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Backflip on Grain Harvest Code a huge win for farmers

Following several weeks of uncertainty for South Australian farmers, the CFS has announced that the Grain Harvest Code of Practice will remain unchanged for the 2023-24 harvest season.

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FIRE DANGER RATING SYSTEM

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:36): I rise today to speak about a very valuable time for farmers coming into this time of the year and over the next few months—harvest. Over the last couple of weeks, there has been a huge discussion in country areas and in city media as well about the cease harvest threshold fire danger rating system. It has shocked me to think that this has come from somewhere in the bureaucracy of the CFS. I acknowledge, as has been acknowledged before, I am a proud member of the CFS. They are a fantastic organisation with their 13,000 members. The dialogue around this has been scary, to put it in plain language.

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FUNDING FOR REGIONAL ROAD PROJECTS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:13): My question is to the Minister for Regional Roads. Has the minister received assurances from the federal government that funding for the Truro bypass, Princes Highway corridor upgrade and road maintenance and safety programs will not be cut? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.

Leave granted.

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ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL ROADS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:11): My question is to the Minister for Regional Roads. When does the minister expect to complete his analysis of all regional South Australian roads and will the report be released publicly? With your leave, and that of the house, sir, I will explain.

Leave granted.

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CEASE HARVEST THRESHOLD

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:31): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Can the minister update the house on the proposed changes to the cease harvest threshold in the grain harvest code? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.

Leave granted.

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APPROPRIATION BILL 2023 - POST ESTIMATES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:00): I rise today to speak on the estimates committees and the aftermath of those committees; it is always an interesting process. I would first like to acknowledge Minister Geoff Brock, the member for Stuart. It was good to have a conversation with him earlier today and see that he is on the way to better health after having had a quadruple bypass. There were some significant little dramas along the way, not just involving him directly, but he is here and I applaud that.

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Proposed changes to Grain Harvest Code will have huge ramifications for our grain industry

Shadow Minister for Emergency Services and Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick MP together with Shadow Minister for Primary Industries the Hon Nicola Centofanti MLC are standing with South Australian farmers and Grain Producers SA in opposing the proposed changes to the Grain Harvesting Code of Practice. 

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Hope fades for regional SA road projects as Labor remains silent on infrastructure review

The Opposition is calling on Labor to reveal the future of crucial regional road and infrastructure projects that were subject to a 90-day review which ended this month.

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Honouring sacrifice and reflecting on 50 years since the end of Australia's Vietnam War involvement

This year's Vietnam Veterans' Day is an important opportunity to reflect on 50 years since the end of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Monarto Safari Park to welcome three mighty elephants

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick MP is thrilled by the recent news that Monarto Safari Park is set to welcome elephants back to South Australia.

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