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 […]

$150 million country health backlog to be addressed

A decade long $150 million country hospital capital works and maintenance backlog will be addressed under the State Liberals’ Investing in Country Health policy. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, has been advocating for the need to ensure there is adequate investment in health facilities in the electorate of Stuart. “Hospitals and health […]

Diesel Jay’s dirty little secret

News that Jay Weatherill’s promised 250 megawatt gas-fired electricity generator won’t be operational until 2020 highlights the economic damage of the Premier’s decision to shut down the Northern Power Station. “As a consequence of Jay Weatherill’s failure to deliver the new power station as promised South Australian taxpayers will be hit with a $110 million […]

No answers on diesel powered disaster

The State Liberals are demanding the Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis details exactly how much taxpayers will be handing over to pay for the 200 megawatts of temporary diesel generation he is hiring as insurance against blackouts in South Australia this coming summer. “The Weatherill Government’s decision to close the Northern Power Station has left South Australia […]

Prevention is the best cure for healthy regions

Ahead of the March 2018 Election, the State Liberals have launched a key health policy, ‘Better Prevention – A Healthy South Australia’ to strengthen and support community-wide health and prevention services. The policy identifies activities that will help reduce the burden of disease, improve health outcomes, and get better value for health expenditure, and will […]

$240 million of power pain bites deep

Steven Marshall MP State Liberal Leader Origin Energy’s announcement today that it is jacking up residential electricity prices by 16 per cent means that combined with AGL and EnergyAustralia’s price rises, South Australian households will be paying at least $240 million more for electricity next financial year.* “Had Jay Weatherill invested just $8 million a […]

Desperately needed light at the end of the tunnel

The State Liberals have welcomed the release of the Finkel Report which offers a solution to the chaos and crisis that have engulfed South Australia’s electricity system under the Weatherill Government. “With South Australians reeling from the news their electricity bills will skyrocket by another 18 per cent, Dr Finkel offers a desperately needed correction […]

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards now open

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is pleased to announce the 2017 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards are now open for applications. The awards reward young South Australians aged 25 years and under who volunteer with up to $3000 towards their education. Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards are awarded in recognition of young volunteers who […]