Tom Koutsantonis

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Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's clearly a broken promise," "It should have been done by now, and the reason it hasn't been done now is they're not going to do it" External link

abc-au Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "A landowner will want to find another property," "They will want to go the bank and borrow against what they've got, but they can't unless they've accepted the Government's offer" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is the Government using its power against citizens in a way that is unfair," "It's a very blunt instrument" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is not how we compulsorily acquire in South Australia," External link

abc-au Friday, March 27, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

9news Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's a vindication that when South Australians work together, we can come up with breakthrough solutions," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's a vindication that when South Australians work together, we can come up with breakthrough solutions," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's a vindication that when South Australians work together, we can come up with breakthrough solutions," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis asked ( about Stephan Knoll ) : "Why did Sasha Grebe feel so comfortable to send that email to Mr Knoll?" External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's one thing to be sloppy, it's another thing to jeopardise the life and safety of motorists and truck drivers," "If the equipment that they're using to carry these heavy loads breaks, you've basically got a missile and that's very dangerous" External link

abc-au Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's one thing to be sloppy, it's another thing to jeopardise the life and safety of motorists and truck drivers," "If the equipment that they're using to carry these heavy loads breaks, you've basically got a missile and that's very dangerous" External link

abc-au Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's one thing to be sloppy, it's another thing to jeopardise the life and safety of motorists and truck drivers," External link

abc-au Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The idea that the Minister just did nothing raises more concerns and more questions," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The idea that the Minister just did nothing raises more concerns and more questions," "Keolis Downer should not have sent these emails" External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:23:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis asked ( about John Hanlon ) : "While we're here in estimates, my office has received three phone calls from people purporting to be from Renewal SA to tell my office that Mr Hanlon was on full pay while on leave. Is that true?" External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis asked ( about John Hanlon ) : "While we're here in estimates, my office has received three phone calls from people purporting to be from Renewal SA to tell my office that Mr Hanlon was on full pay while on leave. Is that true?" External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This Treasurer and this Premier have not learnt the lessons of the privatisation of ETSA and other privatisations," External link

abc-au Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "That's the question that Premier [Steven] Marshall hasn't answered, will Pelican Point [Power Station] stay open?" External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The coal-dependent states are sticking together and the states that want to move forward with a real solution are sticking together," External link

radioaustralia Friday, November 24, 2017 7:35:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This company shows me and gives me no confidence that it's here to operate, that it's here to be headquartered in South Australia, that it's here to grow," "They look like a company that's coming in to try and raid a company that has a relatively low share price in comparison to its assets" External link

abc-au Friday, November 17, 2017 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "They want to privatise the generators, Mr Speaker. You can see the panic in their eyes," "You can see the panic. The costings, Mr Speaker, the costings they're worried about because they have a secret plan to privatise generators before we've even bought them" External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "If they just put that money aside, [it] could pay the South Australian major bank levy for over 250 years," "So let's end this lie that somehow our tax is going to affect the investability of South Australia, the profitability of the banks" External link

abc-au Thursday, November 2, 2017 3:21:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about House ) : “We expect the budget when it goes back to the Upper House to be passed in whole or it’s all defeated,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “If the banks have stopped creating jobs, they should be putting a small fraction of their super profits towards other businesses that do create jobs,” “This is the entire basis for the State Government’s bank levy — to tax five large businesses so we can support thousands of South Australian businesses and workers” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about House ) : “We expect the budget when it goes back to the Upper House to be passed in whole or it’s all defeated,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “If the banks have stopped creating jobs, they should be putting a small fraction of their super profits towards other businesses that do create jobs,” “This is the entire basis for the State Government’s bank levy — to tax five large businesses so we can support thousands of South Australian businesses and workers” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : “Forever now if this Budget Bill is blocked it changes the way we operate in South Australia and brings that Canberra chaos here to South Australia,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "These batteries are a glimpse into the future. More and more businesses will be using these types of systems to flatten out their demand and lower power bills," External link

news_com_au Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Commission ) : "They find that horizontal fiscal equalisation, or the way we distribute the GST is the fairest of all the OECD countries and their recommendation is to make it less fair," "If the Prime Minister accepts the Productivity Commission's recommendations there'll be a backlash across the country and if he thinks he's in trouble now, he's in even more trouble after he makes those changes" External link

abc-au Monday, October 9, 2017 11:43:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is an overwhelming response from businesses looking to invest almost $10 billion in SA. It shows how much potential for growth exists in our economy," External link

news_com_au Tuesday, October 3, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is an overwhelming response from businesses looking to invest almost $10 billion in SA. It shows how much potential for growth exists in our economy," External link

news_com_au Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Malcolm Turnbull ) : "Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should apologise on behalf of the federal government for using the statewide blackout as an excuse to ridicule South Australia," "Debate in federal parliament consisted of members of the government making jokes about SA at a time when many households and businesses were without power" External link

news_com_au Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:53:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Port Augusta ) : "Construction of the Tesla grid-scale battery is well underway, a new solar thermal plant announced for Port Augusta and our state owned back-up power plant is on track to be in place by December 1," External link

news_com_au Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The management and staff have a real sense of excitement about our battery installation," "South Australia is really at the cutting edge as we implement our energy plan to secure a cleaner, more affordable and more secure energy network" External link

abc-au Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Sanjeev Gupta ) : "It was fascinating to see the vertical integration of Sanjeev Gupta's businesses in the UK," "From Formula One and A380 components to sheet steel rolling and biomass plant manufacturing, GFG and Simec have come a long way in the past 24 months" External link

abc-au Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “As we speak we are generating electricity (from wind and solar) that we are not using,” External link

news_com_au Friday, September 8, 2017 7:37:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “This is a man whose story is being made up on the run,” External link

news_com_au Monday, August 28, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “Mr Bell is now on bail and needs to seek the local magistrate’s approval to travel and will be spending the next seven months of his career (until the election) defending these charges,” “In the South East of this state, we have an MP who can’t do his job” External link

news_com_au Sunday, August 27, 2017 6:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Mount Gambier ) : “Wouldn’t the right thing to have been to have gone down to Mount Gambier and explain to the people of Mount Gambier why his hand-picked candidate should remain in Parliament rather than going on leave?” “Don’t they deserve to see him before anyone else? We haven’t seen Mr Marshall for nearly a week now because he’s away on holidays rather than dealing with a crisis engulfing his party” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “I have a lot of sympathy for Nick because I think he wasn’t expecting to be a British citizen,” External link

news_com_au Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:46:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “I have a lot of sympathy for Nick because I think he wasn’t expecting to be a British citizen,” External link

news_com_au Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:36:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “The Aurora project brings the most advanced power generation technology to South Australia, supporting its energy security and carbon reduction objectives,” External link

zawya-palestine Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “The State Government is confident in Solar Reserve’s learnings from that project and the measures put in place to prevent it happening again,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : "Land Services SA submitted a binding bid that compares favourably with other land registry transactions, including the recent commercialisation in New South Wales," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : "This deal involves debt funding from three of the five major banks which are subject to the South Australian Major Bank Levy," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “Yes. We expect our Budget to pass, like every other year” “Every government in the state’s history has had its Budget measures passed. I’m not playing chicken with anything, it’s the Opposition,” External link

news_com_au Friday, August 4, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "An investment takes up to five or six years. Now in terms of being in government for 10 years, the gravity survey that they do to identify the targets, identify where they want to drill, became mature about five years ago," External link

abc-au Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:24:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "That restraint got us through the peak demand. We were able to maintain supply, no-one was load shed last night," External link

9news Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : "This government is getting on with the work of making sure South Australia is a place where business can invest and grow," External link

news_com_au Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:45:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : "This government is getting on with the work of making sure South Australia is a place where business can invest and grow," External link

9news Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “This government has done everything we possibly can to facilitate the expansion and development of our mineral resources and energy” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Under the current rules of the national electricity market and ACCC, large industrial customers aren't allowed to pull together," "I think this is a sign that the national electricity market has further broken, not serving the people of South Australia" External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:50:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Why is it cheaper to generator electricity thousands, hundreds of kilometres away and transport it hundreds of kilometres rather than turn on generation that is right here in South Australia," "The entire mechanism of the way we dispatch is broken" External link

abc-au Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “It’s a litany of errors, from demand management to sending notice that they were going to load shed. To make it worse, they load shed more than they needed to,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:07:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Mr Marshall ) : "All it would do is help the coal cartel, and it kills solar thermal in Port Augusta or any part of this state, forever," "The dream of renewable energy that is dispatchable, that has storage and can be baseload, has just been pierced through the heart by Mr Marshall" External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:08:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis acknowledged : "Do we really want to put this future in the hands of people like [Prime Minister Malcolm] Turnbull and [Energy Minister Josh] Frydenberg, people who carry lumps of coal around in the Federal Parliament?" External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:08:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Mr Marshall ) : "All it would do is help the coal cartel, and it kills solar thermal in Port Augusta or any part of this state, forever," "The dream of renewable energy that is dispatchable, that has storage and can be baseload, has just been pierced through the heart by Mr Marshall" External link

abc-au Monday, February 13, 2017 4:38:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis acknowledged : "Do we really want to put this future in the hands of people like [Prime Minister Malcolm] Turnbull and [Energy Minister Josh] Frydenberg, people who carry lumps of coal around in the Federal Parliament?" External link

abc-au Monday, February 13, 2017 4:38:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Mr Marshall ) : "All it would do is help the coal cartel, and it kills solar thermal in Port Augusta or any part of this state, forever," "The dream of renewable energy that is dispatchable, that has storage and can be baseload, has just been pierced through the heart by Mr Marshall" External link

abc-au Monday, February 13, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis acknowledged : "Do we really want to put this future in the hands of people like [Prime Minister Malcolm] Turnbull and [Energy Minister Josh] Frydenberg, people who carry lumps of coal around in the Federal Parliament?" External link

abc-au Monday, February 13, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "We've been very careful with the state's money so we've got very, very large surpluses," "We'll be using that money now to intervene in the national electricity market here in South Australia" External link

abc-au Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "We've been very careful with the state's money so we've got very, very large surpluses," "We'll be using that money now to intervene in the national electricity market here in South Australia" External link

abc-au Friday, February 10, 2017 4:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "We've been very careful with the state's money so we've got very, very large surpluses," "We'll be using that money now to intervene in the national electricity market here in South Australia" External link

abc-au Friday, February 10, 2017 12:27:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “Every South Australian has a right to be angry. We had spare capacity in the SA generation market and the market didn’t turn that generation on” “The second unit at Pelican Point (power station) could’ve been turned on last night, it had gas, was ready to go and it wasn’t turned on. The national market isn’t working,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “We (the State Government) have been taking advice from the market operator and others but after last night we have to reassess. We will do what’s necessary to make sure SA has sufficient generation,” “It’s my understanding that AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) was made aware more generation was available and chose not to turn that generation on. Serious questions have to be asked about why we had generation available that wasn’t used” External link

news_com_au Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The managers of the common facility at Techport have advised the State Government that the reliability of power supply is not, and has not been an issue at Techport," External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The managers of the common facility at Techport have advised the State Government that the reliability of power supply is not, and has not been an issue at Techport," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Commission ) : “He has ignored the advice of his own Chief Scientist, the CSIRO and the Australian Energy Market Commission, who all agree that an EIS would reduce prices and improve grid security,” “And last week he perpetrated the myth of ‘clean coal’ of behalf of the coal industry, a form of generation that is farcical, expensive and unproven” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, February 7, 2017 1:15:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Importantly, these surpluses give us the ability to invest in further job creation measures as we face strong headwinds with the closure of Holden next year," "Our job accelerator grants announced in July have already helped create more than 4,000 jobs and job creation remains our first priority as we head towards next year's State Budget" External link

abc-au Friday, December 16, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Importantly, these surpluses give us the ability to invest in further job creation measures as we face strong headwinds with the closure of Holden next year," "Our job accelerator grants announced in July have already helped create more than 4,000 jobs and job creation remains our first priority as we head towards next year's State Budget" External link

abc-au Friday, December 16, 2016 7:09:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Importantly, these surpluses give us the ability to invest in further job creation measures as we face strong headwinds with the closure of Holden next year," "Our job accelerator grants announced in July have already helped create more than 4,000 jobs and job creation remains our first priority as we head towards next year's State Budget" External link

abc-au Friday, December 16, 2016 3:39:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "South Australia operates in a National Electricity Market and reform is required at a national level to bring the market into the 21st century and create a fairer system for all states," "But we can do things at a state level to relieve costs on businesses and families and this initiative is the latest in a suite of State Government measures designed to reduce energy costs for South Australian consumers" External link

abc-au Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There are system security issues that can be put in place like greater controls on gas-fired turbines," External link

abc-au Monday, December 12, 2016 6:20:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There are system security issues that can be put in place like greater controls on gas-fired turbines," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, December 12, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There are system security issues that can be put in place like greater controls on gas-fired turbines," External link

radioaustralia Monday, December 12, 2016 8:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There are system security issues that can be put in place like greater controls on gas-fired turbines," External link

abc-au Monday, December 12, 2016 6:55:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It is extremely disappointing that SAPN are continuing with attempts to charge South Australians more for electricity distribution after both the regulator and the Australian Competition Tribunal have rejected their claims," External link

abc-au Monday, November 28, 2016 12:58:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "That's an excellent example of a company staging its operations in a sensible way that can pay for itself," External link

9news Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Rob Lucas ) : "You know when Rob gets a new suit, which is about every 20 years, you know he’s running for the leadership," External link

9news Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There's a silent majority that want to talk about this a bit further," External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:57:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's normal that we rush to try to find someone to blame but I think there was a confluence of events here that led to an event that probably couldn't have been avoided," External link

radioaustralianews Friday, November 4, 2016 3:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's normal that we rush to try to find someone to blame but I think there was a confluence of events here that led to an event that probably couldn't have been avoided," External link

radioaustralia Friday, November 4, 2016 3:07:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's normal that we rush to try to find someone to blame but I think there was a confluence of events here that led to an event that probably couldn't have been avoided," External link

abc-au Friday, November 4, 2016 2:45:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There's a lot of negativity out and about in the community. That negativity is being led by opponents that want to talk down our economy, people that want to say South Australia's best years are behind it rather than ahead of it," "But I think what business is showing is that our best years are ahead of us, conditions here are good" External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 1, 2016 1:37:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This determination is a big victory for the people of South Australia," "Quite frankly South Australians have had enough of paying more to monopoly providers of our privatised assets, that we built, that we made profitable and that were sold out from underneath us. Enough is enough" External link

9news Friday, October 28, 2016 3:53:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is devastating news for families who, in many cases, have put everything on the line to build their dream home," External link

9news Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "I hope that Bob Day is able to find a way, in conjunction with the administrator, to repay the substantial debts he now owes South Australian contractors," "Our small contractors are critical to our economy so Mr Day needs to make good on these debts so we don't see further damage to the economy as a result of this liquidation" External link

9news Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “The reason there’s so much investment in South Australia for renewable energy is because we have the resource,” External link

couriermail Sunday, October 9, 2016 2:13:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Our $50 million is contingent on one thing and one thing only — the ongoing operation and viability of the Whyalla plant," "The Clean Energy Finance Corporation makes low-interest loans available for this very type of technology" External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Our $50 million is contingent on one thing and one thing only — the ongoing operation and viability of the Whyalla plant," "The Clean Energy Finance Corporation makes low-interest loans available for this very type of technology" External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:28:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "A lot of the steelworks around the world have cogeneration capacity, and most investors in steel plants know there is a great opportunity," "And if you've got a grid to plug into, especially on the Eyre Peninsula, it can actually be a source of profit rather than being a problem" External link

abc-au Sunday, October 2, 2016 8:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "A lot of the steelworks around the world have cogeneration capacity, and most investors in steel plants know there is a great opportunity," "And if you've got a grid to plug into, especially on the Eyre Peninsula, it can actually be a source of profit rather than being a problem" External link

abc-au Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “I strongly believe that the approval or otherwise of gas exploration and extraction projects should be left to independent experts, rather than to politicians,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, September 16, 2016 1:45:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "I strongly believe that the approval or otherwise of gas exploration and extraction projects should be left to independent experts, rather than to politicians," External link

reuters Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "I strongly believe that the approval or otherwise of gas exploration and extraction projects should be left to independent experts, rather than to politicians," External link

reuters Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:49:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Right now, things are looking grim because the dark is before the dawn," "But I do think that there are going to be solutions going forward that are going to appease a lot of people" External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "What we are seeing here are green shoots as businesses seek to invest in new equipment and South Australians take advantage of housing construction incentives," External link

9news Monday, July 25, 2016 2:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is another example of the failure of the so called national energy market," External link

9news Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:39:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Over the next four years we're projecting another $1.5 billion worth of budget surpluses," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's unacceptable to have one cohort of South Australians doing dramatically worse than everyone else based on either location or ethnicity and quite frankly it's not good enough," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "With more than one woman a week dying at the hands of a partner or former partner in Australia, we must make reducing violence against women a priority," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is not available to Coles and Woolworth and BHP," External link

9news Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "With more than one woman a week dying at the hands of a partner or former partner in Australia, we must make reducing violence against women a priority," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:18:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Over the next four years we're projecting another $1.5 billion worth of budget surpluses," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's unacceptable to have one cohort of South Australians doing dramatically worse than everyone else based on either location or ethnicity and quite frankly it's not good enough," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The betting industry is rapidly changing and our tax regime needs to change with it," "If betting companies are making profits from South Australian punters they should be paying tax in South Australia, not in whichever jurisdiction their head office and servers happen to be located" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "If betting companies are making profits from South Australian punters they should be paying tax in South Australia, not in whichever jurisdiction their head office and servers happen to be located," External link

9news Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "These electricity price increases from AGL, Origin, and Energy Australia add significantly to cost of living pressures on affected customers," "In light of the community concern over the price increases it is important that customers are presented with independent advice on whether or not the reasons given for them are justified" External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "These price increases from AGL, Origin Energy and Energy Australia add significantly to cost of living pressures on affected customers," "In light of the community concern over the price increases, it is important that customers are presented with independent advice on whether or not the reasons given for them are justified" External link

9news Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Although this is a very important investment to make because if you improve the ore grade of the iron ore then you improve the quality of the iron ore, you do get better steel production," External link

abc-au Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "I'm with AGL and my wife and I will be making the decision about whether we stay," External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:28:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This funding facility proposal provides flexibility to potential future buyers while at the same time ensuring that the money stays in Whyalla to support the continued operation of the plant" External link

mining-technology Monday, June 13, 2016 1:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Choosing winners in terms of what types of technological upgrades to back is not an option , because each potential future buyer has different requirements," External link

smh Thursday, June 9, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "As we did with Nyrstar, the Government worked together to design an innovative package that locked-in $563 million of investment and secured the future of Port Pirie," "I envisage we can do something similar to secure Whyalla's long-term future" External link

abc-au Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It doesn't look like it. It doesn't feel like it. It doesn't sound like it," "Racism is abhorrent and I know because it's been targetted at me and I can tell you that this is not a racist attack" External link

abc-au Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The important point is, if you did go down the broad-based land tax model you would have to have exemptions in place for people who have purchased a property recently," "We're just showing people if you wanted to go down this path and remove conveyance duties off the family home or off properties, this is the potential impact on the median price home. We're not saying we're going to do it, we're saying this is the modelling" External link

abc-au Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The important point is, if you did go down the broad-based land tax model you would have to have exemptions in place for people who have purchased a property recently," External link

abc-au Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:47:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
treasurer43.79%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
minister21.81%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
energy minister21.31%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
resources minister0.17%EN09/04/201704/09/2017
state energy minister1.34%EN08/16/201716/08/2017
resources and energy minister1.01%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
state treasurer2.01%EN06/23/201723/06/2017
australian energy minister3.86%EN04/03/201703/04/2017
small business minister0.17%EN10/18/201618/10/2016
planning minister0.67%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
acting planning minister0.67%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
minister for energy0.17%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
spokesman0.50%EN03/14/201414/03/2014
infrastructure minister0.50%EN02/19/201419/02/2014
transport minister1.51%EN02/18/201418/02/2014
transport and infrastructure minister0.50%EN02/18/201418/02/2014
Names Lang Count
Tom KoutsantonisEN94.44%
Tom KoutsantonisDE5.56%
Tom KoutsantonisPT0.00%


 
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Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's clearly a broken promise," "It should have been done by now, and the reason it hasn't been done now is they're not going to do it" External link

abc-au Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "A landowner will want to find another property," "They will want to go the bank and borrow against what they've got, but they can't unless they've accepted the Government's offer" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is the Government using its power against citizens in a way that is unfair," "It's a very blunt instrument" External link

abc-au Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is not how we compulsorily acquire in South Australia," External link

abc-au Friday, March 27, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

9news Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "This cannot simply be ignored. Steven Marshall must take this matter seriously," "That's why we need a thorough, independent investigation" External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's a vindication that when South Australians work together, we can come up with breakthrough solutions," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's a vindication that when South Australians work together, we can come up with breakthrough solutions," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's a vindication that when South Australians work together, we can come up with breakthrough solutions," External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis asked ( about Stephan Knoll ) : "Why did Sasha Grebe feel so comfortable to send that email to Mr Knoll?" External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's one thing to be sloppy, it's another thing to jeopardise the life and safety of motorists and truck drivers," "If the equipment that they're using to carry these heavy loads breaks, you've basically got a missile and that's very dangerous" External link

abc-au Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's one thing to be sloppy, it's another thing to jeopardise the life and safety of motorists and truck drivers," "If the equipment that they're using to carry these heavy loads breaks, you've basically got a missile and that's very dangerous" External link

abc-au Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's one thing to be sloppy, it's another thing to jeopardise the life and safety of motorists and truck drivers," External link

abc-au Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The idea that the Minister just did nothing raises more concerns and more questions," External link

abc-au Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The idea that the Minister just did nothing raises more concerns and more questions," "Keolis Downer should not have sent these emails" External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:23:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis asked ( about John Hanlon ) : "While we're here in estimates, my office has received three phone calls from people purporting to be from Renewal SA to tell my office that Mr Hanlon was on full pay while on leave. Is that true?" External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis asked ( about John Hanlon ) : "While we're here in estimates, my office has received three phone calls from people purporting to be from Renewal SA to tell my office that Mr Hanlon was on full pay while on leave. Is that true?" External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This Treasurer and this Premier have not learnt the lessons of the privatisation of ETSA and other privatisations," External link

abc-au Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Steve Marshall ) : "That's the question that Premier [Steven] Marshall hasn't answered, will Pelican Point [Power Station] stay open?" External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The coal-dependent states are sticking together and the states that want to move forward with a real solution are sticking together," External link

radioaustralia Friday, November 24, 2017 7:35:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This company shows me and gives me no confidence that it's here to operate, that it's here to be headquartered in South Australia, that it's here to grow," "They look like a company that's coming in to try and raid a company that has a relatively low share price in comparison to its assets" External link

abc-au Friday, November 17, 2017 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "They want to privatise the generators, Mr Speaker. You can see the panic in their eyes," "You can see the panic. The costings, Mr Speaker, the costings they're worried about because they have a secret plan to privatise generators before we've even bought them" External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:09:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "If they just put that money aside, [it] could pay the South Australian major bank levy for over 250 years," "So let's end this lie that somehow our tax is going to affect the investability of South Australia, the profitability of the banks" External link

abc-au Thursday, November 2, 2017 3:21:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about House ) : “We expect the budget when it goes back to the Upper House to be passed in whole or it’s all defeated,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “If the banks have stopped creating jobs, they should be putting a small fraction of their super profits towards other businesses that do create jobs,” “This is the entire basis for the State Government’s bank levy — to tax five large businesses so we can support thousands of South Australian businesses and workers” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about House ) : “We expect the budget when it goes back to the Upper House to be passed in whole or it’s all defeated,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “If the banks have stopped creating jobs, they should be putting a small fraction of their super profits towards other businesses that do create jobs,” “This is the entire basis for the State Government’s bank levy — to tax five large businesses so we can support thousands of South Australian businesses and workers” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : “Forever now if this Budget Bill is blocked it changes the way we operate in South Australia and brings that Canberra chaos here to South Australia,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "These batteries are a glimpse into the future. More and more businesses will be using these types of systems to flatten out their demand and lower power bills," External link

news_com_au Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Commission ) : "They find that horizontal fiscal equalisation, or the way we distribute the GST is the fairest of all the OECD countries and their recommendation is to make it less fair," "If the Prime Minister accepts the Productivity Commission's recommendations there'll be a backlash across the country and if he thinks he's in trouble now, he's in even more trouble after he makes those changes" External link

abc-au Monday, October 9, 2017 11:43:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is an overwhelming response from businesses looking to invest almost $10 billion in SA. It shows how much potential for growth exists in our economy," External link

news_com_au Tuesday, October 3, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is an overwhelming response from businesses looking to invest almost $10 billion in SA. It shows how much potential for growth exists in our economy," External link

news_com_au Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:35:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Malcolm Turnbull ) : "Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should apologise on behalf of the federal government for using the statewide blackout as an excuse to ridicule South Australia," "Debate in federal parliament consisted of members of the government making jokes about SA at a time when many households and businesses were without power" External link

news_com_au Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:53:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Port Augusta ) : "Construction of the Tesla grid-scale battery is well underway, a new solar thermal plant announced for Port Augusta and our state owned back-up power plant is on track to be in place by December 1," External link

news_com_au Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The management and staff have a real sense of excitement about our battery installation," "South Australia is really at the cutting edge as we implement our energy plan to secure a cleaner, more affordable and more secure energy network" External link

abc-au Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Sanjeev Gupta ) : "It was fascinating to see the vertical integration of Sanjeev Gupta's businesses in the UK," "From Formula One and A380 components to sheet steel rolling and biomass plant manufacturing, GFG and Simec have come a long way in the past 24 months" External link

abc-au Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “As we speak we are generating electricity (from wind and solar) that we are not using,” External link

news_com_au Friday, September 8, 2017 7:37:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “This is a man whose story is being made up on the run,” External link

news_com_au Monday, August 28, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “Mr Bell is now on bail and needs to seek the local magistrate’s approval to travel and will be spending the next seven months of his career (until the election) defending these charges,” “In the South East of this state, we have an MP who can’t do his job” External link

news_com_au Sunday, August 27, 2017 6:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Mount Gambier ) : “Wouldn’t the right thing to have been to have gone down to Mount Gambier and explain to the people of Mount Gambier why his hand-picked candidate should remain in Parliament rather than going on leave?” “Don’t they deserve to see him before anyone else? We haven’t seen Mr Marshall for nearly a week now because he’s away on holidays rather than dealing with a crisis engulfing his party” External link

news_com_au Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “I have a lot of sympathy for Nick because I think he wasn’t expecting to be a British citizen,” External link

news_com_au Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:46:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “I have a lot of sympathy for Nick because I think he wasn’t expecting to be a British citizen,” External link

news_com_au Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:36:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “The Aurora project brings the most advanced power generation technology to South Australia, supporting its energy security and carbon reduction objectives,” External link

zawya-palestine Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “The State Government is confident in Solar Reserve’s learnings from that project and the measures put in place to prevent it happening again,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : "Land Services SA submitted a binding bid that compares favourably with other land registry transactions, including the recent commercialisation in New South Wales," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : "This deal involves debt funding from three of the five major banks which are subject to the South Australian Major Bank Levy," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “Yes. We expect our Budget to pass, like every other year” “Every government in the state’s history has had its Budget measures passed. I’m not playing chicken with anything, it’s the Opposition,” External link

news_com_au Friday, August 4, 2017 4:50:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "An investment takes up to five or six years. Now in terms of being in government for 10 years, the gravity survey that they do to identify the targets, identify where they want to drill, became mature about five years ago," External link

abc-au Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:24:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "That restraint got us through the peak demand. We were able to maintain supply, no-one was load shed last night," External link

9news Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:31:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : "This government is getting on with the work of making sure South Australia is a place where business can invest and grow," External link

news_com_au Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:45:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis told : "This government is getting on with the work of making sure South Australia is a place where business can invest and grow," External link

9news Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “This government has done everything we possibly can to facilitate the expansion and development of our mineral resources and energy” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Under the current rules of the national electricity market and ACCC, large industrial customers aren't allowed to pull together," "I think this is a sign that the national electricity market has further broken, not serving the people of South Australia" External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:50:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Why is it cheaper to generator electricity thousands, hundreds of kilometres away and transport it hundreds of kilometres rather than turn on generation that is right here in South Australia," "The entire mechanism of the way we dispatch is broken" External link

abc-au Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “It’s a litany of errors, from demand management to sending notice that they were going to load shed. To make it worse, they load shed more than they needed to,” External link

news_com_au Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:07:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Mr Marshall ) : "All it would do is help the coal cartel, and it kills solar thermal in Port Augusta or any part of this state, forever," "The dream of renewable energy that is dispatchable, that has storage and can be baseload, has just been pierced through the heart by Mr Marshall" External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:08:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis acknowledged : "Do we really want to put this future in the hands of people like [Prime Minister Malcolm] Turnbull and [Energy Minister Josh] Frydenberg, people who carry lumps of coal around in the Federal Parliament?" External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:08:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Mr Marshall ) : "All it would do is help the coal cartel, and it kills solar thermal in Port Augusta or any part of this state, forever," "The dream of renewable energy that is dispatchable, that has storage and can be baseload, has just been pierced through the heart by Mr Marshall" External link

abc-au Monday, February 13, 2017 4:38:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis acknowledged : "Do we really want to put this future in the hands of people like [Prime Minister Malcolm] Turnbull and [Energy Minister Josh] Frydenberg, people who carry lumps of coal around in the Federal Parliament?" External link

abc-au Monday, February 13, 2017 4:38:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Mr Marshall ) : "All it would do is help the coal cartel, and it kills solar thermal in Port Augusta or any part of this state, forever," "The dream of renewable energy that is dispatchable, that has storage and can be baseload, has just been pierced through the heart by Mr Marshall" External link

abc-au Monday, February 13, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis acknowledged : "Do we really want to put this future in the hands of people like [Prime Minister Malcolm] Turnbull and [Energy Minister Josh] Frydenberg, people who carry lumps of coal around in the Federal Parliament?" External link

abc-au Monday, February 13, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "We've been very careful with the state's money so we've got very, very large surpluses," "We'll be using that money now to intervene in the national electricity market here in South Australia" External link

abc-au Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "We've been very careful with the state's money so we've got very, very large surpluses," "We'll be using that money now to intervene in the national electricity market here in South Australia" External link

abc-au Friday, February 10, 2017 4:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "We've been very careful with the state's money so we've got very, very large surpluses," "We'll be using that money now to intervene in the national electricity market here in South Australia" External link

abc-au Friday, February 10, 2017 12:27:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “Every South Australian has a right to be angry. We had spare capacity in the SA generation market and the market didn’t turn that generation on” “The second unit at Pelican Point (power station) could’ve been turned on last night, it had gas, was ready to go and it wasn’t turned on. The national market isn’t working,” External link

news_com_au Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “We (the State Government) have been taking advice from the market operator and others but after last night we have to reassess. We will do what’s necessary to make sure SA has sufficient generation,” “It’s my understanding that AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) was made aware more generation was available and chose not to turn that generation on. Serious questions have to be asked about why we had generation available that wasn’t used” External link

news_com_au Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The managers of the common facility at Techport have advised the State Government that the reliability of power supply is not, and has not been an issue at Techport," External link

radioaustralianews Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The managers of the common facility at Techport have advised the State Government that the reliability of power supply is not, and has not been an issue at Techport," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Commission ) : “He has ignored the advice of his own Chief Scientist, the CSIRO and the Australian Energy Market Commission, who all agree that an EIS would reduce prices and improve grid security,” “And last week he perpetrated the myth of ‘clean coal’ of behalf of the coal industry, a form of generation that is farcical, expensive and unproven” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, February 7, 2017 1:15:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Importantly, these surpluses give us the ability to invest in further job creation measures as we face strong headwinds with the closure of Holden next year," "Our job accelerator grants announced in July have already helped create more than 4,000 jobs and job creation remains our first priority as we head towards next year's State Budget" External link

abc-au Friday, December 16, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Importantly, these surpluses give us the ability to invest in further job creation measures as we face strong headwinds with the closure of Holden next year," "Our job accelerator grants announced in July have already helped create more than 4,000 jobs and job creation remains our first priority as we head towards next year's State Budget" External link

abc-au Friday, December 16, 2016 7:09:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Importantly, these surpluses give us the ability to invest in further job creation measures as we face strong headwinds with the closure of Holden next year," "Our job accelerator grants announced in July have already helped create more than 4,000 jobs and job creation remains our first priority as we head towards next year's State Budget" External link

abc-au Friday, December 16, 2016 3:39:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "South Australia operates in a National Electricity Market and reform is required at a national level to bring the market into the 21st century and create a fairer system for all states," "But we can do things at a state level to relieve costs on businesses and families and this initiative is the latest in a suite of State Government measures designed to reduce energy costs for South Australian consumers" External link

abc-au Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There are system security issues that can be put in place like greater controls on gas-fired turbines," External link

abc-au Monday, December 12, 2016 6:20:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There are system security issues that can be put in place like greater controls on gas-fired turbines," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, December 12, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There are system security issues that can be put in place like greater controls on gas-fired turbines," External link

radioaustralia Monday, December 12, 2016 8:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There are system security issues that can be put in place like greater controls on gas-fired turbines," External link

abc-au Monday, December 12, 2016 6:55:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It is extremely disappointing that SAPN are continuing with attempts to charge South Australians more for electricity distribution after both the regulator and the Australian Competition Tribunal have rejected their claims," External link

abc-au Monday, November 28, 2016 12:58:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "That's an excellent example of a company staging its operations in a sensible way that can pay for itself," External link

9news Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said ( about Rob Lucas ) : "You know when Rob gets a new suit, which is about every 20 years, you know he’s running for the leadership," External link

9news Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:11:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There's a silent majority that want to talk about this a bit further," External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:57:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's normal that we rush to try to find someone to blame but I think there was a confluence of events here that led to an event that probably couldn't have been avoided," External link

radioaustralianews Friday, November 4, 2016 3:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's normal that we rush to try to find someone to blame but I think there was a confluence of events here that led to an event that probably couldn't have been avoided," External link

radioaustralia Friday, November 4, 2016 3:07:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's normal that we rush to try to find someone to blame but I think there was a confluence of events here that led to an event that probably couldn't have been avoided," External link

abc-au Friday, November 4, 2016 2:45:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "There's a lot of negativity out and about in the community. That negativity is being led by opponents that want to talk down our economy, people that want to say South Australia's best years are behind it rather than ahead of it," "But I think what business is showing is that our best years are ahead of us, conditions here are good" External link

abc-au Tuesday, November 1, 2016 1:37:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This determination is a big victory for the people of South Australia," "Quite frankly South Australians have had enough of paying more to monopoly providers of our privatised assets, that we built, that we made profitable and that were sold out from underneath us. Enough is enough" External link

9news Friday, October 28, 2016 3:53:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is devastating news for families who, in many cases, have put everything on the line to build their dream home," External link

9news Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "I hope that Bob Day is able to find a way, in conjunction with the administrator, to repay the substantial debts he now owes South Australian contractors," "Our small contractors are critical to our economy so Mr Day needs to make good on these debts so we don't see further damage to the economy as a result of this liquidation" External link

9news Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “The reason there’s so much investment in South Australia for renewable energy is because we have the resource,” External link

couriermail Sunday, October 9, 2016 2:13:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Our $50 million is contingent on one thing and one thing only — the ongoing operation and viability of the Whyalla plant," "The Clean Energy Finance Corporation makes low-interest loans available for this very type of technology" External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Our $50 million is contingent on one thing and one thing only — the ongoing operation and viability of the Whyalla plant," "The Clean Energy Finance Corporation makes low-interest loans available for this very type of technology" External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:28:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "A lot of the steelworks around the world have cogeneration capacity, and most investors in steel plants know there is a great opportunity," "And if you've got a grid to plug into, especially on the Eyre Peninsula, it can actually be a source of profit rather than being a problem" External link

abc-au Sunday, October 2, 2016 8:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "A lot of the steelworks around the world have cogeneration capacity, and most investors in steel plants know there is a great opportunity," "And if you've got a grid to plug into, especially on the Eyre Peninsula, it can actually be a source of profit rather than being a problem" External link

abc-au Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : “I strongly believe that the approval or otherwise of gas exploration and extraction projects should be left to independent experts, rather than to politicians,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, September 16, 2016 1:45:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "I strongly believe that the approval or otherwise of gas exploration and extraction projects should be left to independent experts, rather than to politicians," External link

reuters Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "I strongly believe that the approval or otherwise of gas exploration and extraction projects should be left to independent experts, rather than to politicians," External link

reuters Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:49:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Right now, things are looking grim because the dark is before the dawn," "But I do think that there are going to be solutions going forward that are going to appease a lot of people" External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "What we are seeing here are green shoots as businesses seek to invest in new equipment and South Australians take advantage of housing construction incentives," External link

9news Monday, July 25, 2016 2:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is another example of the failure of the so called national energy market," External link

9news Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:39:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Over the next four years we're projecting another $1.5 billion worth of budget surpluses," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's unacceptable to have one cohort of South Australians doing dramatically worse than everyone else based on either location or ethnicity and quite frankly it's not good enough," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "With more than one woman a week dying at the hands of a partner or former partner in Australia, we must make reducing violence against women a priority," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This is not available to Coles and Woolworth and BHP," External link

9news Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "With more than one woman a week dying at the hands of a partner or former partner in Australia, we must make reducing violence against women a priority," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:18:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Over the next four years we're projecting another $1.5 billion worth of budget surpluses," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It's unacceptable to have one cohort of South Australians doing dramatically worse than everyone else based on either location or ethnicity and quite frankly it's not good enough," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:34:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The betting industry is rapidly changing and our tax regime needs to change with it," "If betting companies are making profits from South Australian punters they should be paying tax in South Australia, not in whichever jurisdiction their head office and servers happen to be located" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "If betting companies are making profits from South Australian punters they should be paying tax in South Australia, not in whichever jurisdiction their head office and servers happen to be located," External link

9news Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "These electricity price increases from AGL, Origin, and Energy Australia add significantly to cost of living pressures on affected customers," "In light of the community concern over the price increases it is important that customers are presented with independent advice on whether or not the reasons given for them are justified" External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:03:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "These price increases from AGL, Origin Energy and Energy Australia add significantly to cost of living pressures on affected customers," "In light of the community concern over the price increases, it is important that customers are presented with independent advice on whether or not the reasons given for them are justified" External link

9news Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Although this is a very important investment to make because if you improve the ore grade of the iron ore then you improve the quality of the iron ore, you do get better steel production," External link

abc-au Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "I'm with AGL and my wife and I will be making the decision about whether we stay," External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:28:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "This funding facility proposal provides flexibility to potential future buyers while at the same time ensuring that the money stays in Whyalla to support the continued operation of the plant" External link

mining-technology Monday, June 13, 2016 1:28:00 PM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "Choosing winners in terms of what types of technological upgrades to back is not an option , because each potential future buyer has different requirements," External link

smh Thursday, June 9, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "As we did with Nyrstar, the Government worked together to design an innovative package that locked-in $563 million of investment and secured the future of Port Pirie," "I envisage we can do something similar to secure Whyalla's long-term future" External link

abc-au Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "It doesn't look like it. It doesn't feel like it. It doesn't sound like it," "Racism is abhorrent and I know because it's been targetted at me and I can tell you that this is not a racist attack" External link

abc-au Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The important point is, if you did go down the broad-based land tax model you would have to have exemptions in place for people who have purchased a property recently," "We're just showing people if you wanted to go down this path and remove conveyance duties off the family home or off properties, this is the potential impact on the median price home. We're not saying we're going to do it, we're saying this is the modelling" External link

abc-au Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:33:00 AM EAT

Tom Koutsantonis said : "The important point is, if you did go down the broad-based land tax model you would have to have exemptions in place for people who have purchased a property recently," External link

abc-au Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:47:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
treasurer43.79%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
minister21.81%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
energy minister21.31%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
resources minister0.17%EN09/04/201704/09/2017
state energy minister1.34%EN08/16/201716/08/2017
resources and energy minister1.01%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
state treasurer2.01%EN06/23/201723/06/2017
australian energy minister3.86%EN04/03/201703/04/2017
small business minister0.17%EN10/18/201618/10/2016
planning minister0.67%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
acting planning minister0.67%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
minister for energy0.17%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
spokesman0.50%EN03/14/201414/03/2014
infrastructure minister0.50%EN02/19/201419/02/2014
transport minister1.51%EN02/18/201418/02/2014
transport and infrastructure minister0.50%EN02/18/201418/02/2014
Names Lang Count
Tom KoutsantonisEN94.44%
Tom KoutsantonisDE5.56%
Tom KoutsantonisPT0.00%


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