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ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: INQUIRY INTO THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:24): Thank you, Mr Speaker. I have not had the opportunity yet, but I congratulate you on rising to that esteemed position in the chair. I know that you are doing and will do a fantastic job for the parliament in this state.

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PETROLEUM EXPLORATION

Mr PEDERICK: My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister update the house on how new petroleum exploration licences are driving investment by the South Australian exploration industry?

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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: STRATHALBYN RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE FACILITY EXPANSION

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:16): I rise to make a brief contribution and reiterate all the remarks by the member for Heysen and the member for Kavel, the Chair of the Public Works Committee, in regard to the report of the Public Works Committee, entitled Strathalbyn Residential Aged Care Facility Expansion. I note that I did look after Strathalbyn directly between the years of 2006 and 2010. As I understand it, I have something like 120 addresses attributed to Strathalbyn, so some of my people are obviously directly affected by this.

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FAIR TRADING (REPEAL OF PART 6A - GIFT CARDS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:05): I rise to make a short contribution in regard to the Fair Trading (Repeal of Part 6A—Gift Cards) Amendment Bill. This is another way the Marshall Liberal government is reducing red tape in this state. When this legislation was passed initially, it was quite legitimate in the fact that there was a deep concern that the allowance for cashing in gift cards was too short a time frame. For that reason, it needed to be extended to make it far more practical.

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SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:21): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister update the house on the benefits of the Marshall Liberal government's $1.3 billion investment, which is supporting schools across South Australia, including in my electorate of Hammond?

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WOMEN OFFENDERS SUPPORT SERVICES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:15): I acknowledge this very fine motion by the member for King:

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (ELECTRICITY AND GAS) (ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY) BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:48): I want to raise some points today in regard to the Statutes Amendment (Electricity and Gas) (Energy Productivity) Bill 2020. The Statutes Amendment (Electricity and Gas) (Energy Productivity) Bill 2020 amends the Electricity Act 1996 and the Gas Act 1997 to enable implementation of a new retailer energy productivity scheme (REPS).

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CORRECTIONAL SERVICES (ACCOUNTABILITY AND OTHER MEASURES) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:04): I rise to speak to the Correctional Services (Accountability and Other Measures) Amendment Bill. It makes quite a range of amendments in regard to correctional services in this state. I note that in my electorate in Murray Bridge we host Mobilong Prison, which has been there since 1987, and I will discuss that a little later in my contribution.

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AGTECH

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:02): 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 encouraging agtech innovation in regional South Australia?

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REGIONAL GROWTH FUND (2)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:08): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister inform the house as to how the state government is stimulating the economy through the Regional Growth Fund?

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