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Murray Darling Basin Diversification Fund doomed

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick has demanded that the Weatherill Labor stops turning its back on the $25 million that the Federal Government allocated three years ago for the Murray Darling Basin Diversification Fund.

“There are a number of important projects in the Murrayland and Riverland communities that could benefit from this funding,” said Mr Pederick.

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Fire and Emergency Services (Volunteer Charters) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 11:17 ): I too rise to support my good friend the member for Morphett's amendment bill, which is the Fire and Emergency Services (Volunteer Charters) Amendment Bill 2015. I would just like to acknowledge my colleagues who are members of the CFS: the members for Morphett, Stuart, Finniss, MacKillop and Chaffey. My apologies if I have missed anyone.

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International Nurses Day

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond ) ( 12:29 ): I rise to support the motion:

That this house—

(a) recognises International Nurses Day celebrated annually on 12 May 2015;

(b) acknowledges this year's theme, Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective ; and

(c) congratulates South Australian nurses for their dedication and professionalism and the pivotal role they play in the advancement of all South Australians' health.

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Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:21 ): I rise today to speak about the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program South Australia, and I would like to quote from the Murray-Darling Basin Plan South Australian Implementation Strategy, which is signed off by the Premier and the minister in the other place (Hon. Ian Hunter). I quote from under the heading Regional Development:

 

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Pederick supports Gifford Hill in Parliament

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, called on the Weatherill Labor Government to support with the Murray Bridge Racing Club Gifford Hill development during a parliamentary debate yesterday.

“The Murray Bridge Racing Club plans are great for the region and, above all, will create huge employment and tourism opportunities,” Mr Pederick said.

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Finn’s Law fight continues with the introduction of Bill into Parliament

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has today re-introduced a Private Member’s Bill in State Parliament to amend the Statutes Amendment (Rights of Foster Parents and Guardians) Bill 2015.

The Bill, known as Finn’s Law, would give foster parents the option to be recognised on a death certificate if a child dies in their care and also give them the chance to be involved in funeral arrangements.

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Letter to the Editor: Round 39 Active Club Program

As the Member for Hammond, I wish to advise all sports and active recreation clubs that Round 39 of the Active Club Program has opened and encourage you to consider applying for the grants available under the Program.

The Active Club Program provides financial assistance to sport and active recreation organisations to strengthen and sustain these important community organisations.

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Liberals protect pensioners from cash grab

The State Liberals will protect South Australian pensioners from yet another cash grab by the Weatherill Government.

“The Weatherill Government is planning to abolish the pensioner concession on local government rates costing 160,000 South Australian pensioners up to $190 a year in additional rates,” said Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick.

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Local companies receive grants

Australian Saltworks facilites located at Mulgundawa and Thomas Foods International are recipients of grants to expand their facilities.

“Australian Saltworks are planning to upgrade it’s facilities with the assistance of the grant, which will in turn create new jobs and increase their capacity”, said Mr Pederick.

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Liberals cut taxes for South Australians

The State Liberals have committed to reversing the Weatherill Government’s savage increases to the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) if elected to government in 2018.

The Weatherill Labor Government’s massive increases to the ESL tax has hit homeowners, farmers, businesses, sporting clubs, community organisations, churches and independent schools.

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