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BIG RIVER PORK

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:50): I rise today to speak about an excellent company in my electorate, Big River Pork. This company is an exemplar of process, managing people and managing animal welfare. I have worked alongside them for many years as a major processor in my area.

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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: URRBRAE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL REDEVELOPMENT

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:44): I rise to support this Public Works Committee report into the latest redevelopment to Urrbrae Agricultural High School, noting not only the significant investment by the Marshall Liberal government but that I am a former scholar of Urrbrae—

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ORORA GLASS PROCESSING PLANT

Mr PEDERICK: My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister please update the house on how an upgrade to a glass processing plant is creating jobs in the Barossa and Adelaide Plains regions?

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WATER INFRASTRUCTURE (2)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:46): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister please update the house on how the Marshall Liberal government is working with the commonwealth government to create job opportunities that impact on our community through investment in water infrastructure projects?

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SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS (1)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:31): My question is to the Minister for Education. Can the minister advise the house on how the Marshall Liberal government is addressing urgent capital works across a range of government schools and preschools?

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REGIONAL MEDIA

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:14): I acknowledge this motion by the member for Mount Gambier, Troy Bell:

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APPROPRIATION BILL 2021

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:55): I rise to speak to the Appropriation Bill in regard to the 2021-22 budget. This is a budget that is focused on creating jobs, providing better services and building what matters. This budget includes a range of measures that support local jobs and longer term economic growth. They include additional funding for the Jobs and Economic Growth Fund, formerly the Economic and Business Growth Fund, bringing the capacity of the fund to $200 million over the next four years, and extending the payroll tax exemption for apprentices and trainees for a further 12 months.

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RAIL SAFETY NATIONAL LAW (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (ALCOHOL AND DRUG OFFENCE) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:25): I rise, too, to support the Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) (Alcohol and Drug Offences) Amendment Bill. It is not very often that I am in agreement with the member for West Torrens.

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WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:58): 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 building what matters by investing in water infrastructure for drought-affected farmers?

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VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL - 9/6/21

Mr PEDERICK: I first want to make the comment that I think we had a very respectful discussion a fortnight ago in this place. Everyone knows my position on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2020. At the finish, I will not be supporting it but I will be supporting any amendments that seek to improve the bill along the way, and I appreciate the work done by the deputy leader and the member for Davenport in coming to agreement on those amendments. It shows what can be done in this place.

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