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 […]

Interstate Migration | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:03 :32 ): I rise to also support the member for Chaffey in this motion and acknowledge the tremendous contributions of the member for Davenport, the member for Schubert and others who will follow. The government can say all it wants that it is addressing these issues […]

Leigh Creek | QUESTION TIME

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:10 ): My question is for the Minister for Health. Given that it’s three months today since Alinta announced its planned closure of the Leigh Creek coalmine and it’s very likely that that coalmine will be closed within another three months, will the minister advise the house […]