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State and Federal Labor must stop the games and face the music on TAFE crisis

Greens education spokespeople Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Tammy Franks MLC are calling out both the state and federal Labor parties for trying to hide from scrutiny surrounding the crisis hitting TAFE in South Australia.

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CHANGE THE DATE: GREENS MLC SAYS C’MON AUSSIE C’MON

Greens SA MLC, Tammy Franks, has backed a new poster campaign by Aboriginal artist, Elizabeth Close, and Adelaide printmaker, Jake Holmes, calling for the date of Australia Day to be changed.

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GREENS STAND BY SAFE SCHOOLS

The Greens have slammed a state Opposition election proposal to scrap the Safe Schools anti-bullying program in South Australian schools and have called on Nick Xenophon and Jay Weatherill to condemn the Liberal plan.

Greens MLC, Tammy Franks, stated: “The Greens stand by Safe Schools. Just as we stood with the LGBTI community against the national bullying exercise of a proposed plebiscite-come-postal-survey.

“The last thing we need when it comes to talking bullying is more bystanders. Jay Weatherill and Nick Xenophon need to stand up right now on this issue. Both of them need to be loud and proud. 

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GREENS WELCOME CANNABIS EXPORT NEWS WHILE CALLING ON ACTION FOR LOCAL PATIENTS

Greens MLC Tammy Franks has welcomed the news that Australia’s medical cannabis industry will be boosted by a Federal Government decision to allow exports while urging for further action to help local patients effectively access pain relief. 

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PUBLIC POWER RETAILER STILL THE LONG TERM SOLUTION NEEDED FOR ENERGY BILL RELIEF

Greens MLC, Tammy Franks, has welcomed the Weatherill Government announcement to deliver power price relief to low income earners as a quick fix, but has renewed the Greens bid for a public energy retailer to provide a long term solution.

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R & D ‘LAB RAT’ BILL SENT BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

Greens MLC Tammy Franks has welcomed the abandonment of a Weatherill Government bill that sought to grant sweeping ministerial powers to override almost any existing state law, while committing the Greens to stand guard should similar laws be introduced in the next South Australian parliament.

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GREENS OPPOSE BILL FOR CORPORATIONS TO BE GIVEN UNFETTERED POWERS TO USE SOUTH AUSTRALIANS AS TEST SUBJECTS

Greens MLC Tammy Franks MLC has expressed serious concerns about a Weatherill Government bill granting sweeping ministerial powers to override almost any existing state law.

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GREENS BACK SA ROYAL COMMISSION INTO MURRAY DARLING

The Greens have strongly backed the announcement from the Weatherill Government to hold a Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

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GREENS CALL FOR AMNESTY ON MEDICINAL CANNABIS

Greens MLC Tammy Franks has renewed calls for a medicinal cannabis amnesty in support of Jenny Hallam, whose cannabis oil was seized when her home was raided by SAPOL earlier this year and faces the Adelaide Magistrates Court this morning.

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GREENS WHS BILL PASSES SA PARLIAMENT

A Greens bill to increase support for workplace health and safety representatives has successfully passed both houses of South Australian Parliament.

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