PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: NOARLUNGA STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE UNIT

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:22): I rise to support this report into the new Noarlunga State Emergency Service Unit at Lonsdale. This is a much-needed facility servicing the southern area of our state and is located obviously just to the southern part of metropolitan Adelaide. The response area is approximately 400 square kilometres, and there is a large mix of public housing, private residential developments, large commercial developments and some agricultural land.

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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2022

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:45): I move:

That this house—

(a) recognises that Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November;

(b) acknowledges that Remembrance Day has been observed since the end of the First World War to remember and pay tribute to those who have fought and sacrificed their lives to keep us free;

(c) expresses its profound gratitude to all South Australians who have served, and continue to serve, in our armed forces; and

(d) acknowledges the important role of the RSL and other organisations who support veterans and the families of those who did not return.

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BUCKLAND PARK INTERSECTION

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:43): I rise to speak on the motion by the member for Narungga:

That this house—

(a) acknowledges the extraordinary inconvenience placed on motorists thanks to the installation of the traffic lights on Port Wakefield Road at Buckland Park;

(b) notes that the Buckland Park intersection boasts the only set of traffic lights between Port Adelaide and Port Augusta;

(c) recognises that the traffic lights undermine the good work by successive governments in improving traffic flow along the North South Corridor; and

(d) requests an immediate upgrade to the Buckland Park intersection to reverse this short-sighted decision and return traffic to a free flow model.

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HAHNDORF TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:27): On 13 July 2018, the federal government announced it would commit $1 million for a Hahndorf township strategic traffic planning study, aimed at identifying and assessing options to address congestion, connectivity, freight efficiency and safety in and around Hahndorf. Note that this was the former Liberal federal government.

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MEDICINAL CANNABIS

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:16): I rise to support the motion from the member for Mount Gambier:

That this house—

(a) recognises the growing importance of medicinal cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) as an alternative treatment option to South Australians;

(b) moves to implement research and trials into the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on patients with juvenile epilepsy, endometriosis and chronic pain; and

(c) puts South Australia at the forefront of medicinal cannabis research and treatment.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:38): I move:

That this house—

(a) recognises that 13 October is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction;

(b) acknowledges that this day aims to promote a global culture of disaster reduction and preparedness;

(c) expresses its appreciation to all professional and volunteer emergency services workers who protect communities across our state;

(d) commends the Marshall Liberal government for investing $80 million to establish a new multipurpose State Control Centre at Keswick for South Australia's emergency services headquarters; and

(e) urges the state Labor government to work collaboratively with our emergency services to ensure their work is supported and they are adequately resourced.

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SHOP TRADING HOURS (EXTENSION OF HOURS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:21): I rise to discuss the Shop Trading Hours (Extension of Hours) Amendment Bill. Certainly, as country members, essentially we have been in the 21st century for all of it and have extended shop trading hours, but I will talk about that more shortly. We absolutely welcome the proposal to extend shop trading hours on Sunday mornings, opening them at 9am rather than the current 11am, and we also support the proposal to secure Black Friday trading and changes around additional public holidays.

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HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Below is the condolence speech I gave on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 

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PLEBISCITE (SOUTH EAST COUNCIL AMALGAMATION) BILL

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (16:55): I rise to make a brief contribution to the Plebiscite (South East Council Amalgamation) Bill 2022, which involves the District Council of Grant and the City of Mount Gambier in organising a plebiscite for the good people of those two council regions to vote on whether they amalgamate those two councils.

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REGIONAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA - MOTION

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:48): I move:

That this house commends the Marshall Liberal government for recognising the importance of regional South Australia and its communities, noting their contribution to our economy worth more than $29 billion per year, through—

(a) investing $3 billion across more than 1,000 regional projects;

(b) upgrading hospitals, doubling country cancer services and upgrading about 4,800 kilometres of regional roads; and

(c) implementing the Our Regions Matter blueprint following extensive consultation with regional communities about what is needed to improve opportunities for the 29 per cent of South Australia's population living and working outside the metropolitan community.

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