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Upper House slams Government attack on Springbank School

May 01, 2020

A motion calling on the Government to abandon its review of Springbank Secondary College has passed the Upper House, following a similar motion that was passed unanimously by Mitcham Council last month. A review is required under the Education Act to close or merge...

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Response to Dean Jaensch (November 2019)

January 14, 2020

The following is a response from Mark Parnell MLC to an article published by Dean Jaensch, regarding the Greens' stance on hazard reduction. This response was not published.  Sent: Wednesday, 20 November 2019Subject: Response to Dean Jaensch Over a long academic career, Dean Jaensch...

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SA Animal Welfare Laws falter as Horses to race despite heatwave

December 18, 2019

Thoroughbred Racing SA have indicated they will go ahead with their planned meet at Morphettville Racecourse this Friday, despite the current heatwave and a forecast of 44oC that day. The Greens have condemned the decision for Friday’s races to go ahead pointing to a...

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Pokies Note Acceptors Bulldozed Through SA Parliament This Week

December 06, 2019

After a marathon debate in the state Upper House (over three days and long nights into early morning) the controversial bills that will ‘turbo charge gambling harm’ by allowing note acceptors in SA poker machines has drawn the condemnation of Greens’ MLC Tammy Franks....

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Reason thrown out the window as Pokies legislation pushed through Parliament

December 04, 2019

This week, while the Liberals and Labor teamed up to push through community-damaging and ill-considered pokies legislation, they have refused to support any cross-bench amendments to try and minimize the harm caused. Amendments the major parties rejected: Insert/increase penalty expiation fees for breaches of...

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