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