The SA ‘true free range’ egg industry is in jeopardy thanks to years of inaction from the Weatherill Labor Government on its voluntary labelling scheme and a pending national decision that may well advantage the ‘fake range’ players in the industry, Greens employment spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC says.
A Bill allowing female same-sex co-parents to both be recognised on their child’s birth certificate has passed the Lower House at last after the Bill was given Government time to conclude the debate yesterday. The Bill passed last night, with both the Government and the Opposition allowing their members a conscience vote. Greens MLC Tammy Franks’ Bill, colloquially known as ‘Tadhg’s Law’, was co-sponsored by Liberal MP David Pisoni in the Lower House, and overcomes a three year ‘cohabitation rule’ that only existed in South Australia.
Greens Health spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has today welcomed a Federal Government move to introduce a medical cannabis Bill to establish a national cannabis cultivation scheme for patients with painful and chronic conditions, urging cooperation from the states to ensure the scheme’s success.
Greens animal welfare spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has today joined with the RSPCA and Sea Shepherd to announce plans to launch a new protection Bill for exhibited animals. Plans for the Bill come in the wake of an announcement that a new nightclub – Atlantis Lounge on Waymouth Street - will feature an aquarium including hammerhead sharks.
Greens MLC Tammy Franks will bring her motion of support for Radio Adelaide to a vote in the SA Upper House tomorrow (Wednesday), with widespread cross-party support expected.
The #SaveRadAd campaign has garnered broad community support and seen more than 4800 people sign a petition calling on the University of Adelaide to keep the station on air.
Weatherill Government members of the SA Upper House this morning voted against Labor’s own original clause, asserting that footage of animal welfare abuses were not to be considered ‘in the public interest’ by the courts when considering their publication. The vote took place as part of the Surveillance Devices Bill 2015 debate, which is set to be read a third time tomorrow.
Greens MLC Tammy Franks says the Surveillance Devices Bill 2015 is an ‘ag-gag’ bill by another name with the potential to gag animal advocates, employees, whistleblowers and the media on issues of animal cruelty – a view supported by the Law Society in its submission, released in recent days.
Greens industrial relations spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC joined with unions and injured workers today to make a clear case for changes to the new workers compensation laws. The current Return to Work scheme took effect in July this year.
Greens Aboriginal Affairs spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC, who has championed Stolen Generations compensation since she entered the Parliament in 2010, has welcomed the Government’s announcement today of a long-overdue Stolen Generations reparations scheme.