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Ecological Solution & Fee Relief Needed to Combat Seal Problem

Greens animal welfare spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has welcomed Minister Hunter’s long overdue commitment of more than $100,000 in State Government funding for humane, non-lethal deterrents to reduce seal numbers in the Coorong and lower lakes – but she says this is only the first of many steps that must be urgently taken.

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Greens Call for a Considered Cross-party Response to Fur Seal Challenge

Greens animal welfare spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC says a call by Liberal MP Adrian Pederick to cull fur seals in the Coorong and lower lakes is a kneejerk reaction to a complex problem.

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Rainbow Flag Must Fly in Face of Gay Hate Propaganda

Greens Gender & Sexuality spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has strongly condemned the gay hate speech pamphlet being circulated in protest against the Marion Council’s recent decision to permanently fly the rainbow flag.

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SA Greens Budget Statement

The SA Greens have responded to what they deem a ‘blue tie’ budget from a State Labor Government.

“No wonder Steven Marshall told everyone to vote Labor – this is a blue tie budget,” Greens MLC Tammy Franks said.

The Greens say that $180 million in savings for SA businesses comes at the expense of injured workers.

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Devastating Job Losses at Port Augusta Show that Government Must Urgently Repower Regions

The expected closure of Port Augusta’s power stations is an opportunity to invest in solar thermal jobs to “repower the regions”, Greens Employment spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC says.

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Tadhg’s Law Passes Upper House

A little boy who has reached his first birthday, but is yet to be recognised with a birth certificate, celebrated a step towards that recognition with the passage of a Greens Bill through the State Upper House last night.

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SA Greens Call on Parliament to Back Federal Marriage Equality

Greens Gender & Sexuality spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has today given notice that she will introduce a motion calling on the State Government and Opposition to back a free vote on marriage equality in the Federal Parliament.

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Industrial Manslaughter Should be a Crime: SA Greens

Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC will introduce a Bill to State Parliament seeking to create an offence of ‘industrial manslaughter’ in SA in the next sitting week.

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Premier Weatherill Can Show Leadership on Medical Cannabis

The SA Greens are calling on Premier Jay Weatherill to “step up on behalf of South Australian sufferers” following yesterday’s announcement that Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will enable sick Queenslanders to participate in the NSW medical cannabis trials.

 

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Greens Do 360 on City Skate Park

The Greens will today do a legislative 360 when Tammy Franks MLC introduces a motion calling on the State Government to commit to funding a new central city skate space.

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