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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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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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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Social Development Committee: Inquiry Into Regional Health Services

Debate resumed.

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (11:15): I rise to speak on the inquiry into regional health services, which is the subject of the 40th report of the Social Development Committee. It was very interesting how this reference was established. The member for Stuart tabled the recommendation to have this reference in this parliament many years ago, in 2014, and since that time there has been quite a bit of negotiation around what exact reference points we would use.

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Murraylands Award Winners

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (15:35): I rise to speak about some Murraylands award winners today. The Murraylands have been extremely successful at two major awards events hosted here in Adelaide in the last couple of months, and I am honoured to represent those award winners as their local state member.

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Labour Hire Licensing Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 10 August 2017.)

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (17:00): I rise to speak to the labour hire bill 2017 and note that it was introduced by the Attorney-General on 10 August 2017. What the bill is seeking to do is to provide for the licensing and regulation of persons who provide labour hire services. Essentially, this requires a person to be licensed who provides labour hire services, with a fit and proper person test, and provide penalties for deregistration in the event of noncompliance with the act or standards set. It is proposed in the bill that Consumer and Business Services will be responsible for the administration of the scheme.

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Rate Capping

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (12:07): I rise to support the motion by the member for Goyder:

That this house—

(a) notes the level of local government rate income increases over the past five years;

(b) notes the concerns expressed by the local government sector of transfer of responsibility from the state government to local government and the associated cost impact; and

(c) requests the member for Frome, as Minister for Local Government, confirm what legislative, regulatory or practical action he has pursued, investigated or implemented to keep local government rate increases to a minimum.

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Work Health and Safety (Notification of Next of Kin) Amendment Bill

Introduction and First Reading

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (10:30): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Work Health and Safety Act 2012. Read a first time.

Second Reading

Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (10:31): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

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