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GREENS PLEDGE TO FIGHT RIGHT WING ATTACK ON SA JOBS AND PROCUREMENT

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. 

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GREENS SAY GOVERNMENT DITHERING ON BPD, EFFECTIVELY A DEATH SENTENCE

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.

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MEDICINAL CANNABIS: GRANT AMNESTY UNTIL WE HAVE REAL ACCESS

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.

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Labor's Cuts to Uni Council Membership Shafts Staff and Students

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. 

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Minister Must Step Up and Save TAFE

With ASQA issuing a notice of “intention to remove or suspend” 16 TAFE SA qualifications unless TAFE SA improve their courses, the Greens have renewed their calls for the Weatherill Government to rescue TAFE from the failings of corporatisation.

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GREENS WHS BILL PASSES UPPER HOUSE

Last night, a Greens bill to increase support for workplace health and safety representatives passed the upper house of the South Australian Parliament.

 

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BPD SWANSONG NEEDS AN ENCORE

Greens Health spokesperson, Tammy Franks MLC said today’s long overdue state government announcement for action on Borderline Personality Disorder was “far too late and still far too little”.

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Latest Training Scandal ‘Tip Of The Iceberg’: TAFESA Needs Urgent Overhaul And Ombudsman

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’. 

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Labor Has Dropped The Ball On Ticket Scalping

Greens SA MP, Tammy Franks MLC has said that Minister Bignell’s late call to declare major event status for the upcoming AFL Adelaide Oval finals games “shows the Weatherill Labor government has dropped the ball on ticket scalping.”

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Dewnr More Concerned With Digging Itself Out Of PR Hole Than Wombats Being Buried Alive

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. 

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