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Mr PEDERICK: My question is to the Premier. Will the Premier update the house on how the government is delivering on its commitment to lower costs?

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Thomas Foods International

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:35): I congratulate you, Mr Speaker, not only on your fantastic, thumping election victory in Hartley but also on your ascension to that regal place you hold now.

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Murray Bridge Adelaide Metro bus service to be assessed

If elected, a Marshall Liberal Government will assess the feasibility of extending the Adelaide Metro public bus system to Murray Bridge.

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Murray Bridge Emergency Department upgrade

If elected, a Marshall Liberal Government will upgrade the Emergency Department at the Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

The upgrade will comprise a $7 million investment to improve the hospital’s vital services by doubling the number of resuscitation and treatment bays, as well as other significant improvements to the facilities.

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Hammond mobile phone black spots targeted

Some of the worst black spots in regional South Australia, including in the Hammond Electorate, will be targeted through a $10 million funding fix under a Marshall Liberal Government.

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has been fighting for mobile blackspot funding and welcomed the announcement with a number of notorious blackspots in his electorate.

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Liberals to cut waiting times for bowel cancer screening

An initiative to deliver vital bowel cancer procedures earlier and prevent cancer progressing will save lives in the Hammond Electorate.

As part of the State Liberals’ $5 million Bowel Cancer Prevention Initiative, the policy commits to:

1. Eradicate, within 12 months of the election, the overdue waiting list for a colonoscopy after a positive faecal occult blood test; 

2. Regularly publish the numbers and waiting times of people requiring a colonoscopy after a positive bowel cancer test result; and

3. Pursue the national time target for a colonoscopy after a positive bowel cancer test result.

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Supporting Thomas Foods International and Murray Bridge

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has said that the Murray Bridge community would be able to bounce back from the tragic structural fire that broke out at the largest employer in Murray Bridge, Thomas Foods International (TFI). 

“This incident is a tragedy and my thoughts are with TFI, their employees, individuals, primary producers, feedlotters, and freight operators who all have their livelihoods invested in this business,” said Mr Pederick.

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Whalers Housing Association

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has been advocating on behalf of Whalers Housing Association after they received a water bill of some $20,000.

“Whalers is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a home and services for disadvantaged people, including victims of domestic violence, homelessness and much more,” said Mr Pederick.

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Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence

If elected in March 2018 a Marshall Liberal Government will develop a personal protection mobile phone app to help protect victims of domestic violence in South Australia.

The Hammond Electorate continues to face challenges with domestic violence, with 25,000 reported instances of domestic violence across Australia last year.

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Marshall commits to supporting SA’s regions

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has today released a $9.5 million commitment to regional South Australia.

If elected, a Marshall Liberal Government will increase funding to Regional Development Australia (RDA) entities to $3 million per year.

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