Electricity price shock unprecedented

The latest Australian Energy Regulator (AER) report into the national electricity market paints a very grim picture of future electricity prices for South Australian households and employers. The AER notes: In the nine months to 31 March 2017 South Australia’s weekly prices averaged $128 per megawatt per hour, which was an unprecedented level for the […]

South Australian Women’s Honour Roll

The Member for Stuart, Mr Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is pleased to advise nominations are now open for the 2017 South Australian Women’s Honour Roll. The Honour Roll acknowledges South Australian women for their outstanding contribution and achievements in leading the community towards greater respect and inclusivity. “There are many, many women in the […]

ACCC allows electricity joint purchasing group

The State Liberals today welcomed the ACCC’s decision to allow SACOME and 27 other SA businesses to establish a joint electricity purchasing group.  “We welcomed the ACCC’s draft determination in April, and it’s pleasing to see the official authorisation from the ACCC which will hopefully assist in driving down electricity costs for these important South […]

Weatherill’s power failure

The closure of the Northern Power Station a year ago has come at a very heavy price for South Australian electricity consumers. “In the year since Jay Weatherill sacrificed the Northern Power Station for want of just $25 million the price of electricity in South Australia has sky rocketed and reliability plummeted,” said Shadow Minister […]

Liberals to trap wild dogs

Hon David Ridgway MLC State Liberal Leader in the Legislative Council Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Development and Tourism   The State Liberals have committed to funding two wild dog trappers to protect South Australia’s livestock industry and native animals if elected in March 2018. Wild dog numbers have exploded in recent times and […]

Going grassroots: a conversation about NRM

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging people in Stuart to get behind the Liberal Party’s statewide consultation on the future of natural resource management in South Australia. “Our online survey, launched today, aims to gauge community satisfaction with the state’s eight Natural Resource Management Boards with topics including regional boundaries, board […]

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 […]