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Jay M.I.A on Medical Cannabis Reform

Greens health spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has today condemned the Weatherill Government for failing to act on medical cannabis reform, saying this demonstrates the Premier’s lack of leadership on the issue - and is already rendering South Australians to medical refugee status.

 

Ms Franks will introduce a motion in the Upper House this afternoon calling on the Government to follow the lead of Premiers interstate by acting on medical cannabis reform.

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Greens Make Fresh Bid to Crack Free-Range Egg Labelling Sham

Greens Consumer Affairs spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has today introduced legislation in Parliament that will finally give certainty to consumers by regulating the display of eggs for sale.

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40 Years Since Decriminalisation of Homosexuality Not a Time to Rest on Our Laurels

This week marks the 40th Anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in South Australia. Greens Gender & Sexuality spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC is calling on the South Australian Government to lead the way on equality for the LGBTIQ community.

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Greens Strongly Welcome Community Dialysis Funding Announcement

The Greens Aboriginal Affairs spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of more than $15 million in funding for Purple House, an Alice Springs-based dialysis treatment centre to run community dialysis on the APY lands.

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Stop the Carnage: Minister Must Move on Jumps Committee

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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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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