The SA Greens will stand firm against attempts by the Liberals and Australian Conservatives to water down the Government’s successful Industry Advocate role when a bill to extend and strengthen the powers of the position comes up for debate in the state’s upper house. The Industry Advocate Bill will formally establish the statutory position to promote the use of South Australian workers and local materials in SA contracts.
Greens Mental Health Spokesperson, Tammy Franks MLC, has marked World Mental Health Day by renewing her party’s commitment to fighting against the stigma placed on mental illness and for better supports for ALL South Australians to stay alive and live well, urging Government action on borderline personality disorder.
The Greens have welcomed the news that Antony Condina of GD Pharma has been awarded a licence for manufacturing Medical Cannabis products here in South Australia, but have warned that until SA sees similar approvals to ‘grow our own’ for approved manufacturers the price will continue to drive patients underground. Greens Health spokesperson, Tammy Franks MLC, has renewed calls for an amnesty for those patients turning to the black market in the face of no meaningful access to a legal source.
The Greens have condemned the Labor Weatherill Government’s cuts to student and staff numbers on Adelaide and Flinders University Councils as “an attack on industrial and university democracy.” The move to cut these positions on Council was strongly opposed by the NTEU and student representatives.
The Greens have backed Opposition calls for action on the revelations about TAFE SA aircraft maintenance engineer training at Parafield but have added that an audit of just this course ‘won’t go far enough’.
Greens’ Animal Welfare spokesperson, Tammy Franks MLC has slammed the state Environment Department’s official media responses to allegations wombats have been buried alive in their burrows on a Murraylands property. The wombats’ homes have allegedly been filled in, in order to destroy them, which is not only inhumane but explicitly illegal.