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Greens animal welfare spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has today joined with the RSPCA and Sea Shepherd to announce plans to launch a new protection Bill for exhibited animals. Plans for the Bill come in the wake of an announcement that a new nightclub – Atlantis Lounge on Waymouth Street - will feature an aquarium including hammerhead sharks.
Greens MLC Tammy Franks will bring her motion of support for Radio Adelaide to a vote in the SA Upper House tomorrow (Wednesday), with widespread cross-party support expected.
The #SaveRadAd campaign has garnered broad community support and seen more than 4800 people sign a petition calling on the University of Adelaide to keep the station on air.
Weatherill Government members of the SA Upper House this morning voted against Labor’s own original clause, asserting that footage of animal welfare abuses were not to be considered ‘in the public interest’ by the courts when considering their publication. The vote took place as part of the Surveillance Devices Bill 2015 debate, which is set to be read a third time tomorrow.
Greens MLC Tammy Franks says the Surveillance Devices Bill 2015 is an ‘ag-gag’ bill by another name with the potential to gag animal advocates, employees, whistleblowers and the media on issues of animal cruelty – a view supported by the Law Society in its submission, released in recent days.
Greens industrial relations spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC joined with unions and injured workers today to make a clear case for changes to the new workers compensation laws. The current Return to Work scheme took effect in July this year.