Liberals celebrate Members of the South Australian Parliament Active Military Service Board
The South Australian Liberal Party was pleased to attend the important unveiling of the Members of the South Australian Parliament Active Military Service Board on Thursday.Read more
THOMAS FOODS INTERNATIONAL RECOMMISSIONING
Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:12): I rise today to talk about the recommissioning of Thomas Foods, or the commissioning of a new plant after five years and five months of quite turbulent and busy times since that terrible fire of 3 January 2018, when some welding sparked a terrible fire, which in the end saw the whole plant just on the edge of Murray Bridge burn to the ground, putting 1,500 people out of work. It is so pleasing to see Darren Thomas and his team commit to building the new plant, worth many, many tens of millions of dollars, about 10 kilometres outside Murray Bridge.Read more
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: TRURO BYPASS
Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:11): I rise to speak on this parliamentary Public Works Committee consideration being sought for the Truro bypass project. I would like to think this is more of a project about the appropriate freight route around Truro because it is a significant part of our freight network, with up to 700 heavy vehicles a day going through Truro. This is part of a $202 million project set up by the former Liberal government's 2021 budget.Read more
RESCUE HELICOPTER FLEET
Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:50): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services.
Mr PEDERICK: Seriously.
The SPEAKER: Order! Member for Hammond, put your question.
Mr PEDERICK: Does the government plan on replacing the state's rescue helicopter fleet? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.Read more
POINT TURTON ROYAL VOLUNTEER COASTAL PATROL
Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:49): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Can the minister advise whether the Point Turton Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol will be given a replacement vessel? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.
Mr PEDERICK: The patrol's current 1985 vessel has been deemed only suitable to travel two nautical miles off the coast of Point Turton due to its age.Read more
EMERGENCY SERVICE VEHICLES
Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:48): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. How many emergency service vehicles currently have automatic vehicle locators, and will the government continue to roll these out to all vehicles?Read more
Advocating to bring AFL Gather Round to Hammond
Following the inaugural AFL Gather Round, Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick MP has asked the State Government and the AFL to consider holding a game at a venue in the Hammond electorate.Read more
SUPPLY BILL 2023
Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:14): I rise today in support of the Supply Bill 2023 so that the government can keep writing cheques for the Public Service and certainly keep us gainfully employed. There is a total of $6,553 million, or just over $6.5 billion, of what I am estimating when the budget comes down in a month's time will be around $22 billion in total for getting us through the finances for the 2023-24 financial year.Read more
Thomas Foods returns bigger, better and stronger
Thomas Foods has announced the commissioning and the first run of its new beef processing facility on the outskirts of Murray Bridge five and a half years on from the devastating fire of January 3 2018.Read more
RAIL SAFETY NATIONAL LAW (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (FEES) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:28): I rise to speak to the Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) (Fees) Amendment Bill 2023. As has already been mentioned in this house, this bill seeks to amend a number of sections of the Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) Act 2012 in order to complement the Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2022. I would like to acknowledge that we are the lead state in this national law, so obviously we need to get this legislation through the parliament.Read more