SA Environment Awards

If you know someone who has made a difference to the environment, then you can help recognise and celebrate their achievements by nominating them for an environment award. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is encouraging people to consider nominating an individual or group for one of the three awards that are now […]

Asbestos Awareness Month

With deadly asbestos present in a high number of older homes, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is calling on homeowners, renovators, tradesmen (and women) and handymen to be vigilant about its dangers. With at least one in three homes built or renovated before 1987 containing asbestos, it is important to be aware […]

Is gas policy just hot air?

The State Liberals want the Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis to guarantee his $24 million gas incentivisation policy will reduce the price of electricity in South Australia and release the modelling the policy is based on when the funding proposal is release today. “The time has arrived for Minister Koutsantonis to explain exactly how this direct […]

Parliamentary committee to examine prison system

The State Liberals will move the establish a Parliamentary Committee to investigate South Australia’s trouble-plagued prison system. “Corrections has become a rolling catastrophe since rookie MP Peter Malinauskas was elevated to the role of Minister and we need to find out why it has gone so far off the rails,” said Shadow Minister for Correctional […]

High electricity prices hurting SA businesses

Industry groups have issued fresh warnings highlighting how high electricity prices are hurting South Australian businesses. Manufacturing Australia Chairman Mark Chellew today said: “The lack of stability and high power prices in SA are threatening both existing and future manufacturing investment in a state already reeling from automotive closures…The more expensive and unstable our energy […]

Stand up to poverty

Poverty and severe hardship affects more than a million Australians and the electorate of Stuart is not immune to this serious problem and there is no better time to address this than during Anti-Poverty Week from 16-22 October 2016. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging people to use Anti-Poverty Week as […]

Labor let the lights go out in Northern Power Station

The State Liberals have released an FOI determination by the Ombudsman directing the Weatherill Government to reveal how much money Alinta requested to keep the Northern Power Station operating.  “Tom Koutsantonis needs to come clean about the negotiations that took place regarding saving the Northern Power Station and keeping down electricity prices,” said Shadow Minister […]

What cost closure of Northern Power Station?

The State Liberals are demanding the Premier Jay Weatherill reveals what it would have cost to keep the Northern Power Station operating and protect South Australian households from savage price increases in electricity. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information show the Weatherill Government received a briefing from the Department of State Development on the benefits […]