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 […]

Youth Parliament Program now open

Young South Australians have the unique opportunity to create change by having their voices heard at the highest level of State Government with applications now open for the 2016 Youth Parliament Program. The YMCA SA Youth Parliament is a personal development program for 15-24 year olds which provides an opportunity for young people to gain […]

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 […]

A new strategy for South Australia’s prisons?

Today’s official opening of the Health Centre and High Dependency Unit at Yatala Labour Prison is a suitable time for Minister Malinauskas to outline the new direction and goals for SA’s prison system. The State Liberals welcome Minister Malinauskas comments that the Labor Government’s ten years of “rack‘em, stack‘em, pack‘em” strategy in our prisons is […]

Fewer police officers and more prisoners

The Report on Government Services released today has revealed that there were 45 fewer sworn police officers in 2014-15 compared to 2013-14. Operational and non-operational sworn police officers 2013-14 – 4,496 2014-15 – 4,451 The figures reaffirm that the Weatherill Government will not come anywhere near meeting its ‘Recruit 300’ police election promise – which […]

Mining investment in freefall

SA’s mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure is declining at a faster than any other State or Territory in the nation according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data released yesterday. In the September quarter mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure decreased by an alarming 36.9 per cent to just $52 million. “What is most concerning with these […]