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Mr Henry Jones

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:01): I move:

That this house expresses its deep regret at the death of Mr Henry Jones and places on record its appreciation of his long and tireless commitment to the River Murray and the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Supply Bill 2014 - Second Reading

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:30): Madam Deputy Speaker, I will acknowledge that I am not the lead speaker.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: You are not the lead speaker; thank you.

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Thanking all volunteers

I would like to take this opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution of the many unsung heroes who volunteer their time and efforts in the Hammond community, as we celebrate National Volunteer Week.

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Is Murray Bridge TAFE safe?

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has called on Regional Development Minister, Geoff Brock, to seek assurances from the Weatherill Labor Government about the ongoing operation of the Murray Bridge TAFE campus.

“The Murray Bridge TAFE campus is vitally important to the Murraylands region and the Minister for Regional Development needs to ensure its ongoing viability,” said Mr Pederick.

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Health on Fleurieu requires Government attention

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick has called on Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock to investigate concerns about health services on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The State Liberals understand that the Southern Fleurieu Cancer Support and Resource Group is facing service closures.

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Address in Reply

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:45): Thank you, Mr Speaker. In my opening remarks, I would like to congratulate you on retaking the very significant post of Speaker. I certainly noted your reluctance on taking that position two days previously in this parliament. I would also like to acknowledge Madam Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees, the member for Florey, for her rise to that position.

Ms Bedford: Meteoric.

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Pederick motion puts Government on notice

State Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick has moved a Private Members Motion on the first day of Parliament calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to provide support and funding to the Murray Bridge Racing Club Gifford Hill Development.

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Country Health Services

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:04): I rise today to speak about the lack of appropriate health services available to Hammond residents living in Goolwa and the Fleurieu Peninsula as well. The Fleurieu Peninsula is one of the many magnificent regional areas to live in in South Australia, and sustained population growth in the area reflects this. However, I am continually contacted about concerns regarding the lack of appropriate services available to the area, particularly regarding health.

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Marshall establishes Regional Affairs Committee

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has established an internal working committee responsible for keeping the Weatherill Labor Government to account with its post-election commitment to re-establish confidence in South Australia’s regional communities.

The Regional Affairs Committee, to be chaired by Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, will be concerned with all matters regarding regional South Australia and hopes to work closely with recently appointed Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock.

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Weatherill Labor Government must reinstate funding to ABA

The Weatherill Labor Government must reinstate $100,000 in annual funding to the Advisory Board of Agriculture (ABA).

The Advisory Board of Agriculture (ABA) has been dedicated to excellence in agriculture and the promotion of primary production as a career for the past 125 years, but the Weatherill Labor Government ceased funding to the Board from July 2012.

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