Media Releases

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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R & D ‘LAB RAT’ BILL SENT BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

Greens MLC Tammy Franks has welcomed the abandonment of a Weatherill Government bill that sought to grant sweeping ministerial powers to override almost any existing state law, while committing the Greens to stand guard should similar laws be introduced in the next South Australian parliament.

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GREENS OPPOSE BILL FOR CORPORATIONS TO BE GIVEN UNFETTERED POWERS TO USE SOUTH AUSTRALIANS AS TEST SUBJECTS

Greens MLC Tammy Franks MLC has expressed serious concerns about a Weatherill Government bill granting sweeping ministerial powers to override almost any existing state law.

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GREENS BACK SA ROYAL COMMISSION INTO MURRAY DARLING

The Greens have strongly backed the announcement from the Weatherill Government to hold a Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

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GREENS CALL FOR AMNESTY ON MEDICINAL CANNABIS

Greens MLC Tammy Franks has renewed calls for a medicinal cannabis amnesty in support of Jenny Hallam, whose cannabis oil was seized when her home was raided by SAPOL earlier this year and faces the Adelaide Magistrates Court this morning.

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GREENS WHS BILL PASSES SA PARLIAMENT

A Greens bill to increase support for workplace health and safety representatives has successfully passed both houses of South Australian Parliament.

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GREENS SLAM LIBS’ FORCED OZ DAY PLAN

The Greens have dubbed the state Opposition proposal to ‘force’ in law all South Australian Councils to celebrate Australia Day and perform citizenship ceremonies on January 26th as "jingoistic dog whistling in jackboots". 

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ONE STEP CLOSER TO COMPASSION: SA GREENS PLEDGE TO BRING DYING WITH DIGNITY BILL TO NEXT STATE PARLIAMENT

In the wake of today’s vote in the Victorian parliament, Greens lead state election candidate Tammy Franks MLC has pledged to bring the voluntary euthanasia debate to the fore in the SA state election campaign.

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GREENS CALL FOR AN INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE FOR GOVERNMENT ADS

The Greens are calling for an independent committee to monitor any spending on government advertising exceeding half a million dollars, following the latest media campaign from the Weatherill Government. Currently the Premier’s Communications Advisory Group Committee vets these campaigns.

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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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