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Greens Motion to #SaveRadAd Set for Vote in Upper House Tomorrow

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.

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Weatherill Labor Party MPs Vote that Animal Welfare Issues are Not 'in the Public Interest'

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.   

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Law Society Advice Bells the Cat: Labor's Surveillance Devices Law IS an 'Ag-Gag' Bill

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.

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Labor's New Workers Comp Laws are Unfair for All Injured Workers - Not Just Police

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.

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Greens Welcome Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme Announcement

Greens Aboriginal Affairs spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC, who has championed Stolen Generations compensation since she entered the Parliament in 2010, has welcomed the Government’s announcement today of a long-overdue Stolen Generations reparations scheme.

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SA Government Must Act to Stop Those Cashing In on Infant Formula Shortages

Greens’ consumer affairs spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has called on the Minister for Business Services and Consumers to work to prevent people from making quick cash at the expense of fellow South Australians’ food security by supporting retailers in managing baby formula shortages and working with online retailer platforms such as eBay.

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Common Sense Comes to North Terrace as SA Finally Cuts the 'Culture Cops'

Common sense has prevailed today, with the passage of the Government’s Liquor Licensing (Entertainment on Licensed Premises) Amendment Bill, Greens’ Arts spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC says.

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The State Government Must Offer Emergency Funding to Save EDASA

The closure of the Eating Disorders Association of South Australia (EDASA) is terrible news for the South Australian community and emergency funding should be provided immediately to save the important service, Greens health spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC says.

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SA Labor Takes Baby Steps on Medical Cannabis but Still Way Out of Step with Community

A motion calling for medical cannabis reform has passed the Upper House this afternoon despite the Weatherill Labor Government members voting against it, once again proving they are out of step with the South Australian public. A Roy Morgan poll this week showed that 89% of South Australians support the legalisation of medical cannabis. 

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Greens Challenge Minister to Meet with Families on Medical Cannabis Reform

Greens health spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC is challenging Health Minister Jack Snelling to meet with the families of South Australians seeking medical cannabis reform.

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