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STATUTES AMENDMENT (SOUTH EASTERN FREEWAY OFFENCES) BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:44): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (South Eastern Freeway Offences) Bill. I note that we are trying to get some fairness and equity into this legislation, notwithstanding the safety outcomes that we need and must always look for when we are introducing legislation like this.

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GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS MANAGEMENT (DESIGNATED AREA) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:55): I rise to support the Genetically Modified Crops Management (Designated Area) Amendment Bill 2019. Much has been said about science and much has been said about time, and I am going to add a little bit more to this debate. Quite frankly, it is ridiculous that our farmers have been denied this technology for the last 15 years simply based on ideology, and it is ideology.

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Hammond Electorate

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:40): I rise today to talk about one sad happening in my electorate, amongst a lot of growth in my electorate as well. I mourn the closure in a couple of years' time of the Big W distribution centre at Monarto. It is a massive centre set on 35,000 square metres under cover and employs 212 people—that is, 212 individuals, not full-time equivalents. I want to thank Paul Crossley from the Woolworths government relations team for at least discussing this issue with me.

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National Science Week

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:31): I rise to support this excellent motion by Dr Richard Harvey, the member for Newland:

That this house—

(a) recognises that National Science Week is held from 10 to 18 August 2019;

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Illicit Drug Use

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:34): I rise to support the motion moved by the member for Newland:

That this house—

(a) acknowledges the state government's strong focus on preventing the uptake of illicit drug use, reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drugs and offering pathways out of harmful drug use;

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Negative Gearing

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:01): I rise to support the motion moved by the member for Waite:

That this house opposes Bill Shorten and Labor's plans to abolish negative gearing and increase capital gains tax by 50 per cent, which would damage Australia's housing market and destroy equity in people's homes.

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Defence Shipbuilding

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:42): I rise to support the motion:

That this house—

(a) welcomes the federal Liberal government's commitment to the $90 billion shipbuilding program, which will secure the future of South Australia's defence industry for decades;

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Bushfires and Emergency Services

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:13): As a proud member of the Country Fire Service, I am happy to support this motion supporting our emergency services, our volunteers and our community. I think 'community' is the word here because what happens when we have these disasters is that a whole community gets together. We have seen it whether it has been at Yorketown or whether it has been in the Mid North. We have had some fires in the Mallee as well, and obviously in recent times we have seen the ongoing fires in Queensland and New South Wales.

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World Routes Aviation Conference

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:50): I would like to support the amended motion that was put by the Minister for Primary Industries. I just wish sometimes that people would concentrate a bit more on what happens in here. The member for Mawson indicated that we were churlish and childish in not acknowledging what the previous government had done, when the amendment that we want to insert actually reads:

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TAFE SA Reviews

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:48): I rise to support this motion by the member for Heysen:

That this house—

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