Murray Darling Basin Plan needs to be delivered

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is committed to ensuring the Murray Darling Basin Plan is delivered in full.

“I am committed to seeing the full 3,200 gigalitres of water returned to the river system,” said Mr Pederick.

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Labor fails to support South Australian Farmers

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick today brought the Farm Debt Mediation Bill to vote in Parliament and due to the lack of support from the Labor Government, including the Minister Agriculture, the bill was not passed.

“The lack of support from the Weatherill Labor Government and Minister Bignell is disappointing to say the least,” said Mr Pederick.

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Recreational Sport Funding

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is pleased to announce two possible funding opportunities for recreational sporting facilities and associations within the Hammond Electorate.

“Applications are now open for Round 42 of the Active Club Program and Round one of the Female Facilities Program,” said Mr Pederick.

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Four Knot Zone Removed

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick is pleased to advise the four knot zone in place at Long Island Reserve, Murray Bridge, has now been removed.

“In 2009 the restriction was initially put in place due to safety concerns after the river was exposed to extensive slumping and erosion,” said Mr Pederick.

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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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