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Speech: Fuel Watch Bill 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (18:05): I rise on behalf the Greens to support this bill and I do commend the work of the crossbenchers, SA-Best's the Hon. Frank Pangallo, and indeed, in the other place, the member for Florey for her sterling efforts. Given that we are in the time of the dinner break and that has taken a long time to come before the parliament, I simply indicate that the Greens do support the bill. We prefer the government's bill. We understand that the government bill has now passed the other place. If this is truly the time where we have resorted into Aesop's fables and tortoises and hares, we look forward to the hare or the tortoise actually running its race and we could be passing this legislation through both houses of parliament tomorrow.

The Greens indicate that we are willing—given we have already long debated this matter and given all sides of parliament seem to agree that we need to fix this—to support this bill tonight to continue the race, but we look forward to the government bill, which will be with us shortly. We look forward to legislation being passed by the end of the week no matter who has their name on that piece of legislation at the end of the day.

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