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Drought Assistance

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:05): My question is to the Minister for Primary—

Members interjecting:

The SPEAKER: Order!

Ms Hildyard interjecting:

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Live Music Industry

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:08): My question is to the Minister for Industry and Skills.

The Hon. A. Koutsantonis interjecting:

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Murray Mallee Region

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:25): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister update—

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Prisons, Community Partnerships

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:41): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services.

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Home Battery Scheme

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:17): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister please update the house on the latest figures for the Home Battery Scheme?

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Biosecurity Management

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:25): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister inform the house how the state government is strengthening our protection against fruit fly and any threats against our biosecurity?

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Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:06): I want to talk about reform and something that the previous government did not want to go near for 16 years: reform to how we fund this state but giving equity to people from across this state. What we saw in the 16 years before our government was just the profligate raising of taxes across the board—whether it was the emergency services levy or whether it was a whole fleet of taxes. There were attempts to tax the banks. The car park tax went beautifully.

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Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:04): I am pleased today to stand to support the Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Bill 2019. Why we as the Marshall Liberal government are putting this legislation through this place is all about the reason the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) was established in 2015. The ultimate objective of SACAT is to provide a single, low-cost and efficient forum for administrative and civil reviews whilst also giving the courts more time to focus on their core judicial functions. This is more evidence of the Marshall Liberal government streamlining efficiencies and procedures.

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Landscape South Australia Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:59): I am proud to speak to the Landscape South Australia Bill. It is a much-needed birthday for the Natural Resources Management Act 2004. There is a whole range of reasons, which I will go into shortly, why it is a much-needed birthday, but just for the clarity of the house and for full transparency, my wife, who is an environmental scientist—as I have explained when I have spoken about natural resources before—was heavily involved in the establishment of what was called in the day 'integrated natural resources management'. The interesting thing is that before I was even elected into parliament—yes, I was preselected in 2004 and then elected in 2006—I had a little bit of inside knowledge of the operations of the act and how it went forward in the so-called management of our natural resources.

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Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) (Miscellaneous No 4) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:07): I rise to support this important bill, the Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) (Miscellaneous No 4) Amendment Bill, noting that we are the lead legislator in regard to any of this national law. The bill amends the Rail Safety National Safety (South Australia) Act 2012, being the national law, by inserting new provisions relating to drug and alcohol testing, to provide an additional exemption to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 and to implement routine amendments arising from the national law maintenance process.

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