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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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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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