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Address in Reply

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:45): Thank you, Mr Speaker. In my opening remarks, I would like to congratulate you on retaking the very significant post of Speaker. I certainly noted your reluctance on taking that position two days previously in this parliament. I would also like to acknowledge Madam Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees, the member for Florey, for her rise to that position.

Ms Bedford: Meteoric.

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Pederick motion puts Government on notice

State Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick has moved a Private Members Motion on the first day of Parliament calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to provide support and funding to the Murray Bridge Racing Club Gifford Hill Development.

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Country Health Services

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:04): I rise today to speak about the lack of appropriate health services available to Hammond residents living in Goolwa and the Fleurieu Peninsula as well. The Fleurieu Peninsula is one of the many magnificent regional areas to live in in South Australia, and sustained population growth in the area reflects this. However, I am continually contacted about concerns regarding the lack of appropriate services available to the area, particularly regarding health.

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Marshall establishes Regional Affairs Committee

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has established an internal working committee responsible for keeping the Weatherill Labor Government to account with its post-election commitment to re-establish confidence in South Australia’s regional communities.

The Regional Affairs Committee, to be chaired by Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, will be concerned with all matters regarding regional South Australia and hopes to work closely with recently appointed Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock.

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Weatherill Labor Government must reinstate funding to ABA

The Weatherill Labor Government must reinstate $100,000 in annual funding to the Advisory Board of Agriculture (ABA).

The Advisory Board of Agriculture (ABA) has been dedicated to excellence in agriculture and the promotion of primary production as a career for the past 125 years, but the Weatherill Labor Government ceased funding to the Board from July 2012.

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State Liberals call on Weatherill Labor Government to increase funding to RDAs

State Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick has called on the Weatherill Labor Government to increase funding to seven South Australian Regional Development Australia (RDA) offices.

Following substantial cuts from the Weatherill Labor Government, RDAs receive only $1.4 million in annual funding.

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Positive signs for Gifford Hill development

There are positive signs for the stalled Murray Bridge Racing Club Gifford Hill development.

In a meeting with the new Minister responsible for regional South Australia Geoff Brock on Monday, Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, raised the Murray Bridge Racing Club Gifford Hill development.

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Here to fight for Hammond

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Hammond community for its involvement in the South Australian 2014 State Election.

I am humbled to be re-elected as your representative in the Parliament of South Australia with over 64 per cent of the two party prefered vote.

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Pederick puts PATS on the agenda

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has written to new Regional Development Minister, Geoff Brock, about the distance threshold of the Patients Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS).

PATS allows South Australians living in rural locations to claim financial assistance to help pay for travel, escort and accommodation costs when they travel over 100 kilometres each way to see a specialist.

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Pederick invites Brock to visit Hammond

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has invited new Regional Development Minister, Geoff Brock, to visit the electorate of Hammond.

“I have already made contact with the Minister inviting him to Hammond to discuss a number of exciting projects important to the economic growth of the region,” said Mr Pederick.

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