Labor tax increase hits household budgets

The Weatherill Labor Government’s decision to unnecessarily jack up the solid waste levy and slug South Australians another $64m in tax will hurt households.  “South Australians have already suffered increases to electricity prices and increases to the ESL,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.  “Now, South Australians are going to be filling the Weatherill Labor […]

ESCOSA electricity inquiry

South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis’ announcement that he is referring the surge in electricity prices in South Australia to ESCOSA is a desperate attempt to deflect responsibility for the Weatherill Government’s failed energy policies. “We already know why electricity prices are surging in South Australia – the Weatherill Government’s foolish head long rush to wind […]

Smart State PC Donation Program – Round 40

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is pleased to announce the Smart State PC Donation Program – Round 40 opens Monday, 27 June 2016.   The program gives not-for-profit community organisations access to personal computer equipment from surplus government stocks.   The South Australian Government aims to reduce its ecological footprint as part of […]

3,000 offenders racked, stacked and packed

South Australia’s prison population has swollen to over 3,000 for the first time in the State’s history and the home detention system has been gamed by prisoners according to evidence given the Budget and Finance Committee by the Department of Correctional Services.  The latest prisoner population of more than 3000 is being squashed into an […]

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards now open

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is pleased to announce the 2016 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards open for applications on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The awards reward young South Australians aged 25 years and under who volunteer with up to $3000 towards their education. Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards are awarded in recognition of […]

SA loses share of expenditure by mining companies

Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure in South Australia decreased by $18.2 million in the March quarter according to statistics released by the ABS. South Australia’s share of the national expenditure fell from 9.1 per cent in 2014-15 to 5.6 per cent in 2015-16. This drop in mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure equates to a reduction […]

Make your voice heard on Country Health

A Parliamentary Inquiry that will help determine the future delivery of health services in regional South Australia is now open for submissions from all members of the public. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is strongly encouraging individuals and organisations to make a submission. “In my capacity as a country and outback MP […]

Minister for Energy doesn’t understand energy market

In an embarrassing blunder today in Parliament Minister Koutsantonis Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy answered a question about electricity prices that have been paid by South Australian households by referring to contract prices paid by businesses in South Australia. And to make matters worse, he described actual future electricity contract prices simply as predictions, […]

Energy Regulator exposes electricity price shock

The State Liberals have released the latest data from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) showing South Australian base load electricity prices will be the most expensive in the National Electricity Market (NEM) during the next three years. “Electricity prices in South Australia are set to escalate sharply during the next three years whilst reducing in […]

Sports Voucher success in Stuart

More than 1,300 children in the electorate of Stuart have received a $50 voucher to participate in sport. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is pleased with the success of the Sports Vouchers program. “In 2015 the electorate of Stuart redeemed 1,319 vouchers totalling $64,930 across 61 locations,” he said. “I strongly encourage […]