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Murray Bridge Adelaide Metro bus service to be assessed

If elected, a Marshall Liberal Government will assess the feasibility of extending the Adelaide Metro public bus system to Murray Bridge.

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Hammond mobile phone black spots targeted

Some of the worst black spots in regional South Australia, including in the Hammond Electorate, will be targeted through a $10 million funding fix under a Marshall Liberal Government.

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has been fighting for mobile blackspot funding and welcomed the announcement with a number of notorious blackspots in his electorate.

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Liberals to cut waiting times for bowel cancer screening

An initiative to deliver vital bowel cancer procedures earlier and prevent cancer progressing will save lives in the Hammond Electorate.

As part of the State Liberals’ $5 million Bowel Cancer Prevention Initiative, the policy commits to:

1. Eradicate, within 12 months of the election, the overdue waiting list for a colonoscopy after a positive faecal occult blood test; 

2. Regularly publish the numbers and waiting times of people requiring a colonoscopy after a positive bowel cancer test result; and

3. Pursue the national time target for a colonoscopy after a positive bowel cancer test result.

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Supporting Thomas Foods International and Murray Bridge

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has said that the Murray Bridge community would be able to bounce back from the tragic structural fire that broke out at the largest employer in Murray Bridge, Thomas Foods International (TFI). 

“This incident is a tragedy and my thoughts are with TFI, their employees, individuals, primary producers, feedlotters, and freight operators who all have their livelihoods invested in this business,” said Mr Pederick.

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Whalers Housing Association

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has been advocating on behalf of Whalers Housing Association after they received a water bill of some $20,000.

“Whalers is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a home and services for disadvantaged people, including victims of domestic violence, homelessness and much more,” said Mr Pederick.

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Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence

If elected in March 2018 a Marshall Liberal Government will develop a personal protection mobile phone app to help protect victims of domestic violence in South Australia.

The Hammond Electorate continues to face challenges with domestic violence, with 25,000 reported instances of domestic violence across Australia last year.

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Marshall commits to supporting SA’s regions

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has today released a $9.5 million commitment to regional South Australia.

If elected, a Marshall Liberal Government will increase funding to Regional Development Australia (RDA) entities to $3 million per year.

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Recharging Our Regions: Liberals’ billion dollar plan

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has released Recharging Our Regions, a billion dollar package to create regional jobs and drive regional investment.

A Marshall Liberal Government will deliver Recharging Our Regions to create regional jobs, increase investment in regional infrastructure, drive down the cost of living and improve frontline services.

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New Horizons

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:06 :50 ): My question is to the Minister for Agriculture. In regard to the New Horizons initiative that was announced in the lead-up to the election, is the minister aware of the work Mr Clem Obst of Mundulla, who has been advocating the claying of sandy soils for the past 45 years and who was awarded an Order of Australia 10 years ago for developing and promoting clay spreading techniques to increase water efficiency and retention in sandy soils?

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Women In Agriculture and Business

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:42): I rise to support this motion moved by the member for Frome, which states:

That this house—

1. Congratulates the Women in Agriculture and Business of South Australia Inc., which was founded in Riverton, on its Centenary held in Riverton on the 28 and 29 October 2017.

2. Recognises the organisation's achievements and services; and in particular for—

(a) encouraging interest and participation in activities of rural people and organisations, especially in primary industries;

(b) promoting goodwill, friendship and understanding among members;

(c) providing effective leadership to link Women in Agriculture and Business and Agricultural Bureau activities through the membership network;

(d) generating opportunities for educational, cultural and technical advancement to members, combining with other rural organisations where appropriate;

(e) encouraging and fostering the ability of women to take a shared responsibility for the community in which we live, from local to world level; pressing for recognition of the needs and worth of rural people at all levels of government; and

(f) promoting and supporting the preservation of our environment and ecology and care for the land.

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