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Child Protection Screening

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) ( 14:44 ): Supplementary, sir: my understanding is that these checks are at least cost neutral, so why don't you just employ more people in the checking department?

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Federal Budget

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:18 ): Sometimes I wonder if I live in the same universe as members opposite. I too want to make some comments in regard to the federal government and the great things they have done with their federal budget that was handed down on Tuesday night.

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Health Care (Administration) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 17:05 ): I rise to support the Health Care (Administration) Amendment Bill 2015. This bill was tabled by the minister on 11 February 2015 and is the same as the 2013 and 2014 bills which lapsed when parliament was prorogued in both years. Some of the issues that this bill deals with include fees for services provided by the South Australian Ambulance Service not involving ambulance transport. Section 59 of the act allows the minister to set fees by notice in the gazette to be charged for ambulance services which is defined in a way which is limited to transportation in an ambulance.

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Local Government (Gawler Park Lands) Amendment Bill

Second Reading


Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:52 ): I also rise to support the Local Government (Gawler Park Lands) Amendment Bill 2015. As the member for Goyder indicated, I do have family connections going a long, long way back in my family. In fact, my forebears, William and Mary Pederick, who came out in 1840, are both buried at Gawler River along with their son, Robert Adams, and his family. In closer terms, both sets of grandparents—the Dutton family, who were at Freeling and then in Gawler, and on my father's side, Len and Dorothy Pederick—were living for many decades in the Gawler region, whether directly in Gawler or in the Angle Vale area, as were their forebears.

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Coomandook Area School is out of service

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, raised the plight of Coomandook Area School’s non-existent internet service in Parliament yesterday.

A tower was put up on the south-western side of the silos at Coomandook to allow the school to access the internet.

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Jumps Racing

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 11:34 ): I rise to speak to the motion that the Minister for Racing has moved:

  1. That in the opinion of this house, a joint committee be appointed to inquire into and report on jumps racing in South Australia and whether it should be banned.
  2. In the event of a joint committee being appointed, the House of Assembly should be represented by three members of the House of Assembly, of whom two shall form a quorum of the House of Assembly members necessary to be present at all sittings of the committee .
  3. That a message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting the foregoing resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto.
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Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) (Blood Testing for Diseases) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 17:34 ): I rise to speak to the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) (Blood Testing for Diseases) Amendment Bill. I note the comments from our deputy leader, the member for Bragg, that the government has not acknowledged the work of the opposition, and I note the good work that has been done on this side.

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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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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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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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