Operation Flinders | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:18 :54 ): I rise today to speak about an absolutely outstanding program that operates in my electorate of Stuart, Operation Flinders, and to share with the house very concerning media reports this morning that the government is considering cutting its funding support to Operation Flinders in […]

Bangor Bushfire | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:41 :17 ): I rise today to advise the house of some of the issues about the Bangor fire, which happened in my electorate in January this year, shortly before the last election. I acknowledge that it was not the only bushfire taking place at the time: […]

Domestic Violence prevention | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:05 :49 ): I move: That this house— (a) recognises Domestic Violence Prevention Month; (b) condemns all forms of domestic and family violence; and (c) calls on the government to more proactively address the prevention of domestic violence throughout South Australia. This is a very important topic […]

Address in Reply | SPEECH

Adjourned debate on motion for adoption (resumed on motion). Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 16:12 :12 ): Thank you very much, Deputy Speaker. I appreciate the opportunity to give my Address in Reply, and I am pleased to see you in the Deputy Speaker’s chair. I can tell that you are enjoying […]

Water Catchment Areas | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:15 :01 ): I rise today to talk about very important publicly owned—so, taxpayer owned—assets under the control of SA Water: I am talking specifically of the water catchments in regional areas all around the state. They are very important, and in many cases are used for […]

Maiden Speech

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart) (17:33): Madam Speaker, thank you for my first opportunity to speak here on behalf of the people of Stuart. Especially during International Volunteers Week, volunteering, a remarkable feature of Australian society, is no more evident than in the country areas of our state. Madam Speaker, I would like to start […]