LOCAL GOVERNMENT (CASUAL VACANCIES) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:20): I rise in support of the Local Government (Casual Vacancies) Amendment Bill 2023. Occasionally in this place we see sensibilities that are sensible for the state, and I commend the work of the shadow minister, the member for Flinders, in pursuing this issue to make sure that, in this place, we can right the wrongs, and some of these wrongs do not seem to be particularly an individual's fault to a degree.

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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: PRINCES HIGHWAY (DRAIN L) CULVERT REPLACEMENT

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:15): I rise to support the 14th report of the Public Works Committee of the Fifty-Fifth Parliament on the Drain L culvert replacement project. This was part of the former federal Liberal government and the state Liberal government's 80:20 joint funding of $190 million to upgrade infrastructure at locations along the Princes Highway corridor in South Australia.

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MOTION: NATIONAL CORRECTIONS DAY

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:22): I rise to speak to the amended motion by the member for Playford that this house:

(a) notes that 20 January 2023 is National Corrections Day, recognising the tireless work and efforts of our dedicated corrections staff to reduce reoffending and to make the community safer; and

(b) expresses its gratitude to all corrections staff in all roles across the state, including correctional officers, community corrections officers, Aboriginal liaison officers, social workers, psychologists, correctional educators and administration and project staff for their professionalism, skill and compassion.

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MOTION: INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:10): It is with much pleasure that I discuss the motion on International Volunteer Day:

That this house—

(a) notes that on 5 December 2022 we celebrate International Volunteer Day;

(b) acknowledges the valuable contribution that volunteers made to the economic and social wellbeing of local communities; and

(c) calls on all South Australians to thank and show their appreciation to all volunteers in our community.

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RIVER MURRAY FLOOD REVIEW

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:40): I rise today to talk about the River Murray flood, both in the Riverland and in the Murraylands. I speak not just as the member for Hammond but as the shadow emergency services minister. I want to commend the resilience of communities during this once-in-a-lifetime event for many people. We have not seen an event like this—and it was a bigger event, obviously—since 1956. Preparations went into place—whether it was up at Renmark, whether it was at Berri Barmera Council, whether it was at Loxton Waikerie, whether it was at Mid Murray or whether it was at the Rural City of Murray Bridge—and thousands of tonnes of earth got moved to protect communities.

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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (MONITORING ORDERS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:40): I rise to speak to the Criminal Procedure (Monitoring Orders) Amendment Bill 2022. I note that the Hon. Kyam Maher introduced the Criminal Procedure (Monitoring Orders) Amendment Bill in the other place on 3 November 2022. The bill would amend the Criminal Procedure Act 1921. The operation of the bill is that it would insert in the act a new part 4 division 8—Bushfire offender monitoring orders, which would provide for a police officer to apply to the Magistrates Court for an order for a bushfire offender to wear an electronic monitoring device during each fire danger season.

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LIVESTOCK (EMERGENCY ANIMAL DISEASE) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:53): I rise to speak about the Livestock (Emergency Animal Disease) Amendment Bill 2022. This bill has come about because of what we need to do in response to risk factors and the potential for foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease to come to Australia. Both diseases will cause more than major problems; it will be an absolute disaster for our livestock industries. As has been indicated, over a period of 10 years the loss could be in the range of $80 billion to $100 billion to livestock industries right across Australia.

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RIVER MURRAY FLOODING

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:30): I rise today as the member for Hammond and the shadow emergency services minister to talk about the flooding—and I will use the word 'flooding'—in the Murraylands and Riverland of this state.

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LOT FOURTEEN

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:19): I rise to support this motion by the member for Morphett.

The Hon. B.I. Boyer: I'm looking forward to it.

Mr PEDERICK: You can have a go if you like.

The ACTING SPEAKER (Mr Brown): Order! The member will be heard in silence.

Mr PEDERICK: Thank you for your protection, sir. The motion is:

That this house—

(a) recognises that during its four year term the Marshall Liberal government completely transformed the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site into a hub of technology, innovation and culture;

(b) recognises that Lot Fourteen is creating thousands of jobs and showcasing South Australia to the world;

(c) recognises that Lot Fourteen is host to Australia’s national Space Agency, cementing South Australia as the national centre of Australia’s space industry;

(d) recognises that Lot Fourteen will showcase our rich and diverse Aboriginal culture to the world and attract more visitors to South Australia with establishment of the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre; and

(e) acknowledges the Marshall Liberal government for establishing a vibrant, world-class innovation, startup growth precinct at Lot Fourteen.

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THE MURRAYLANDS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:29): On Saturday 12 November, South Australia experienced a very severe statewide storm. Strong winds took down numerous trees, resulting in vehicles being smashed, roads being blocked and damage to over 300 powerlines across the state. Other infrastructure was also damaged in the storm.

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