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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (SAFETY) (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:05): I rise today to speak on the Children and Young People (Safety) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill. This bill ensures that the legislative framework for children in care in South Australia is efficient, responsive and inclusive. It prioritises amendments that seek to strengthen the effective and efficient operation of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017, the principal act.

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NATIVE VEGETATION

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:56): My question is to the Minister for Environment and Water. Can the minister update the house on the Marshall Liberal government's investment and partnership with communities through conservation of native vegetation on private land?

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CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION (BUSHFIRES) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (10:52): I rise to speak to the Criminal Law Consolidation (Bushfires) Amendment Bill 2021. I certainly appreciate the sentiment the member for Waite has in bringing this bill to the house. As a CFS firefighter and landowner, as I have mentioned in this place many times, either fighting fires on the frontline or mopping up after many in operations—twice on Kangaroo Island and once at Sedan, just outside my electorate currently—I know that bushfires are a terrible thing.

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LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY (1)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:41): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister update the house on how the Marshall Liberal government is supporting South Australians by building key infrastructure to boost the livestock industry?

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LANDSCAPE SOUTH AUSTRALIA (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:46): I rise to speak to the Landscape South Australia (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020. Obviously, issues of water significantly affect the seat of Hammond, being at the bottom of the Murray-Darling Basin. Before I go on, my wife previously worked for natural resources management, a few years ago now, as an environmental scientist.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MULTICULTURAL BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:15): If we are talking about cars, we had a 1974 HQ with a 308. That was a beautiful wagon and we should never have sold it. It was very reliable.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (BAROSSA RAIL CORRIDOR) BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:27): I rise to make a contribution to the Statutes Amendment (Barossa Rail Corridor) Bill. I want to make the point that my grandfather Clarrie Dutton worked out of Gawler railway station. He lived at Freeling and used to ride his bike from Freeling to Gawler so he could be a guard on the trains—and we had guards in those days.

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REGIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:07): I rise to support the amended motion and recognise the mover of the original motion, the member for Mount Gambier, and the absolute need for support for the amended motion, which reads:

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:56): My question is to the Minister for Innovation and Skills. Can the minister update the house on how the Marshall Liberal government is growing confidence within the construction industry in the state through trade construction skills training?

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CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION (CAUSING DEATH BY USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:26): I rise to make a contribution to the Criminal Law Consolidation (Causing Death by Use of Motor Vehicle) Amendment Bill. It is a very, very serious subject. I have been aware over the years in my electorate of some terrible outcomes with respect to people who have been killed in a motor vehicle accident. That is a terrible tragedy, an absolute tragedy, and then there is the other side of it: how do we deal with the offender at the time?

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