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Coorong Trust Passes Upper House

October 18, 2019

Last night the Legislative Council passed the Coorong Environmental Trust Bill 2019, which received unanimous support from all sides of politics. The legislation, which has been called for by the local community, will establish the Coorong Environmental Trust; an independent body with the objective...

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New Bid For Abortion Safe Access Zones

September 24, 2019

The global ‘40 Days for Life’ protest of abortion health care commences this Wednesday, September 25 and runs until November 3. A private members bill by Greens Tammy Franks and Labor’s Nat Cook will be introduced in both Houses of state parliament today to...

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Greens Call On Premier To Caution His Assistant Minister

September 13, 2019

This week in Parliament Tammy Franks MLC questioned the Hon Jing Lee MLC – Assistant Minister to the Premier – about her role as a Parliamentary Ambassador for the Confucius Institute. Greens MLC Tammy Franks has today written to the Premier, asking him to...

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Greens Call on Marshall Government for caution on Confucius Classrooms

August 23, 2019

In South Australia, there is a ‘Confucius Institute’ (CI) at the University of Adelaide, two Confucius Classrooms in our state's public schools (Salisbury High and Plympton International College), and one Confucius Classroom in the private sector at Christian Brothers College. Confucius Institutes are a...

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Greens Call For Stronger “Phony Police” Laws

August 19, 2019

After first appearing in Perth, another car has now appeared in Adelaide imitating a Chinese police vehicle, alarming members of the public and in particular ex-pats from China. There is currently speculation that this fake police car may have been part of an intimidating...

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Greens Say Confucius Institute Contracts Demand Scrutiny

July 25, 2019

Confucius Institutes are a key plank of the Chinese Communist Party's global soft power effort. In South Australia, we have one Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide, two Confucius Classrooms in our state's public schools (Salisbury High and Plympton International College), and one...

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Greens Secure Inquiry Into School Complaints To Break Bill Impasse

July 23, 2019

The Education and Children’s Services Bill currently before the state Parliament has stalled for four months while negotiations between Government and Upper House MPs on amendments continue. Quotes attributable to Tammy Franks MLC: “This Bill was a “once in a generation” reform but has...

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Greens Seeing Red On Code Blue Call

June 12, 2019

The SA Greens have welcomed today’s announcement of a Code Blue emergency homelessness response but have renewed their calls (made in parliament last week) for a review and reform of the criteria for a Cold Blue to be called. The current triggers for a...

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Sex Worker And Cross-Party Support For Bill

June 05, 2019

A joint press conference of cross-party MPs (Greens, Labor, and Liberal) and representatives of sex worker organisations – SIN (Kat Morrison, General Manager) and Scarlet Alliance (Jules Kim, CEO) – will be held in the Old Parliament foyer at 11.30am today. This is in...

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