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 […]

Controlling the use of drug diversion programs

The State Liberals will today introduce amendments to the Controlled Substance Act that will limit the number of times an offender can participate in a drug diversion program after being apprehended with illicit substances. These amendments will ensure that an offender can only enter a drug diversion program twice, and that if apprehended a third […]

Electricity prices surge today

South Australian households are being hit with an average $85 increase in their annual electricity bills from today. “The ability of South Australian households to heat their homes in winter and cool them in summer has been further reduced by today’s 4.4 per cent increase in the price of electricity,” said Shadow Minister for Energy […]