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Appropriation Bill 2015 - 30 July 2015

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:40): I rise after a blistering performance from the member for Bragg and a less than insightful performance from the member for Kaurna. Be that as it may, I rise to speak in the aftermath of estimates, which is a rather interesting process—and some people think it is an absurd process. Certainly, the member for Kaurna reflected that the opposition do not put up any ways the process can be improved. Well, yes we do and yes we have many years running in respect of some ministers who have the courage to sit up and say, 'Well, give it to me,' like the former member for Port Adelaide, Kevin Foley, which he did regularly. That is the one thing that I will give him credit for. One or two ministers in this place for estimates and in the other place basically did the same thing, but they were very much in the minority.

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Finn’s Law fight continues

On Wednesday this week a group of Finn’s Law supporters walked from Crafers to Parliament House where Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond, joined them in a rally.

“The Statutes Amendment (Rights of Foster Parents and Guardians) Bill 2015 is a bill I re-introduced, which seeks to provide foster parents and guardians with more rights in relation to funeral arrangements if a child were to die in the care of a foster parent,” said Mr Pederick.

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Speed Limits

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 11:57 ): I move:

That this house—

(a) opposes mandatory maximum speed limit reductions on country roads when there is no safety-based evidence to support the change;

(b) calls on the state government to—

(i) make public its review into maximum speed limits on regional roads in South Australia;

(ii) undertake a comprehensive safety audit of all country roads where the speed limit has been reduced from 110 km/h to 100 km/h in the past four years and, where there is no evidence to support improved road safety outcomes, immediately change the speed limit back;

(iii) commit funding to upgrade regional council and arteria l roads currently posted at 110 km/h rather than further reduce speed limits; and

(iv) prioritise regional road maintenance when addressing the $400 million road maintenance backlog.

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Mypolonga Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 11:30 ): I move:

That this house calls on the state government to establish Mypolonga as a fruit fly exclusion zone and commit extra funding to biosecurity measures to protect against fruit fly threats and outbreaks in South Australia.

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Appropriation Bill 2015 - 30 June 2015

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 19:30 ): It truly is a delight to give an address to the Appropriation Bill 2015, and it is a delight to be speaking after the dinner break which is something we rarely do in these days of so-called family friendly sitting days. As a country member, I do not mind if we sit here half the night, but be that as it may.

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2015-16 State Budget

The Weatherill Labor Government has delivered a disastrous budget for all South Australians.

“As a result of the 2015-16 Budget it is estimated that the State’s net debt will reach $13.7 billion by 2017,” said Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

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Fruit Fly motion put to vote in Parliament

Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond spoke in parliament today in the hope to extend the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone and protect the Mypolonga region.

“Mypolonga is currently only regarded as a Fruit Fly Free area, unlike their neighbours in the Riverland who are in the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone”

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State Government are putting Country Road users at risk

Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond, and other members from the Liberal Party expressed their concerns in Parliament regarding the proposal of reducing country roads speed limits to 100 km per hour.

“This is not something you can be uncertain about, considering that it is peoples lives we are talking about.”

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Positive future for Dairy Plants

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, welcomed the news of United Dairy Power being purchased by Adelaide-based Beston Global Food Company (BGFC).

“It was a real shame to see the United Dairy Power doors close but more so the loss of jobs that were incurred as a result

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Murray Bridge to Adelaide bus service back in action

Residents of Murray Bridge and surrounding areas will be pleased to hear, the direct bus route from Murray Bridge to Adelaide will re-commence on Monday 27th July.

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick is certain many residents in the area will be delighted to hear the news.

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