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 […]

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 […]