Environment Protection (Waste Reform) Amendment Bill

Second Reading Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (21:26): I rise to speak to the Environment Waste (Protection Reforms) Amendment Bill 2017. Waste management has come a significant way forward just in my lifetime. In a small country town like Coomandook I can show people—and they may see it when they drive through to Melbourne—that there is a small patch in the scrub line right next to the highway that used to be a local rubble road before the road was directed from Tailem Bend through Cooke Plains to Coomandook. Anyway, there is a patch right next to the highway that was the Coomandook dump. I can tell exactly where it was because there is nothing growing there but weeds.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 28 September 2017). Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (20:48): I rise to speak to the Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. I note that the bill was introduced by the Minister for Consumer and Business Services on 28 September this year and that it goes about amending the Residential Parks Act 2007.

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Boating Facilities Levy

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:52): I rise to support this motion by the member for Chaffey, which in the first part acknowledges the importance of having safe and adequate boating facilities across South Australia for boat owners and fishers but also condemns the state government for leaving $8.6 million of the boating facilities levy unspent in 2015-16. This has been an ongoing issue for years with boating facilities funds.

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Public Works Committee: Installation of Hybrid Turbines

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:25): I rise to speak on the Installation of Hybrid Turbines as a Long Term Backup Power Plant, the 575th report of the Public Works Committee. Let's make it perfectly clear that this is not going to be hybrid generation: this is diesel generation, diesel generation that this Labor government have been forced to bring in as an emergency measure because of their failed electricity and power reliability policies for almost 16 years.

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Statutes Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving) Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading (resumed on motion).

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (20:04): I rise to address the Statutes Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving) Amendment Bill 2017. Just before I make more in depth comments around the bill, it is interesting how far we have come in society with our debate around medicinal cannabis and even industrial hemp. Twenty-five years ago or so I can remember a local lady from Coomandook pushing the idea of a sustainable extra cropping alternative for dryland farmers in industrial hemp. Because of society's views at the time it did not make the grade, yet here we are, 25-odd years later, talking about not just industrial hemp but about medicinal cannabis.

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Statutes Amendment (Vehicle Inspections and South Eastern Freeway Offences) Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 August 2017.)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (20:57): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Vehicle Inspections and South Eastern Freeway Offences) Bill. The first thing I would like to mention is the fact that we pick on one major road. Yes, it is a road that I have driven down in its various guises before the new sections came through, with the tunnelling and the gradient that does not have a flat spot in it for that seven kilometres coming down from the South Eastern Freeway. In the old days, with Devil's Elbow, it flattened out around Eagle on the Hill. I would have come down that road many tens of thousands of times during my life.

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Statutes Amendment (Explosives) Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 27 September 2017.)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:18): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Explosives) Bill 2017. This bill, which was introduced in September, seeks to amend a couple of acts: the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Summary Offences Act 1953. What it is aiming to do as a bill is to make sure that the penalties for the possession, manufacture and use of explosive devices and related substances, apparatus and instructions are commensurate with the seriousness of the risk posed by the reckless and malicious use of improvised explosive devices.

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Noarlunga Hospital

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:26): I rise to support this motion by the member for Mitchell in support of the critical health services at Noarlunga Hospital, acknowledging the vital services those staff provide and the contributions they make at Noarlunga , expressing the fear they have of what is happening with Transforming Health but also acknowledging the cuts Labor has made in bringing the funding for Noarlunga Hospital from $31 million down to around $12 million. This goes on and on with health in this state.

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World Teachers' Day

Debate resumed.

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:54): I rise to support this motion supporting our school teachers and acknowledge the work that they do. Speaking after a contribution like that, which was amazing, and noting the time, I will have to try to keep it pretty concise.

My education certainly was not as colourful as that of the member for Giles—that was quite an interesting contribution. Most of my education was at Coomandook Area School for the first 10 years. I note one teacher, the late Alan Head. He was so convinced that we needed to know old-style dancing that he taught us old-style dancing in years 6 and 7. We would get out with the foxtrot, the military two and the military three. I still struggle a bit. I was trying to get my wife to dance with me at my son's debutante ball at Coomandook the other night, but—

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Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 5 July 2017.)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:21): I rise to make a contribution in regard to the Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. The government bill, which we are debating today, was introduced on 5 July 2017. It intends to amend the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 and deal with recommendations arising out of the 2016 review. It is noted that a bill was introduced in the other place by the Hon. John Darley to deal with an issue arising from the change of regulations in 2010.

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