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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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Overabundant New Zealand Fur Seals require immediate management

Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has called on the Weatherill Labor Government to immediately prepare and implement an “Overabundant Native Species Management Plan”.

In South Australia, the New Zealand Fur Seals population is over 100,000.

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Labor’s training reform to have negative effect on RTO’s

The proposed Training Reform announced by the Weatherill Labor Government will have a negative effect on Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s), according to Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

“Registered Training Organisations play a huge part in delivering quality training across the State. Many organisations are stressing to the South Australian Government that removing access to accredited training could spell the end of their businesses,” said Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

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Family Relationships (Surrogacy) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 11:03 ): I rise to support the Family Relationships (Surrogacy) Amendment Bill. This bill was introduced by my colleague and good friend the Hon. John Dawkins MLC from another place. It seeks to amend the Family Relationships Act 1975 and to make a related amendment to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 1988. Obviously, this all relates to the Statutes Amendment (Surrogacy) Act 2009.

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Community Sport and Recreation

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 11:58 ): I rise to support this excellent motion by the member for Chaffey which reads:

That this house—

(a) recognises the benefits of grassroots community sport and recreation to South Australia; and
(b) urges the state government to reverse its decision to reduce funding to the Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program by $3.5 million per annum from 2015- 16.

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Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 16:42 ): I rise to speak to the Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2015, and I will assure the parliament that I have no notes on the Magna Carta, which is a shame.

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Appropriation Bill 2015 - 2 June 2015

Mr PEDERICK: Come on, Bronwyn! Anyway, I think it is disgraceful when we have these black spots for phone towers on our regional highways. I know some of it is not in my electorate now but, when you go out through to Karoonda and Mindarie, where the Mindarie mine was operating, there were certainly very good spots for two towers: one at Wynarka and one at Mindarie.

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