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Four new trade offices set to assist Hammond exporters

Exporters in the Hammond electorate will benefit from four new overseas trade offices in key markets if the State Liberals are elected in March 2018.

The State Liberals have committed $12.8 million in funding over four years to open new trade offices in Japan, Malaysia, Dubai and the United States to improve South Australia’s export performance.

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Shop Trading Hours

 Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 11:14 ): I rise to support the motion by the member for Schubert:

That this house—

(a) notes the extraordinary influences unions (and in particular the SDA) hav e over policy decisions of the state Labor government; and

(b) supports changes to the Shop Trading Hours Act to allow families in Marion, Noarlunga, Tea Tree Gull y, Port Adelaide and Munn o Para to have access to similar shopping hours as families in the Adelaide CBD and Glenelg.

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International Nurses Day

Debate resumed.

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 12:52 ): I rise to support the motion:

That this house—

(a) celebrates International Nurses Day held annually, and this year on 12 May;

(b) acknowledges this year's theme , 'Nursing : A Voice to Lead—Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals';

(c) commends the leadership of the profession in the evolution of new frontiers for nursing and midwifery in advancing practice; and

(d) thanks South Australian nurses for their dedication to the advancement of all South Australian's health.

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Supply Bill 2017

Adjourned debate on second reading (resumed on motion).

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:18): I rise to speak to the Supply Bill grievance debate. I note there has been a bit of discussion today about the federal budget handed down by Scott Morrison and the Turnbull federal government last night, and I want to make a few points in regard to that. The simple fact is that the federal government is delivering $10.6 billion in total payments to South Australia in 2017-18 alone, across health, education industry and infrastructure, and in this budget there is $3.1 billion in infrastructure spending for South Australia.

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Road Funding

In reply to Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (2 March 2017).

The Hon. S.C. MULLIGHAN (Lee —Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Minister for Housing and Urban Development):I have been provided with the following advice:

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ESCOSA Review – 5 years late

Shadow Agricultural spokesperson, Adrian Pederick is pleased authority has been provided to ESCOSA to review supply chain costs, however, why has this taken the Weatherill Labor Government five (5) years to action.

“I was heavily involved in the Select Committee on the Grain Handling Industry and the committee handed their final report to the Parliament in 2012, one of the recommendations from the reported included:

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Regional ratepayers zapped by electricity bill shock

Regional ratepayers will be feeling the sting of the Weatherill Government’s disastrous energy policies after the Local Government Association (LGA) warned councils will pay 30-50 per cent more for electricity in 2017.

Like any business of scale, local government isn’t immune to electricity price cost pressures and two new energy (electricity) supply contracts negotiated by LGA Procurement on behalf of councils will see costs increase by 30-50 per cent in 2017. These escalating costs will put pressure on council rates. (LGA: State Budget Submission 2017-18, p. 33)

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Going grassroots: a conversation about NRM

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is encouraging people in Hammond to get behind the Liberal Party’s statewide consultation on the future of natural resource management in South Australia.

“Our online survey, launched today, aims to gauge community satisfaction with the state’s eight Natural Resource Management Boards with topics including regional boundaries, board membership and the methods used to raise levies being consulted on.

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ACCC decision on joint electricity purchasing group

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has welcomed the draft determination of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) regarding SACOME’s joint electricity purchasing group, which included major industry stakeholders in the Hammond Electorate.

“I submitted a letter to the ACCC in support of SACOME’s joint electricity purchasing group, as I can see the benefits it will provide the involved businesses,” said Mr Pederick.

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Industrial Hemp Bill

Second Reading

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:11): I rise to speak to the Industrial Hemp Bill. I am the lead speaker with regard to the bill. I note that the Hon. Tammy Franks first put this bill in the other place and that there were quite a few contributions made there, including from the Hon. David Ridgway.

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