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Ms Abbie Ballard

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:06): I rise to speak about a young gun footballer whose name is Abbie Ballard. She happens to live on a property next to us at Coomandook, and she is only 14 years old. With so many exciting opportunities arising in female football, it is great to see so many people taking part. Recently, the under-15 schoolgirls' state team returned home to South Australia after a week in Maroochydore competing at the School Sport Australia National Football Championships. The team had a great week both on and off the field, also seeing great individual success with two all-Australian selections.

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Economic and Finance Committee: Inquiry Into Local Government Rate Capping Policies

Adjourned debate on motion of Mr Odenwalder:

That the 91 st report of the committee, entitled Inquiry into Local Government Rate Capping Policies, be noted.

(Continued from 27 July 2016.)

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 11:25 ): I rise to finalise my remarks in regard to the Economic and Finance Committee's 91st report, entitled Inquiry into Local Government Rate Capping Policies. At the end of my recent comments in this house, I was talking about how people who are residents in local government areas are keen to make sure that they get appropriate services for their rates.

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Murray Bridge Events

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:10 ): I want to talk today about a couple of events I attended over the most recent weekend, one being the Murray Bridge Show and one being the International Pedal Prix held at Murray Bridge. Both these events are great events for the region and attract tens of thousands of people to the region over the weekend.

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Four Knot Zone Removed

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is pleased to advise the four knot zone in place at Long Island Reserve, Murray Bridge, has now been removed.

“In 2009 the restriction was initially put in place due to safety concerns after the river was exposed to extensive slumping and erosion,” said Mr Pederick.

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Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 20 September 2016.)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:30): I rise to speak to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Bill 2016. I note that this is:

A Bill for an Act to minimise the risk to children posed by persons who work or volunteer with them; to provide for the screening of persons who want to work or volunteer with children; to provide for a system of accountability for persons working or volunteering with children; to prohibit those who pose an unacceptable risk to children from working or volunteering with children; to provide for a central assessment unit to undertake screening of persons who want to work or volunteer with children; and for other purposes.

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Statutes Amendment (South Australian Employment Tribunal) Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 4 August 2016.)

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 16:25 ): Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for noticing me. I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (South Australian Employment Tribunal) Bill, and note that last year the Attorney-General's Department released the Transforming Employment Dispute Resolution, which outlined the rationale for establishing the one-stop shop for employment-related disputes—one being the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

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Births, Deaths and Marriages (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill

 Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 4 August 2016.)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:39): I rise to speak to the Births, Deaths and Marriages (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill 2016. From the outset, it will probably not come as any surprise to anyone that I will not be supporting this bill. Looking at it, I do believe it is delving into spaces that we are not legally liable for as a state parliament. I certainly believe that it is a Trojan Horse for gay marriage. I say that because people under this bill do not even have to have gender reassignment to alter their idea of where they are in regard to gender.

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New Zealand Fur Seals continue to cause havoc

Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond is still strongly advocating for the State Labor Government and Minister Hunter to take serious action against the New Zealand Fur Seals which are wreaking havoc in the Lakes and Coorong.

“I reiterated the serious crisis which are facing the Lakes and Coorong during Estimates and again on 04th August in the State Parliament, this isn’t an issue that will just go away through being ignored,” said Mr Pederick.

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Appropriation Bill 2016

Estimates Committees

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (10:55): I advise the house that I am not the lead speaker in regard to the estimates reply. I will say in my lead-in comments that I did appreciate the work of both chairs of these committees, the members for Florey and Little Para, who sometimes had to put up with interjections and frustration, but I think they did the job good service considering what was going on. I guess the disappointing thing—

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Appropriation Bill 2016 - Appropriation Grievance

Adjourned debate to note grievances (resumed on motion)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:41): I rise to make a further contribution in regard to the Appropriation Bill 2016. The member for Heysen gave a very eloquent appraisal of what the government is doing with the privatisation of the Lands Titles Office, and I want to add a few words. Conveyancers from my electorate have expressed to me what they believe is the high risk of this information of land title. It is like everything, as in the movie, a man’s, or a woman’s, I should say as well—

An honourable member interjecting:

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