SA Environment Awards

If you know someone who has made a difference to the environment, then you can help recognise and celebrate their achievements by nominating them for an environment award. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is encouraging people to consider nominating an individual or group for one of the three awards that are now open […]

Governor’s Multicultural Awards

The Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is pleased to advise the Governor’s Multicultural Awards 2017 are now open. The awards celebrate South Australian organisations and individuals who promote multiculturalism and increase understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity. The awards are presented by His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of […]

Smart State PC Donation Program

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is pleased to announce the Smart State PC Donation Program – Round 44 is now open. The program gives not-for-profit community organisations access to personal computer equipment from surplus government stocks. The South Australian Government aims to reduce its ecological footprint as part of its commitment to sustainability […]

Take time to “Exercise Your Mood”

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians every year yet less than half of people experiencing symptoms of mental illness seek professional help. The Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, knows the electorate of Stuart is not immune which is why he is supporting the Black Dog Institute’s “Exercise Your Mood” campaign, which […]

Finally a bright idea

The State Liberals have described yesterday’s announcement that a solar thermal power station will be built near Port Augusta as a ray of sunshine in the Weatherill Government’s chaotic energy plan. “I have long advocated for a solar thermal power station to be built near Port Augusta and welcome the State Government’s announcement that it […]

Apply now for Junior Parliament

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging 12-15 year olds to apply for YMCA SA Junior Parliament. Junior Parliament will run in the October school holidays and gives young people the opportunity to learn about parliament, meet new friends and develop their leadership skills. This apolitical program will give participants the chance […]

Energy security target questioned

The State Liberals have released submissions made to the Weatherill Government from Nystar, AGL, Momentum Energy and Alinta pouring cold water on Labor’s claim its Energy Security Target (EST) will drive down the price of wholesale electricity. Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis: ‘The EST is set to commence on 1 July this year at the target level […]

Dirty diesel generators on hire purchase

The State Liberals have seized on the revelation that the Weatherill Government’s diesel generators will produce 25 per cent less electricity in hot weather to demand the government reveals the total cost to taxpayers of the diesel generators. “The Weatherill Government tried to pull the wool over the eyes of South Australian taxpayers regarding the […]

Lights go out on Weatherill’s generator

The Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis told State Parliament last night that the proposed State Government gas-fired generator may never deliver electricity into the South Australian grid. “Jay Weatherill is proposing South Australian taxpayers fund another white elephant – a $360 million electricity generator that doesn’t generate any electricity,” said Shadow Minister for Energy Dan van Holst […]