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Strathalbyn to trial After Hours Nurse-led Clinic to replace Emergency Department

The Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network have announced the trial of an After Hours Nurse-led Clinic to replace the Emergency Department at the Strathalbyn and Districts Health Service. 

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RIVER MURRAY FLOOD INQUIRY

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:21): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Will the government establish an independent inquiry into the preparation, response and recovery of the 2022-23 River Murray flood event and, if not, why not?

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MR JOHN ALI

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:25): I rise today to talk in my supply grieve about my constituent Mr John Ali of Murray Bridge. As a 22 year old, Mr Ali worked as a diesel mechanic for International Harvester. In 1971, his employer asked him to travel to Canberra to meet with government officials. He was honoured and very naive. He in fact met with Malcolm Fraser, Minister for Defence, and was asked to serve his country on a top-secret mission. His mission was to deliver 600 military trucks and 150 four-wheeled trailers through Vietnam to Cambodia. His mission was so secret he was told he could only tell his parents and his spouse and no-one else, not even work colleagues. Mr Ali signed defence secrecy documents.

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Liberals celebrate Members of the South Australian Parliament Active Military Service Board

The South Australian Liberal Party was pleased to attend the important unveiling of the Members of the South Australian Parliament Active Military Service Board on Thursday. 

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THOMAS FOODS INTERNATIONAL RECOMMISSIONING

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:12): I rise today to talk about the recommissioning of Thomas Foods, or the commissioning of a new plant after five years and five months of quite turbulent and busy times since that terrible fire of 3 January 2018, when some welding sparked a terrible fire, which in the end saw the whole plant just on the edge of Murray Bridge burn to the ground, putting 1,500 people out of work. It is so pleasing to see Darren Thomas and his team commit to building the new plant, worth many, many tens of millions of dollars, about 10 kilometres outside Murray Bridge.

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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: TRURO BYPASS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:11): I rise to speak on this parliamentary Public Works Committee consideration being sought for the Truro bypass project. I would like to think this is more of a project about the appropriate freight route around Truro because it is a significant part of our freight network, with up to 700 heavy vehicles a day going through Truro. This is part of a $202 million project set up by the former Liberal government's 2021 budget.

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RESCUE HELICOPTER FLEET

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:50): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services.

Members interjecting:

Mr PEDERICK: Seriously.

The SPEAKER: Order! Member for Hammond, put your question.

Mr PEDERICK: Does the government plan on replacing the state's rescue helicopter fleet? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.

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POINT TURTON ROYAL VOLUNTEER COASTAL PATROL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:49): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Can the minister advise whether the Point Turton Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol will be given a replacement vessel? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.

Leave granted.

Mr PEDERICK: The patrol's current 1985 vessel has been deemed only suitable to travel two nautical miles off the coast of Point Turton due to its age.

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EMERGENCY SERVICE VEHICLES

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:48): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. How many emergency service vehicles currently have automatic vehicle locators, and will the government continue to roll these out to all vehicles?

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Advocating to bring AFL Gather Round to Hammond

Following the inaugural AFL Gather Round, Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick MP has asked the State Government and the AFL to consider holding a game at a venue in the Hammond electorate.

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