Landscape South Australia Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:59): I am proud to speak to the Landscape South Australia Bill. It is a much-needed birthday for the Natural Resources Management Act 2004. There is a whole range of reasons, which I will go into shortly, why it is a much-needed birthday, but just for the clarity of the house and for full transparency, my wife, who is an environmental scientist—as I have explained when I have spoken about natural resources before—was heavily involved in the establishment of what was called in the day 'integrated natural resources management'. The interesting thing is that before I was even elected into parliament—yes, I was preselected in 2004 and then elected in 2006—I had a little bit of inside knowledge of the operations of the act and how it went forward in the so-called management of our natural resources.

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Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) (Miscellaneous No 4) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:07): I rise to support this important bill, the Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) (Miscellaneous No 4) Amendment Bill, noting that we are the lead legislator in regard to any of this national law. The bill amends the Rail Safety National Safety (South Australia) Act 2012, being the national law, by inserting new provisions relating to drug and alcohol testing, to provide an additional exemption to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1991 and to implement routine amendments arising from the national law maintenance process.

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Summary Offences (Trespass on Primary Production Premises) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:08): I rise to support the farm trespass bill 2019. I think it is a reflection of what has happened in our communities across Australia in recent times that legislation across the country has had to be beefed up (no pun intended) to take on people who want to disrupt legitimate businesses—people who not just run legitimate businesses but in many cases, and in most cases, live on those businesses and it is their home, as I do at my farm at Coomandook.

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Surrogacy Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:00): I rise to speak to the Surrogacy Bill 2019. I note that it is a conscience vote on our side of the house and from what I understand it is a conscience vote for the opposition, so I will be very interested in the debate in regard to the Surrogacy Bill. I find this a very interesting debate because I was part of the Social Development Committee after I was elected to this place in 2006. On the reference made by the Hon. John Dawkins from the other place, we investigated surrogacy.

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Liquor Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:17): I rise to support the Liquor Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019. Basically, most of the amendments are technical in nature and they are principally in support of the recommendations arising from the Anderson liquor licensing review. The final stage of the liquor review act is to commence on 18 November this year, with all but one of the amendments commencing at the same time.

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Crown Land Management (Section 78B Leases) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:09): I rise with some delight to speak on the Crown Land Management (Section 78B Leases) Amendment Bill 2019. I note the interest in the bill, whether people are involved in Crown land shacks or shacks in national parks. I certainly note the interest of Mr Geoff Gallasch in that regard, who has a Coorong shack in a national park. However, this bill today is about shacks on Crown land.

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South Australian Employment Tribunal (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:45): I rise to support the South Australian Employment Tribunal (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2018. I acknowledge that we are in this position with this legislation because of a constitutional issue raised in the High Court decision of Burns v Corbett [2018] HCA 15.

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Valedictories

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (18:07): I want to make a brief contribution and give a Christmas message on the rising of the house for this year. It has been a fantastic year for us on this side. We managed to get on this side of the house, but it has been challenging at times, and I think everyone, wherever they sit in either this house or the other place, will be very keen to have more time with their family and friends over Christmas, and I wish them all the best for that.

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Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:40): I rise to continue the debate on the Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill. As I indicated earlier, our children are our most precious gift and we must do everything we can to protect them.

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Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill 2018

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:47): I rise to support the Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill 2018. I think that this is very important legislation to protect our children. I still like to think that I have relatively young kids, though one is not far from being an adult. I have a 17 year old and a 14 year old. Mack, the eldest, has just finished year 12. Thankfully, he has managed to get a job with Viterra at Coomandook, which is very handy. The young bloke, Angus, has completed year 9.

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