Mining jobs in freefall for last 20 months

The State Liberals have labelled the Weatherill Government economically illiterate for predicting a surge in jobs in the mining industry in the middle of a collapse in commodity prices. In the 12 months leading up to the Weatherill Government’s November 2014 prediction of an extra 5,000 jobs in the resources sector in South Australia commodity […]

State Labor drops out on mobile phone blackspots

Due to the Weatherill Labor Government’s refusal to contribute any funding towards mobile blackspots, South Australia will receive just 11 out of 499 new mobile phone base stations to be constructed across the nation. “Once again the Weatherill Government has turned its back on the interests of regional South Australians,” said Member for Stuart, Dan […]

Weatherill Government spends $550,000 on botched Emergency Services reforms

Evidence to the State Parliament’s Economic and Finance Committee today has revealed the Weatherill Labor Government’s failed Emergency Services amalgamations have cost taxpayers $550,000, with greater losses to come. “Emergency Services Minister Tony Piccolo has lost the confidence of emergency service volunteers, failed to implement reform and wasted a significant amount of taxpayer’s money, said […]

Jobs and small business package great news for SA

Shadow Minister for Small Business Dan van Holst Pellekaan has praised the Commonwealth Government for their $5.5 billion jobs and small business package announced in their 2015 Budget. Mr van Holst Pellekaan has called on State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis to continue what the Commonwealth Government has started by focusing on small businesses in next month’s […]

Labor must support mining industry with infrastructure

The Weatherill Labor Government must ensure it provides support to the entire mining industry, including providing the productive infrastructure that the industry requires. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis has today outlined plans to develop a comprehensive long-term South Australian Copper Strategy.”While the State Liberals are supportive of today’s summit, it cannot be at […]

Pastoral Board retained in legislative win

Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan has welcomed the decision by the Weatherill Government to agree, after many months, to the Liberal Party’s amendment in Parliament to retain the state’s Pastoral Board. “The Liberal Party stood firm by refusing to allow the passage of the Statutes Amendment (Boards and Committees) Bill abolishing the Pastoral […]

Brock votes against CFS cancer compensation motion

Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock has today voted against a Parliamentary motion calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to ensure CFS firefighters received equal access to cancer compensation. Liberal Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan today moved that Parliament: a) recognises Firefighters’ Cancer Awareness Day; and b) calls on the Government to guarantee that […]

Rex Minerals’ approval

The State Liberals cautiously welcome the announcement that Rex Minerals Limited has accepted the State Government’s 99 conditions attached to the development of the Hillside Copper Project near Ardrossan. “Rex Minerals’ acceptance and, more importantly, fulfilment of these conditions is fundamental to environmental and community protection,” said Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Dan […]