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Hammond to receive Road Blackspot Funding

The Federal Government recently announced a $5.5 million funding package which will see two dozen South Australian road blackspots addressed, including two within the Hammond Electorate.

“As the Member for Hammond, I am very pleased with this announcement and look forward to works commencing on the allocated areas,” said Mr Pederick.

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Copper to the World Conference

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:37): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the Minister for Energy and Mining provide an update on last week's Copper to the World Conference?

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Sunderland, Mr J.

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:20): Today, I rise to pay tribute to a truly great radio man and a great man all round, Jeff Sunderland or Sundo, as he was known. On Monday 2 July 2018, South Australia lost a radio and media legend, Jeff Sunderland, who was expected to celebrate his 74th birthday next week. Despite the best efforts of colleagues and emergency services personnel, unfortunately he died suddenly on Monday at 5MU radio station in Murray Bridge.

Jeff was a highly respected and loved host at 5MU and had been a dedicated member of the team for the last 10 years.

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Infrastructure SA Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:52): I rise to speak to the introduction of the Infrastructure SA Bill 2018. I think this is something that has been sorely needed for so long in this state. Infrastructure planning has gone out of the window in past times, with priorities being made on political levels with political one-upmanship on whether a project should happen just because a particular government thinks it will be popular.

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Farm Debt Mediation Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:34): Thank you, Mr Acting Deputy Speaker. You do a fine job in your role at the moment, as you do as the deputy whip and as the member for Newland. I rise to speak to and absolutely support the Farm Debt Mediation Bill. As this house knows, I come from a farming background. My family goes back to 1840, when they settled in Plympton and had a little farm and boot shop, and then they eventually ended up at Gawler River, Angle Vale and then down at Coomandook, where I have lived all my life on the family farm.

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Regional Growth Fund

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:00): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. You are very popular. How will the Regional Growth Fund assist to grow the regional economy and create jobs?

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Cross-Border Commissioner

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:29): I rise to make a few comments on the cross-border commissioner motion brought to us by the member for Mount Gambier.

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Limitation of Actions (Child Sexual Abuse) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:42): I rise to make a brief contribution to the Limitation of Actions (Child Sexual Abuse) Amendment Bill 2018. This bill fulfils the Marshall Liberal government's election commitment to abolish the limitation of actions period with respect to claims of child sexual abuse. It amends the Limitation of Actions Act 1936. So our government will improve access to justice for victims and recognises the importance of compensation for crimes committed against those who are survivors of child sexual abuse.

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South Australian Productivity Commission Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (19:52): I rise to support the South Australian Productivity Commission Bill 2018. This bill enables the establishment of the South Australian productivity commission as a statutory authority, reporting through the Premier as the responsible minister.

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Public Works Committee: Port Road Drainage Project

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:36): I rise to speak to the first report of the Public Works Committee in the 54th parliament regarding stage 2 of the Port Road Drainage Project and commend the committee, with members from both sides of the house making sure we get the right outcome as far as drainage works on Port Road are concerned. This is a continuation of the works identified in the City of Charles Sturt Port Road Rejuvenation—Stormwater Management Plan.

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