Master Butchers on the chopping block

MBL Food Services, a division of Master Butchers Co-operative, is the latest South Australian business to be gutted by surging electricity prices. “The latest edition of MBL News reports the MBL has been hit with a $750,000 increase in its electricity bills this year,” said Shadow Minister for Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan. “The latest […]

Ratepayers latest victims of electricity bill shock

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader Ratepayers will be the latest group of South Australians to feel the sting of the Weatherill Government’s disastrous energy policies after the Local Government Association warned councils will pay 30-50 per cent more for electricity in 2017. Like any business of scale, local government isn’t immune to electricity price […]

Answer is blowing in the wind

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) confirmation that the loss of power from wind farms was instrumental in South Australia’s state-wide blackout on the 28th of September last year has exposed Jay Weatherill’s claims it was wholly the result of the storm. “AEMO’s report makes clear that had nine […]

Future power just got more expensive

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader The State Liberals have released Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) base future contracts data showing that Jay Weatherill’s patch-up job on South Australia’s fragile electricity network is pushing the price of electricity up even further. In the two weeks since Jay Weatherill released his $550 million taxpayer funded plan to […]

2017 South Australian Volunteer Awards

The Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is pleased to advise nominations for the 2017 South Australian Volunteer Awards are now open. Mr van Holst Pellekaan would like to encourage people to nominate community members, groups and businesses who they believe play an integral role in their local community as volunteers.   Award […]

South Australians powerless in the face of price rises

The Weatherill Government’s disastrous electricity policies have delivered the highest rate of electricity disconnections, the most customers on hardship programs and the highest average electricity debt in the nation. “This trifecta of power pain is the direct result of South Australia having the highest electricity bills and the highest unemployment in the country,” said Shadow […]

Weatherill needs to come clean on Alinta offer

The State Liberals are demanding Jay Weatherill release details of the offer Alinta put to him to keep the Northern Power Station operating. “South Australians have the right to know what it would have cost to keep the Northern Power Station operating,” said Shadow Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan. When questioned […]