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Opposition’s “Report Your Road” campaign ready to drive change

The Liberal Opposition’s “Report Your Road” campaign is gaining momentum, with more than a hundred submissions dobbing in dodgy regional roads in less than three weeks.

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LOCAL NUISANCE AND LITTER CONTROL (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:41): I rise to make a contribution to the Local Nuisance and Litter Control (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2024. I note that two of the main amendments in this bill are impacting on the management of shopping trolleys, and the installation of air conditioners and exterior lights. I might comment on the exterior lights and air conditioners in the first instance. Urbanisation: from a country member and someone who lives far too close to a highway—it is 800 metres—I can deal with concrete for so long, but then I need to go home.

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METROPOLITAN FIRE SERVICE

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:49): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Can the minister update the house on the progress of the MFS direct entry project? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.

Leave granted.

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COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE FACILITIES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:44): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Has the minister received a briefing on any CFS stations that are set to receive upgrades and/or new builds and, if so, will he release the list of stations?

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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: INTERMEDIATE REMEDIATION OF THE LOWER MURRAY RECLAIMED IRRIGATION AREA LEVEES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:59): In the milliseconds I have left, I certainly support this work. I am disappointed that it has taken 18 months and we are only up to the second stage of the remediation works of the River Murray levees. However, it is welcomed by the community, and I hope that there is appropriate consultation with the community so that locally sourced items are used, including clay. That is a much needed measure to make sure that we do this in a cost-appropriate manner to get the best results for both stakeholders in the region and farmers. They have been frustrated by the time it has taken to get to this stage, but they do welcome this funding. I wish this project all speed.

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DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:50): My question is to the Deputy Premier. How much of the $79.8 million disaster recovery funds, announced in last night's federal budget, will go to rehabilitation of the Lower Murray swamps and levee banks?

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Federal Budget must reverse Labor’s cruel cuts to SA infrastructure projects

Tomorrow’s Federal Budget must restore funding for significant South Australian infrastructure projects, after Labor made more than $400 million worth of savage cuts to five key road initiatives.

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Opposition launches “Report Your Road” campaign

As Peter Malinauskas shows little care for the state of South Australia’s regional roads by ditching the standalone portfolio as part of his Cabinet reshuffle, the Opposition is strengthening its efforts to see maintenance issues addressed with a new campaign.

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CFS EXAMINATION - SUPPLEMENTARY

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:53): Supplementary: will the minister commit to publicly releasing any recommendations arising from the examination?

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CFS EXAMINATION

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:51): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Can the minister provide an update to the house about whether the examination into disciplinary regulations in the CFS, launched in September 2023, has been completed? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.

Leave granted.

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