International Midwives and Nurses Days

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:41): I rise to support this motion by the member for Hurtle Vale. I certainly want to acknowledge the great work that nurses and midwives do in our community.

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Transport Infrastructure

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:14): I rise to address a couple of issues, some I did not get to speak about in my Address in Reply contribution. I would like to discuss our Globe Link policy, which is our far-reaching policy to link Monarto around the back of the Hills, possibly around Truro, and coming out at Two Wells. What we will do is the work we have committed to, as has already been mentioned today by minister Knoll in this place. We have committed to the $20 million study to make sure that we get the right routes, the right outcomes, and that we get it done at the right costings.

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Address in Reply 2018

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:24): I rise to give my Address in Reply speech after the Governor's speech was delivered the other day in the other place.

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Murray-Darling Basin Plan 2018

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:44): I rise to talk today about what I think is an historic agreement between the federal government and the federal opposition in regard to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

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Thomas Foods International

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:35): I congratulate you, Mr Speaker, not only on your fantastic, thumping election victory in Hartley but also on your ascension to that regal place you hold now.

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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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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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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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