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Historic Shipwrecks (Miscellanous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 29 November 2016.)

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 17:13 ): I wish to speak to the Historic Shipwrecks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill. This bill will amend the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981 to better protect South Australian shipwrecks and relics of historic importance.

The original act, the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981, was introduced to protect South Australian shipwrecks and their relics from removal, damage and exploitation. Currently, any wreck in South Australian waters that is at least 75 years old is automatically classified as historic and protected under the act. The minister may also make a declaration regarding a shipwreck prior to the 75-year period accumulating.

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Liberal’s Key Policy for Regional Health

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick and the Marshall Liberal Team are committed to decentralising the public health system and increasing patient care and safety, through their recently announced policy that ‘engages communities and clinicians for better health.’

“Under the Weatherill Labor Government we have seen bureaucracy within the public health system increase substantially, whilst the patients receive lesser quality care and services,” said Mr Pederick.

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Globe Link

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is in full support of the Marshall Liberal Team’s recently announced ‘Globe Link’ policy, which would see a generational upgrade to South Australia’s road and rail network.

“If implemented, Globe Link would provide countless benefits not only to my Electorate of Hammond, but to South Australia and Australia as a whole,” said Mr Pederick.

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Australia China Friendship Society

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:11): I rise to speak to the motion by the member for Hartley:

That this house notes—

(a) congratulates the Australia China Friendship Society on celebrating its 50 th anniversary in 2016;

(b) acknowledges the significant work and commitment of the Australia China F riendship Society's committee and volunteers, past and present, who continuously work towards building and promoting a friendship between the peoples of Australia and China; and

(c) acknowledges the im portance of their establishment and the society's attempts at bringing to the Australian public a greater knowledge and understanding of China's rich cultural heritage.

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Murray Bridge Racing Club to go ahead

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is pleased to see the Murray Bridge Racing Club development secure $20 million from Federal, State and Industry Funds, which will see the completion of the project.

“The State Liberals have always supported this development and as part of our 2014 election promise, we had committed to a $5 million grant and a $10 million loan, complimented by a $5 million grant from the Federal Government,” said Mr Pederick.

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Statutes Amendment And Repeal (Simplify) Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading (resumed on motion).

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 16:11 ): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Simplify) Bill 2016. I think it is a good thing to simplify legislation and, as referred to earlier today in the debate, repeal legislation that is not just years but decades out of date from when it was enacted.

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Gene Technology (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 28 September 2016.)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:39): I rise to speak to the Gene Technology (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016. I note that the commonwealth Gene Technology Act came into being in 2000 and that the national gene technology regulatory system came into force in Australia in June 2001. Its aim is to identify and manage risks to human health and the environment posed by, or as a result of, gene technology.

The Gene Technology Act created the regulatory office, the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, within the federal government. This office is overseen by an independent Gene Technology Regulator whose role is to administer the laws and make decisions relating to gene technology research and development in Australia. The act also created a ministerial council comprising the commonwealth health minister and ministers from each state and territory to provide broad direction and regulatory guidance to the regulator.

 

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National Parks and Wildlife (Co-Managed Parks) Amendment Bill

 Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 19 October 2016.)

Mr PEDERICK: Thank you, member for Colton. I want to speak to the National Parks and Wildlife (Co-managed Parks) Amendment Bill 2016. This bill amends the co-management provisions of the National Parks and Wildlife 1972 and the Wilderness Protection Act 1992 and also provides retrospective approval to two existing mining leases in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, which have operated unregulated since 1972 due to an administrative error.

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Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:51 ): I rise to talk about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and reflect on a lot of the discussion lately and commentary certainly today as well from Judith Sloan from The Australian, who is recommending, of all things, the dismantling of the barrages at Goolwa. I want to speak from a submission I made to the Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

After attending the Murray-Darling Basin public hearing in Goolwa on 8 December 2015, I think it is necessary for reasonable questions to be asked on some of the submissions given. Referencing the Hansard taken, one recommendation was:

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Road Traffic (Roadworks) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 22 June 2016.)

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 12:24 ): I rise to debate the Road Traffic (Roadworks) Amendment Bill 2016, and I come in after that blistering attack. The amendment bill seeks to prevent inappropriate and incorrect usage of roadworks speed limits and other traffic control measures which cause congestion on our roads. It comes on from a private member's bill, the Road Traffic (Work Area Speed Limit Signs) Amendment Bill, introduced into the house by the member for Unley in March this year. This government bill has covered off on roadworks and signage, and it covers areas of the legislation that could have been tidied up a long time ago.

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