Weatherill turns his back on Port Augusta

On the day the Port Augusta power station closes the State Liberals have slammed the Weatherill Government’s callous disregard for the workers and the wider community. “It is disgraceful that the Weatherill Government has failed to deliver an economic rescue package for the local community to counter the impact of losing 500 employees and contractors […]

Liberals welcome Oz Minerals announcement

The State Liberals have welcomed today’s announcement from Oz Minerals that it will begin work on its $975 million Carrapateena mine in the State’s far north almost immediately and construct a $150 million processing plant at Whyalla. The Whyalla processing plant would create 100 jobs in construction and 100 permanent jobs. Oz Minerals will also […]

Hauling the Upper Spencer Gulf out of trouble

Today is the final day of coal haulage from Leigh Creek to Port Augusta’s power stations yet the communities of the Upper Spencer Gulf are still waiting for the Weatherill Government to develop a comprehensive jobs plan for the region.   “The closure of Alinta’s operations will have a devastating impact on local communities yet […]

Future shock on electricity prices

The State Liberals have released data from the Australian Energy Regulator showing surging electricity prices in South Australia in the next two years.  “All South Australians will be being paying the price of the Weatherill Government’s failed energy policies with the most expensive power in the National Electricity Market (NEM),” said Shadow Minister for Mineral […]

Prisoners right to vote

The State Liberals will introduce legislation to remove the right of people sentenced for three or more years in prison to vote in South Australian elections until they have completed their sentence. “When a person commits a crime so serious that he or she is sentenced for three or more years, then one of the […]

Weatherill Labor Government votes down police inquiry

The Weatherill Labor Government has today voted down a State Liberal motion to establish a Parliamentary Committee to inquire into how the Government’s highly contentious plans to slash the police budget are leading to the civilianization of positions previously undertaken by sworn officers. “The fact that the Weatherill Labor Government voted to not have an […]

Injustice on World Water Day

Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan will use the United Nation’s World Water Day to highlight the injustice of some South Australian households paying five times the going rate for water they can’t even drink. In an address to Parliament today Mr van Holst Pellekaan will challenge the Weatherill Government to deliver drinkable water […]

Labor continue to run prisons over approved capacity

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released yesterday show South Australia’s prison capacity crisis continues unabated. “Right now our prison system is bursting at the seams with 2,830 prisoners being held on average in a prison system with an official capacity of 2715,” said Shadow Minister for Correctional Services Dan van Holst Pellekaan. “The ABS […]

Nominate a deserving educator

If you know a teacher, leader or support staff who goes above and beyond nominate them for the 2016 Excellence in Public Education Awards. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, has seen first-hand how educators in the electorate work hard to teach and inspire their students to be the best they can be. […]

Labor plans to cut police stations

The State Liberals will move to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Weatherill Government’s plans to cut the number of sworn police officers, close police stations and slash operating hours at others. “An integrated network of properly staffed police stations is an essential element in protecting the public and building community spirit,” said Shadow Police […]