Latest News


In Parliament and the Media

Copper Mining

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:52): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister update the house on opportunities in copper and on the potential importance of the Gawler Craton?

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Payroll Tax (Exemption for Small Business) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:12): I rise to speak in support of the Payroll Tax (Exemption for Small Business) Amendment Bill 2018. This was one of the key policy platforms for then the Marshall Liberal opposition that we are delivering in government, as long as this bill goes through this house and that other place.

We are hearing how good the business positivity index is at the minute because we had 16 years when people were essentially crushed and had no incentive to expand their businesses. Thousands of our youth left to go interstate with, sadly, many of them never to come back to South Australia. This is one initiative from the Marshall Liberal government that will keep people working here, it will give those incentives and it will provide a much-needed boon for South Australia.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Livestock Industry

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:18): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister explain to the house how the state government is supporting South Australia's sheep producers?

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Terrorism (Police Powers) (Use of Force) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:19): I rise to support the Terrorism (Police Powers) (Use of Force) Amendment Bill 2018. Very sad terrorism activities have taken place in the world for a very long time. The member for Finniss reflected on the World War I terrorist attack on a train near Broken Hill. I read that story a couple of years ago and it intrigued me that that was a terrorist act on Australian soil where three people lost their lives to international terrorists. We have seen so many acts over time and, obviously, in recent times on the international stage through the acts of ISIS or ISIL that have torn communities apart. Thankfully, they have been basically pretty well destroyed.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Regional Growth Fund

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:00): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister advise the house on how the state government is delivering on its commitment for the Regional Growth Fund?

Read more
Add your reaction Share

National Farm Safety Week

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:41): I rise to support the motion by the member for Heysen:

That this house—

(a) notes that National Farm Safety Week was held from 16 to 22 July, raising awareness of farm safety issues across Australia, including South Australia;

(b) recognises this year's theme as being 'innovative, safe and healthy'; and

(c) acknowledges the united effort across the nation to reduce the deaths and injuries associated with health and safety risks on farms.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Employment Initiatives

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:35): My question is to the Minister for Industry and Skills. Can the minister update the house on employment initiatives being undertaken jointly with the commonwealth government?

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Local Government (Rate Oversight) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:41): I rise to support the Local Government (Rate Oversight) Amendment Bill 2018. Before I go into the bulk of my speech, I am amazed, as members on this side are, that the Labor opposition do not have a position on the bill. Are they worried about whether the LGA will form a position on 3 August and that that will dictate what they say, or is there some infighting between the member for Lee and the Leader of the Opposition, the member for Croydon? What other tensions are going on across the other side of the chamber? Who would know?

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Hammond to receive Road Blackspot Funding

The Federal Government recently announced a $5.5 million funding package which will see two dozen South Australian road blackspots addressed, including two within the Hammond Electorate.

“As the Member for Hammond, I am very pleased with this announcement and look forward to works commencing on the allocated areas,” said Mr Pederick.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Copper to the World Conference

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:37): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the Minister for Energy and Mining provide an update on last week's Copper to the World Conference?

Read more
Add your reaction Share