SA Police Motion | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:04 :08 ): By leave, I move: To amend the motion standing in my name to insert the words ‘in the opinion of this h ouse’ after the word ‘ T hat’ first appearing, and add the following parts 2 and 3 after ‘(i) any other related […]

World Water Day | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:18 :35 ): It gives me great pleasure to rise on United Nations World Water Day, 22 March, to highlight some issues that are very relevant at the moment in South Australia. World Water Day is a tremendous initiative trying to highlight the fact that water is […]

Mining Industry | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart) (17:01:37): I rise today to talk about a topic that weighs very heavily on the hearts of everybody in the Upper Spencer Gulf. I speak as both shadow minister for mineral resources and energy and also as the member for Stuart, being primarily Port Augusta-based. This issue is the challenges facing […]

Women in Policing | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:35 :40 ): It is a pleasure for me, on behalf of the opposition—and I know that other speakers will do the same—to support the member’s motion:  That this house recognises the 100th anniversary of w omen serving as police officer s in the South Australian police […]

White Ribbon Day Motion | SPEECH

That this house— (a) recognises that 25 November 2015 is White Ribbon Day; (b) recognises the great work of White Ribbon Australia in raising the profile of the issue of domestic violence; (c) notes that men play an important role in helping combat domestic violence; and (d) encourages businesses, sporting groups and other community organisations […]

Firearms Bill | SPEECH

Second Reading Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 28 October 2015.) Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:13 :00 ): It is my pleasure to rise to comment on behalf of the people of Stuart on the Firearms Bill. At the outset, I say that I strongly support people or organisations who […]