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Greens condemn cuts to Welfare Rights Centre SA and call on Weatherill Government to restore funding

We are shocked to learn about the loss of funding for the Welfare Rights Centre SA, in an era where the Federal Government are pursuing false debt notices and demonising our nation’s most vulnerable.

The Welfare Rights Centre SA has been supporting those in need for three decades and Greens MLC Tammy Franks said the move will disadvantage both the state and its people.


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Greens To Vote Against Child Safety Bill

The Greens have called on the State Government to dump their fatally flawed child protection bill and go back to the drawing board on child protection law reforms. The Greens call echoes those made this week by the newly formed alliance of child protection community sector and legal groups highly critical of the Weatherill Government’s Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017.

The alliance consists of: The Law Society of South Australia, South Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Medical Association SA, Child and Family Welfare Association of SA, The Council for the Care of Children, Youth Affairs Council of SA and The Child Protection Reform Movement.


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The SA Greens today backed the calls of the Accountable Income Management Network in calling out the spin on the cashless welfare card that has been trialed in Ceduna. Ms Franks was in Ceduna last week and convened a meeting with locals many of whom raised significant concerns about the workings of the Indue (Cashless Welfare) Card. 

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Oakden is a Disgrace But Until We Increase Funding Closing It Down Won't Fix The Problem

The Greens support the decision to shut down the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service but say the developments are a sign of the dearth of support and funding that exists within this part of the mental health sector as a Government responsibility that can no longer be shirked. 


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Greens' Industrial Hemp Bill Passed


A Greens Bill introduced by Tammy Franks MLC, to allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp has passed the State Parliament with the support of the State Government and the Opposition today. This Bill will authorise and regulate an industrial hemp industry in South Australia.


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'Justice for Jorge' Means Releasing the Truth Premier: Greens Push Parliamentary Inquiry into Failed nRAH Death Prosecution

Greens Industrial Relations Spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC called for an inquiry into SafeWork SA’s investigation into the death of Jorge Castillo-Riffo 2014, whilst speaking at a rally today.

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Jobs from growth of hemp: Greens


A Greens Bill to allow for the cultivation of Industrial Hemp has passed the State Parliament’s Upper House with the support of the State Government and the Opposition, last night.


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No Time For Jay To 'Keep Calm' on 'Gay Panic'

Last night the Queensland Parliament passed legislation dumping the ‘gay panic’ defence in that state, leaving South Australia as the only state failing to remove this partial defence of provocation. 

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Get Growing and Get Going For Patients Say MPss

SA MPs unite to combat the ‘mirage’ of access to medical cannabis.


Greens, Liberal, Dignity and Xenophon members of the state’s upper house today hosted a forum to listen to voices of health consumers, doctors and the medical cannabis industry about the barriers still in place to accessing medical cannabis in South Australia.  


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The Greens have expressed disgust that the Weatherill Labor Government has approved the 2017 Duck and Quail Hunting Open Season to commence today. Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson Tammy Franks this morning will join the RSPCA and other animal welfare groups on the steps of state Parliament at a rally to call for a permanent ban to this cruelty.


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