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RELIEF CENTRES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:19): A supplementary to that question: so you haven't activated anything like Humanihuts or other emergency accommodation that can be used immediately?

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Support Package Skips Over People in Need

The Opposition is concerned about Riverland and Murraylands residents who have disappointingly missed out on financial support amid rising water levels.

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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (MONITORING ORDERS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:40): I rise to speak to the Criminal Procedure (Monitoring Orders) Amendment Bill 2022. I note that the Hon. Kyam Maher introduced the Criminal Procedure (Monitoring Orders) Amendment Bill in the other place on 3 November 2022. The bill would amend the Criminal Procedure Act 1921. The operation of the bill is that it would insert in the act a new part 4 division 8—Bushfire offender monitoring orders, which would provide for a police officer to apply to the Magistrates Court for an order for a bushfire offender to wear an electronic monitoring device during each fire danger season.

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LIVESTOCK (EMERGENCY ANIMAL DISEASE) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:53): I rise to speak about the Livestock (Emergency Animal Disease) Amendment Bill 2022. This bill has come about because of what we need to do in response to risk factors and the potential for foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease to come to Australia. Both diseases will cause more than major problems; it will be an absolute disaster for our livestock industries. As has been indicated, over a period of 10 years the loss could be in the range of $80 billion to $100 billion to livestock industries right across Australia.

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RIVER MURRAY FLOODING

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:30): I rise today as the member for Hammond and the shadow emergency services minister to talk about the flooding—and I will use the word 'flooding'—in the Murraylands and Riverland of this state.

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LOT FOURTEEN

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:19): I rise to support this motion by the member for Morphett.

The Hon. B.I. Boyer: I'm looking forward to it.

Mr PEDERICK: You can have a go if you like.

The ACTING SPEAKER (Mr Brown): Order! The member will be heard in silence.

Mr PEDERICK: Thank you for your protection, sir. The motion is:

That this house—

(a) recognises that during its four year term the Marshall Liberal government completely transformed the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site into a hub of technology, innovation and culture;

(b) recognises that Lot Fourteen is creating thousands of jobs and showcasing South Australia to the world;

(c) recognises that Lot Fourteen is host to Australia’s national Space Agency, cementing South Australia as the national centre of Australia’s space industry;

(d) recognises that Lot Fourteen will showcase our rich and diverse Aboriginal culture to the world and attract more visitors to South Australia with establishment of the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre; and

(e) acknowledges the Marshall Liberal government for establishing a vibrant, world-class innovation, startup growth precinct at Lot Fourteen.

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RIVER MURRAY FLOOD - RELIEF CENTRES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:21): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Does the minister have plans to open any new relief centres in addition to the ones in Berri, Mannum and Murray Bridge, and, if not, why not?

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RIVER MURRAY FLOOD

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:14): My question is to the Minister for Human Services. Can the minister outline whether any emergency accommodation is currently available to people who need to leave their homes due to high river flows and, if so, what are their options and how is this being communicated to the community?

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THE MURRAYLANDS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:29): On Saturday 12 November, South Australia experienced a very severe statewide storm. Strong winds took down numerous trees, resulting in vehicles being smashed, roads being blocked and damage to over 300 powerlines across the state. Other infrastructure was also damaged in the storm.

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AUTOMATED SANDBAG MACHINES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:02): My question is to the Minister for Emergency Services. How many automated sandbag filling machines does South Australia have, and is the government sourcing more?

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