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CORRECTIONAL SERVICES (ACCOUNTABILITY AND OTHER MEASURES) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:04): I rise to speak to the Correctional Services (Accountability and Other Measures) Amendment Bill. It makes quite a range of amendments in regard to correctional services in this state. I note that in my electorate in Murray Bridge we host Mobilong Prison, which has been there since 1987, and I will discuss that a little later in my contribution.

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AGTECH

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:02): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister update the house on how the Marshall Liberal government is encouraging agtech innovation in regional South Australia?

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REGIONAL GROWTH FUND (2)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:08): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister inform the house as to how the state government is stimulating the economy through the Regional Growth Fund?

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FAIR TRADING (FUEL PRICING INFORMATION) AMENDMENT BILL (2)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:50): Thank you, Mr Acting Speaker. What a fine job, and how good you look in that role today, sir. I rise to continue some comments in regard to the Fair Trading (Fuel Pricing Information) Amendment Bill. At the conclusion of my remarks just before the lunch break, I was talking about the ownership of service stations and how there are some quite large companies involved, with Woolworths involved with Caltex, Coles involved with Shell service stations and, obviously, we have the On The Run group here in South Australia.

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FAIR TRADING (FUEL PRICING INFORMATION) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:53): I rise to support the Fair Trading (Fuel Pricing Information) Amendment Bill and note the government's strident efforts to improve the accessibility to real-time pricing in South Australia and to increase competition. I note the work of the Attorney and her officers in progressing this. We are trying to address the high and very variable cost of fuel because it is a real concern for most South Australian families, as has been outlined, especially when you are in a regional area like I am.

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WAITE TRUST (VESTING OF LAND) BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:42): I am very pleased to speak to the Waite Trust (Vesting of Land) Bill 2020. I just want to note that we are doing this because of the collaboration between the Morrison and Marshall Liberal governments, who have committed $61 million to upgrade the Fullarton Road and Cross Road intersection.

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MINING INDUSTRY

Mr PEDERICK: My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister update the house on the latest mineral and petroleum exploration figures and how the Marshall Liberal government is supporting the industry's recovery?

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LIQUOR LICENSING (LIQUOR PRODUCTION AND SALES LICENCE) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:54): I rise to support the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Production and Sales Licence) Amendment Bill 2020 and acknowledge that what we are doing here in the main is not allowing supermarkets to sell liquor, which has been a longstanding position in this state.

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BIOSECURITY MANAGEMENT MOTION

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:30): I rise to support this excellent motion by the member for MacKillop:

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WORKS BEGIN ON PRINCES HIGHWAY, MURRAY BRIDGE

Resurfacing works on the Princes Highway begin this week as part of the jointly funded Princes Highway Corridor Program.

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