Volunteer Screening Checks

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:38): My question is to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing. Can the minister explain how the government is making it faster and less expensive for volunteers to get screening checks in South Australia?

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Riverland Biosecurity

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:51): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Can the minister update the house on the progress of the election commitment to install two new quarantine bins leading into the Riverland?

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Murray-Darling Basin Plan Question

Mr PEDERICK: My question is to the Minister for Environment and Water. Will the minister explain to the house how South Australia will benefit from yesterday's basin plan announcement from the commonwealth minister for agriculture and water?

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Cost of Living

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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New Horizons

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:06 :50 ): My question is to the Minister for Agriculture. In regard to the New Horizons initiative that was announced in the lead-up to the election, is the minister aware of the work Mr Clem Obst of Mundulla, who has been advocating the claying of sandy soils for the past 45 years and who was awarded an Order of Australia 10 years ago for developing and promoting clay spreading techniques to increase water efficiency and retention in sandy soils?

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Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:06 ): My question is for the Minister for Regional Development. When will the Murray Bridge Racing Club receive the $5 million from the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program for its Gifford Hill project considering that the member for Reynell said in this place, on 13 November 2014—

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Health Advisory Councils

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:54): My question is to the Minister for Health. Will the minister immediately lift the threshold at which HACs need central approval for expenditure from $25,000 to $75,000, as recommended by the Social Development Committee?

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Electricity Prices

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:28): My question is to the Minister for Regional Development. What are the likely impacts to regional employment after the increase in electricity prices paid by businesses, such as Golden North, who saw their annual power bill increase from $280,000 to $500,000?

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Regional Health Services

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:02): My question is to the Minister for Health. Can the minister inform the house how he is addressing the $150 million backlog in regional health infrastructure maintenance?

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Electricity Prices

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:44): My question is to the Minister for Energy. Given the minister asked ESCOSA to do an investigation into a 10 per cent increase in electricity prices last year, will he now ask ESCOSA to do an investigation into a further 18 per cent increase in electricity prices this year?

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