VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL - 9/6/21

Mr PEDERICK: I first want to make the comment that I think we had a very respectful discussion a fortnight ago in this place. Everyone knows my position on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2020. At the finish, I will not be supporting it but I will be supporting any amendments that seek to improve the bill along the way, and I appreciate the work done by the deputy leader and the member for Davenport in coming to agreement on those amendments. It shows what can be done in this place.

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VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL - 26/5/21

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (22:02): I rise to speak to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2020. I have been one who has made it perfectly clear where I am going to go on this bill, and I will not be supporting it. I will watch the debate with interest when we get to the committee stage, on the 124 clauses, to see what amendments I either support or not support. I note the amendments put forward by the member for Davenport in getting institutional rights of conscientious objection up, and I commend him for that.

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MARTINDALE HALL (PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT) BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:36): I, too, rise to speak to the Martindale Hall (Protection and Management) Bill. My first few comments are that there has been a lot of misinformation about what we are trying to do here as a government with this bill. Last night, I was talking to a friend of mine who said, 'You're just going to sell it because that's what they said on the radio.' I said, 'Don't believe everything you hear.' That is not going to happen. What has been put so well in this place already by the member for Flinders is that it is about an opportunity for public ownership and private entrepreneurialism to make this gem really shine.

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PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE (CONSTITUTION OF COMMISSION) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:13): I rise to speak to the Planning and Development Infrastructure (Constitution of Commission) Amendment Bill, moved by the member for Light, and support all the comments made by the Deputy Premier and the member for Schubert. Planning can be fraught and, at the ground level, different planners can have different views.

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TAFE, REGIONAL BOARDS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:12): I rise to speak to this motion by the member for Mount Gambier and note the amendment moved by the education minister. I note the original motion:

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HEALTH CARE (GOVERNANCE) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:14): I rise to make a contribution in relation to the Health Care (Governance) Amendment Bill 2020. The background of this bill has a long history. It is the second stage of the Marshall Liberal government's commitment to decentralise decision-making in the public health system through the establishment of metropolitan and regional governing boards. The Health Care (Governance) Amendment Bill 2019 lapsed by prorogation on 19 December 2019 before it could be passed to implement the second stage of the government's commitment to decentralise decision-making in the public health system.

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VETERANS ORGANISATIONS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:29): I move:

That this house—

(a) signals its support for the South Australian veterans community; and

(b) recognises the deep and important roles ex-service organisations play in providing advice, support and community for veterans in South Australia.

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SUPPLY BILL 2021

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (20:19): I rise to make a few comments in regard to the Supply Bill 2021 and note that the amount of money we are authorising so we can write the cheques for the Public Service and others is $6,161,000,000. That gives assent for enough finance to get us through until we have the Appropriation Bill debate and all the debate around it. We have based this figure on the actual appropriations that were required for the first four months of the 2020-21 financial year. The passage of the bill is essential to enable the operations of government to be paid for the period 1 July 2021 until the Appropriation Bill is approved.

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DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES (LPG CYLINDER LABELLING) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK: I rise to make a brief contribution in regard to the Dangerous Substances (LPG Cylinder Labelling) Amendment Bill. This bill has come about because of the tragic death of—

 

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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (SAFETY) (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:05): I rise today to speak on the Children and Young People (Safety) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill. This bill ensures that the legislative framework for children in care in South Australia is efficient, responsive and inclusive. It prioritises amendments that seek to strengthen the effective and efficient operation of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017, the principal act.

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