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 […]

No relief from electricity prices

The State Liberals have warned South Australian households and business not to expect any price relief on their electricity bills as a result of the woefully inadequate measures announced by the Premier today. “Having driven South Australia’s cheapest generator out of business and in the process driven up the price of electricity the Premier is […]

Labor’s police station cuts come into effect today

The State Liberals have condemned the Weatherill Labor Government’s downgrade to police stations across metropolitan Adelaide that come into effect today. Half of Adelaide’s metropolitan police stations have had their station opening hours downgraded to Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm – similar to a bank or post office hours. “Local residents and business operators have the […]

SA Liberals support calls for inquiry into electricity market

The State Liberals support calls to establish inquiries into South Australia’s spiralling electricity prices and the performance of the National Electricity Market. Local industry leaders have called for an independent inquiry into the electricity market and the State Liberals believe that a Federal Government inquiry into the failures of the National Electricity Market (NEM) is […]

Energy policy and programs budget cut

The State Liberals have labelled a decision to cut the budget for the State Government’s Energy Policy and Programs in the midst of South Australia’s electricity crisis as disgraceful. “It takes a special degree of incompetence to cut the unit that is established to ‘provide policy advice and coordination of energy market reforms, including national […]

Liberals move to address SA’s expensive

The State Liberals will introduce new legislation to protect South Australian consumers from further volatility in the electricity market which is driving up prices. The Liberals are drafting a Bill to amend the Development Act 1993 requiring all new wind farm development applications to include an independent electricity market impact assessment. Independent electricity market impact […]

SA’s shocking surge in electricity prices

The State Liberals are warning the massive increase in the spot price of electricity this financial year threatens to undermine the future economic viability of some energy intensive industries in South Australia. “South Australia’s average price of $351 per megawatt hour so far this financial year is stratospheric and is almost 400 per cent higher […]

Labor breaks police recruitment promise again

The Weatherill Labor Government has once again broken its promise to recruit 313 sworn  police officers. Last Thursday’s State Budget revealed that the Weatherill Labor Government promise to recruit additional officers has now been pushed back from 2018 to 2020. Labor’s original promise, made prior to the 2010 election, was for ‘300 more police on […]