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Greens Reintroduce Bill to Ditch ‘Gay Panic’ Defence

“The Government tried to tell me it was a thing of the past – or that it was a common law defence only – yet last week a South Australian case where the prosecution sought to rely upon the ‘gay panic’ defence went before the High Court.

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Support Grows for SA Participation in NSW Medical Cannabis Trials

Greens Health spokesperson Tammy Franks has welcomed the Liberals’ support for South Australian experts’ involvement in the New South Wales medical cannabis trials.

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Greens Call for Encore for The Jam, The Mix, The Gig

An iconic community arts mental health program called The Jam, The Mix, The Gig (The JMG) has lost state government ($26,000 pa) funding vital to its continuance.

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Stop the Jumps!

With the jumps racing season commencing for another year at Oakbank this weekend, Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC is calling on the State Government to make this season the last for jumps racing in South Australia.

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Don’t Relent on Greyhound Welfare, Say Greens

The SA Greens today urged the State Government to commit to improving animal welfare standards in the greyhound racing industry.

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Greens Welcome State Government Move to Curb ‘Culture Cops’

The SA Greens today welcome the State Government’s announcement that it will legislate in the coming session to remove barriers to the live music industry via entertainment consents within Liquor Licensing laws.

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Greens Call for National Inquiry into Greyhound Industry

The SA Greens are supporting calls for a major inquiry into the greyhound racing industry in response to the barbaric and inhumane live baiting practices shown on ABC’s ‘Four Corners’ last night, which resulted in five properties being raided in NSW, Victoria and Queensland last week.

 

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Sack Minister Hunter in Cabinet Reshuffle

Greens Aboriginal Affairs & Reconciliation spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC is calling on Premier Weatherill to sack Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ian Hunter.

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Labor Must Listen to CFS on Merger Concerns

The South Australian Greens today call on the Weatherill Government to “really listen” and respond to the CFSVA’s concerns about the planned emergency sector reforms.

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Greens Stand with Pensioners Against Rebate Cut

The South Australian Greens have pledged their support for pensioners and will join with the non-Government parties in the Parliament to block cuts to pensioner concession payments on local government rates, Greens’ Social Inclusion spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC says.

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