Environment and Food Production Area to include Rural City of Murray Bridge & Alexandrina Council

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is appalled by the Weatherill Labor Government’s lack of consultation with the Rural City of Murray Bridge (RCMB) and Alexandrina Council in relation to the Environment and Food Production Area (EFPA).

“I was only recently advised that area’s encompassing the RCMB and Alexandrina Council would be included in a newly proposed Environment and Food Production Area,” said Mr Pederick.

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Tour to look at export growth potential in Hammond

Much needed jobs growth through export opportunities will be a key area of discussion during a two-day tour of the Hammond Electorate by Shadow Minister for Investment and Trade Tim Whetstone.

Hosted by Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick, Mr Whetstone will meet with a wide range of stakeholders in the export industry on October 21 and 22.

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Federal backing to combat the New Zealand/Long-nosed Fur Seals

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick has been informed by local Federal colleague, Tony Pasin MP, that the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt MP has indicted that the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act has no jurisdiction over action being taken in regards to a sustainable harvest of the New Zealand/Long-nosed fur seals.

“In the last few years the seals have become a major issue and have been wreaking havoc in the Lakes and Coorong,” said Mr Pederick.

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Belvidere’s Soldiers Memorial at risk

Over 70 outraged residents of the Belvidere area attended a community forum Thursday night where Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick listened and acknowledged the significant history the triangle of trees hold.

“Work is to be undertaken at the intersection of Strathalbyn/Milang/Langhorne Creek roads at Belvidere,” said Mr Pederick.

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SA’s Time Zone to stay as it is

The State Liberals have opposed the Government’s push to move South Australia’s time zone to Eastern Standard Time (EST), resulting in the Weatherill Labor Government formally abandoning its ill-considered push to change the time zone.

“The State Liberals listened to the strong views put forward by people right across the State,” said Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

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Local Member denied access to Fur Seal Committee

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick has been denied access to the working committee targeting the overabundant New Zealand/Long-Nosed Fur Seals.

Mr Pederick has been told it would not be appropriate for him to attend the committee meetings.

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New Zealand/Long-nosed Fur Seals petition

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, has today tabled a petition in Parliament with 1,594 signatures calling on the State Government to immediately identify and implement an over-abundant native species management plan and to include a Sustainable Harvest of the New Zealand Fur Seals.

“It is great to see the support received from my electorate and beyond around the issue,” said Mr Pederick.

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Another outrageous proposal by the State Government

The Weatherill Labor Government have yet again shown their irrationality when it comes to making decisions to better the State of South Australia.

“It has come to my attention that the State Government has developed a proposal to build a Seal Viewing Platform at the Goolwa Barrages.” Said Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond.

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Finn’s Law fight continues

On Wednesday this week a group of Finn’s Law supporters walked from Crafers to Parliament House where Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond, joined them in a rally.

“The Statutes Amendment (Rights of Foster Parents and Guardians) Bill 2015 is a bill I re-introduced, which seeks to provide foster parents and guardians with more rights in relation to funeral arrangements if a child were to die in the care of a foster parent,” said Mr Pederick.

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2015-16 State Budget

The Weatherill Labor Government has delivered a disastrous budget for all South Australians.

“As a result of the 2015-16 Budget it is estimated that the State’s net debt will reach $13.7 billion by 2017,” said Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

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