Natural Resource’s Management Levy (NRM) Levies set to increase

Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond is very disappointed to see the NRM Levy increasing with the Natural Resources Committee agreeing on a $6.8 million increase for land and irrigation water charges. This increase is scheduled to come into effect as of July 01st.

“I presented to the State Parliament, Natural Resources Committee in February this year, opposing any substantial increases and it is truly disappointing to see this increase being accepted,” said Mr Pederick.

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Report into Domestic and Family Violence

An inquiry into domestic and family violence was recently conducted through the Social Development Committee, with the final report released on Wednesday 13th April.

“As part of the Social Development Committee, an inquiry into domestic and family violence was recently completed to better understand the nature and scope of domestic violence in South Australia,” said Mr Pederick.

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Finns Law now legislated

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is pleased to see the Statutes Amendment (Rights of Foster Parents, Guardians and Kinship Carers) Bill, known as Finns Law, become Legislation.

In the unfortunate circumstance of a foster child passing whilst in the care of an Other Person Guardian, the Statutes Amendment (Rights of Foster Parents, Guardians and Kinship Carers) Act will now provide them with the opportunity to be listed on the child’s Death Certificate.

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Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick has some concerns about the report presented by the Select Committee in relation to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

“In reference to the 31 recommendations in the Select Committee report I believe the evaluation on the use of the desalination plant and the investigation of a potential connector between Lake Albert and the Coorong as practical recommendations. However, I consider recommendation 14 outrageous,” said Mr Pederick.

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#murrayriverlife encourages safe river fun for upcoming long weekends

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick and the River Murray Boating and Recreational Advisory Group (RMBRAG) successfully lobbied the State Government for $20,000 of funding last year which commenced RMBRAG’s #murrayriverlife safety campaign.

“The campaign includes nine short safety messages which are presented in videos by world champion wakeboarder and Mildura local Bec Gange,” said Mr Pederick.

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Gender Identity & Equity Bill: Political correctness gone mad

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick believes the Gender Identity & Equity Bill is taking Legislation to an extreme level and doesn’t agree with its entirety.

“The Bill is expected to delete the word “woman” when referring to pregnancy and replace it with “person” meaning the person will be pregnant not a woman,” said Mr Pederick.

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Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy increase

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick today spoke to Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee (NRC) on behalf of many outraged residents in Hammond and greater South Australia.

“Regional South Australia is of great importance to the prosperity of the State. Those living in the regions need to be considered and preserved and this proposal doesn’t do either,” said Mr Pederick.

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Finn’s Law

The Statutes Amendment (Rights of Foster Parents and Guardians) Bill 2015 (Finn’s Law) introduced by Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has passed through the House of Assembly this morning.

The Bill will now go before the Legislative Council.

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Finn’s Law.

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, can confirm after much anticipation, that the Statutes Amendment (Rights of Foster Parents and Guardians) Bill 2015 (Finn’s Law) is expected to pass through the House of Assembly.

In collaboration with the State Government, it is envisaged that Finn’s Law will pass through the House of Assembly tomorrow morning at 10:30am.

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80 kilometre limit on Swanport Bridge to stay

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, recently met with Government representatives to discuss the future of the Swanport Bridge.

“After discussions with the Labor Government regarding the fate of the Swanport Bridge, I have been advised that the current speed restriction of 80km/h will continue into the long-term future,” said Mr Pederick.

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