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GREENS CALL ON ALL PARTIES TO COMMIT TO INDUSTRIAL MANSLAUGHTER LAWS FOLLOWING WORKPLACE TRAGEDY

The Greens have challenged all parties contesting next month’s South Australian election to commit to Industrial Manslaughter legislation, following a recent workplace death at the construction site of a new power farm near Port Augusta.

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NICK’S POKIES POLICY FAILS THE PUB TEST

The Greens have called for SA Best to ‘do better’ on pokies reform, following Nick Xenophon’s announcement today to cut South Australian gaming machine numbers to around 8,000 in contrast with the Greens’ 5 year total phase out plan.

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GREENS CALL ON XENOPHON TO STAND WITH HIS FEDERAL COLLEAGUES ON PHASING OUT POKER MACHINES

With the federal NXT Team today voting to support a Senate motion calling for poker machines to be phased out, the Greens have called on Nick Xenophon to clarify his position at a state level, inviting SA Best to stand with them on gambling reform.

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PALLIATIVE PATIENTS NEED 24/7 NOT 9-5 CARE

At least 6000 South Australians who will die this year will miss out on the palliative care they need and want. Greens Health Spokesperson, Tammy Franks MLC, is calling for all parties contesting the state election to address this urgent situation and pledge an additional $24.5m so that those 6,000 people and their loved ones may access the care they need to die with dignity and comfort.

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SA SCHOOLS NEED AN EDUCATION OMBUDSMAN: GREENS

Speaking at the Council for Education Associations of South Australia Education (CEASA) Policy Forum, Greens Education spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has demanded that an Education Ombudsman must be a top priority for whom ever is the state's Premier after March 17. 

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State and Federal Labor must stop the games and face the music on TAFE crisis

Greens education spokespeople Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Tammy Franks MLC are calling out both the state and federal Labor parties for trying to hide from scrutiny surrounding the crisis hitting TAFE in South Australia.

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CHANGE THE DATE: GREENS MLC SAYS C’MON AUSSIE C’MON

Greens SA MLC, Tammy Franks, has backed a new poster campaign by Aboriginal artist, Elizabeth Close, and Adelaide printmaker, Jake Holmes, calling for the date of Australia Day to be changed.

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GREENS STAND BY SAFE SCHOOLS

The Greens have slammed a state Opposition election proposal to scrap the Safe Schools anti-bullying program in South Australian schools and have called on Nick Xenophon and Jay Weatherill to condemn the Liberal plan.

Greens MLC, Tammy Franks, stated: “The Greens stand by Safe Schools. Just as we stood with the LGBTI community against the national bullying exercise of a proposed plebiscite-come-postal-survey.

“The last thing we need when it comes to talking bullying is more bystanders. Jay Weatherill and Nick Xenophon need to stand up right now on this issue. Both of them need to be loud and proud. 

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GREENS WELCOME CANNABIS EXPORT NEWS WHILE CALLING ON ACTION FOR LOCAL PATIENTS

Greens MLC Tammy Franks has welcomed the news that Australia’s medical cannabis industry will be boosted by a Federal Government decision to allow exports while urging for further action to help local patients effectively access pain relief. 

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PUBLIC POWER RETAILER STILL THE LONG TERM SOLUTION NEEDED FOR ENERGY BILL RELIEF

Greens MLC, Tammy Franks, has welcomed the Weatherill Government announcement to deliver power price relief to low income earners as a quick fix, but has renewed the Greens bid for a public energy retailer to provide a long term solution.

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