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Dan the man as Libs choose deputy

Newly-elected Liberal deputy leader Dan van Holst Pellekaan says he’s a “team player” – and expects to remain in his role – after defeating rival David Speirs in a party-room ballot yesterday.

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SA's new Deputy Premier quietly appointed

Energy Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan has been handed the role of Deputy Premier on an interim basis – quietly appointed to the role he is expected to seek his colleagues’ endorsement for at a party-room ballot tomorrow.

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Taxpayers could be exposed as interconnector finances savaged

The $2.4 billion SA-NSW interconnector spruiked by the Marshall Government as a way to slash household energy bills has hit a major snag, with a Commonwealth adjudicator declaring a bid to start charging customers before the project is built would “cost consumers money and expose them to greater risks” – and warning broader cost savings are unlikely to kick in for a decade.