International Nurses Day | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:35 :09 ): I rise to wholeheartedly support the motion by the member for Fisher, as I know my colleagues will as well. I also believe that it is very important to have as many people as possible from as many different working backgrounds in our parliament. […]

Supply Bill 2017 | SPEECH

Second Reading Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 13 April 2017.) Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:04 :46 ): In regard to the installation of the cameras, I wholeheartedly support that. We in this parliament should be absolutely transparent, and as soon as possible, so I welcome the fact that that […]

Loss of Power Grants | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:14 :05 ): As all members here know, on 28 September 2016 last year our state endured an unprecedented statewide blackout. Business SA has made it very clear that the cost to businesses was in excess of half a billion dollars from that event, but I want to […]

Recreational Fishing | MOTION

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 11:46 :55 ): On behalf of the member for Chaffey, I move: That this house – (a) notes the economic and social benefits of recreational f ishing to South Australia; (b) condemns the state government for not undertaking a regional economic impact a ssessment s tatement prior […]

Electricity Policy | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:20 :49 ): Very unfortunately, we have just seen yet another victim of the state government’s failed energy policy. The Local Government Association of South Australia has announced that it expects its member councils to pay increases of between 30 and 50 per cent in their electricity prices […]

Fishing Regulations | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:34 :03 ): Let me support the member for Elder in saying no to domestic violence. Any effort whatsoever that can go towards doing that is incredibly important. The subject of my grievance speech today is the soon to be imposed new fishing regulations for coastal waters […]

Energy/Alinta | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 29 March 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:04:57): My question is to the Premier. Will the Premier tell the people of South Australia why, on 17 March this year, he claimed that Alinta had not made an offer to keep the Northern power station open given today’s revelation […]