New Zealand Fur Seals continue to cause havoc

Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond is still strongly advocating for the State Labor Government and Minister Hunter to take serious action against the New Zealand Fur Seals which are wreaking havoc in the Lakes and Coorong.

“I reiterated the serious crisis which are facing the Lakes and Coorong during Estimates and again on 04th August in the State Parliament, this isn’t an issue that will just go away through being ignored,” said Mr Pederick.

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State Labor Government set to increase SA Ambulance Cover

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is disappointed to hear there will be another cost of living increase with an increase announced for interstate ambulance cover.

“The State Labor Government originally announced the removal of interstate cover earlier this year and received a great deal of opposition as interstate travel is a regular routine for South Australians whether it be for sport, business or travel,” said Mr Pederick

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Liberal’s Water Policy to support irrigators

Liberal Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is very pleased with the water allocation policy recently announced by the Marshall Liberal Team.

“This policy shows the transparency of an elected Liberal Government and provides an indication to irrigators throughout South Australia that the State Liberals support our regions,” said Mr Pederick.

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2016-17 State Budget

Adrian Pederick, Member for Hammond is disappointed with the 2016-17 State Budget as it fails to provide already struggling South Australians with much needed jobs and cost of living relief.

“Cost of living measures are lacking in this year’s State Budget, however the State Liberals have committed $360 million to provide South Australians with cost of living relief,” said Mr Pederick.

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Leila’s Lifeline passed through Parliament

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick today introduced a motion urging the State Government and the Minister for Health to implement a patient escalation policy with the inclusion of a medical intervention phone number, titled Leila’s Lifeline.

“I have introduced this motion to fulfil the wishes of Leila’s mother Edie, father Ricky and family and to also honour the life of little Leila,” said Mr Pederick

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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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