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Environment and Food Production Area to include Rural City of Murray Bridge & Alexandrina Council

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is appalled by the Weatherill Labor Government’s lack of consultation with the Rural City of Murray Bridge (RCMB) and Alexandrina Council in relation to the Environment and Food Production Area (EFPA).

“I was only recently advised that area’s encompassing the RCMB and Alexandrina Council would be included in a newly proposed Environment and Food Production Area,” said Mr Pederick.

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Fur Seals

The Hon. T.J. STEPHENS ( 14:51 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation questions about the protection of the Coorong from New Zealand fur seals.

Leave granted.

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Surveillance Devices Bill

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 16:58 ): I rise to speak to the Surveillance Devices Bill 2015. I concur with a lot of the remarks that have been expressed already by the members for Schubert and Heysen. This bill will repeal the Listening and Surveillance Devices Act 1972 and make other amendments. From 2012 there has been a progression to try to get this bill through.

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Tour to look at export growth potential in Hammond

Much needed jobs growth through export opportunities will be a key area of discussion during a two-day tour of the Hammond Electorate by Shadow Minister for Investment and Trade Tim Whetstone.

Hosted by Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick, Mr Whetstone will meet with a wide range of stakeholders in the export industry on October 21 and 22.

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Federal backing to combat the New Zealand/Long-nosed Fur Seals

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has been informed by local Federal colleague, Tony Pasin MP, that the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt MP has indicted that the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act has no jurisdiction over action being taken in regards to a sustainable harvest of the New Zealand/Long-nosed fur seals.

“In the last few years the seals have become a major issue and have been wreaking havoc in the Lakes and Coorong,” said Mr Pederick.

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Gallipoli Centenary

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 11:45 ): I would like to commend motion by the member for Florey that this house notes the centenary of the battles of Lone Pine and The Nek at Gallipoli, gratefully acknowledges the courage and heroism displayed by the forces involved and the significant deaths and injuries suffered by the gallant ANZACs—the soldiers of Australia and New Zealand—and the tenacity of the opposing Turkish forces.

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Belvidere War Memorial

 

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:18 ): I rise today to speak on the Belvidere soldiers' war memorial, a memorial which pays tribute to the great sacrifices servicemen from the area made for our country. Before I speak on the history of this memorial and its significance, I would like to advise the house of what has brought me to be speaking on this today. Work needs to be undertaken at the intersection of the Strathalbyn-Milang-Langhorne Creek roads at Belvidere as a contributor to the federal allocated Black Spot funding program.

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Jumps Racing

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. L.W.K. Bignell:

That this house establish a select committee to inquire into and report on jumps racing in South Australia, and in particular:

(a) whether or not it should be banned; and

(b) any related matters.

(Continued from 4 June 2015).

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Belvidere’s Soldiers Memorial at risk

Over 70 outraged residents of the Belvidere area attended a community forum Thursday night where Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick listened and acknowledged the significant history the triangle of trees hold.

“Work is to be undertaken at the intersection of Strathalbyn/Milang/Langhorne Creek roads at Belvidere,” said Mr Pederick.

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SA’s Time Zone to stay as it is

The State Liberals have opposed the Government’s push to move South Australia’s time zone to Eastern Standard Time (EST), resulting in the Weatherill Labor Government formally abandoning its ill-considered push to change the time zone.

“The State Liberals listened to the strong views put forward by people right across the State,” said Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

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