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 […]