Energy generation/Alinta/Hazelwood | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 28 March 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:33:37): My question is to the Premier. Did the government undertake any modelling to determine whether 250 megawatts of reserve generation could be contracted from existing providers at a lower price and sooner than the government’s proposed $360 million gas generator? […]

Electricity Market | MOTION

Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (10:51:17): I move: That this house expresses its concern at the state of the South Australian electricity market and, in particular, notes— (a) the state government’s energy policy over the last 15 years has delivered South Australian consumers the worst outcomes in the nation; (b) the first ever […]

Electricity Generation/Supply | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 2 March 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:04:22): My question is to the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy. Does the minister stand by his statement on radio this morning that, when the government takes back South Australia’s electricity generation assets, load shedding ‘won’t ever happen again’? The Hon. […]

Electricity Generation/Prices | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 1 March 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:13:35): My question is to the Premier. Can the Premier inform the parliament and, more importantly, can he inform the people of South Australia, precisely when he will detail his plan for resolving the state’s energy crisis? The Hon. J.W. WEATHERILL ( […]

Electricity in South Australia | QUESTION TIME

Excerpt from Question Time transcript 14 February 2017 Mr MARSHALL ( Dunstan—Leader of the Opposition) (14:12:11): My question is to the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy. What contingencies are in place to protect South Australian power consumers from the imminent closure of the Hazelwood power station, and the subsequent loss of supply through the […]

Emergency Services Motion | SPEECH

Dr McFETRIDGE ( Morphett ) ( 11:29 :06 ): I move: That this house— (a) condemns the state government for increasing cost of living pressures on South Australian families and businesses; and (b) supports significant reductions in the impact that emergency services levy charges have on South Australian families and businesses, whilst at the same […]

Power Infrastructure | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:16 :48 ): Mr Speaker, you know as well as every other member of parliament and every South Australian know what a dreadful situation we have across our state in regard to electricity. South Australians are suffering with the most expensive and least reliable electricity in the […]