local economy. Mr van Holst Pellekaan said spending money locally was more important than ever before. “South Australian businesses are facing many challenges at the moment, so every dollar we spend […]

Koutsantonis exposed by the facts

The closure of Hazelwood power station has again exposed Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis’ complete lack of understanding regarding South Australia’s electricity system. On 26 September 2016, Minister Koutsantonis said: “…If they close Hazelwood, It’s going to be good for SA”  (Adelaide Advertiser, 26 September 2016): “In fact the closure of Hazelwood will see another surge […]