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RIVER MURRAY FLOOD REVIEW

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:40): I rise today to talk about the River Murray flood, both in the Riverland and in the Murraylands. I speak not just as the member for Hammond but as the shadow emergency services minister. I want to commend the resilience of communities during this once-in-a-lifetime event for many people. We have not seen an event like this—and it was a bigger event, obviously—since 1956. Preparations went into place—whether it was up at Renmark, whether it was at Berri Barmera Council, whether it was at Loxton Waikerie, whether it was at Mid Murray or whether it was at the Rural City of Murray Bridge—and thousands of tonnes of earth got moved to protect communities.

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Details Murky in River Murray Restrictions Change

As recreational restrictions on the River Murray start to ease, the Opposition is calling on Peter Malinauskas to provide clarity and transparency over exactly what informed the snap decision. 

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Funding for Prescribed Burns Goes up in Smoke as CFS Warns of Dangerous Conditions

The CFS has warned of hot and windy conditions in coming days as it's revealed the Malinauskas Labor Government has slashed a million dollars from the crucial prescribed burn budget, putting South Australians at greater risk during bushfire season. 

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Labor Must Revive Life-Saving Rescue Boat Plan

As huge crowds converge on our coastlines over summer - and a number of recent high profile shark sightings - the Opposition is calling on Peter Malinauskas to fund two new jet rescue boats for Surf Life Saving South Australia (SLSSA) volunteers.

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New Townships Eligible for Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine

Residents and those who work in and around the townships of Nalpa, Mulgundawa, Lake Plains and Finniss can now access the free Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) vaccine. 

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Chaos and Confusion Continues for Flood-Affected Communities

River communities dealing with a once-in-a-generation flood event continue to be confused by what support can be accessed and how long restrictions on recreational activities will remain. 

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EFS Langhorne Creek Upgrade

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick MP has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Education, Training and Skills, the Hon Blair Boyer MP that the upgrades to Eastern Fleurieu School's Langhorne Creek campus are due to commence in the first half of 2023.

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RELIEF CENTRES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:19): A supplementary to that question: so you haven't activated anything like Humanihuts or other emergency accommodation that can be used immediately?

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Support Package Skips Over People in Need

The Opposition is concerned about Riverland and Murraylands residents who have disappointingly missed out on financial support amid rising water levels.

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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (MONITORING ORDERS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:40): I rise to speak to the Criminal Procedure (Monitoring Orders) Amendment Bill 2022. I note that the Hon. Kyam Maher introduced the Criminal Procedure (Monitoring Orders) Amendment Bill in the other place on 3 November 2022. The bill would amend the Criminal Procedure Act 1921. The operation of the bill is that it would insert in the act a new part 4 division 8—Bushfire offender monitoring orders, which would provide for a police officer to apply to the Magistrates Court for an order for a bushfire offender to wear an electronic monitoring device during each fire danger season.

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